Looking for some guidance and help!

CLGILLINGHAM - 9:21AM PDT, Mar 18th 2011

clgillingham
Sacramento, CA

Hello!
I'm not new to CK, but this week I was diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic, and I'm a little overwhelmed! I'm scheduled to see the Dietician and I'm supposed to sign up for a couple of classes to learn about diabetes, but looks like it might take awhile to get into one of them. What can/should I be doing in the mean time???

My A1c readings were 5.8/120. I've been on a medical whirlwind over the last 5 months trying to find out what was wrong with me ~ I've had eye issues, elevated vascular markers, elevated cholesteral readings, had all the heart related tests done, ended up in the hospital where a CT scan found nodules on my Thyroid (biopsied) ~ and really struggling with trying to loose my weight. On CK I had lost 45 lbs, but I've almost gained that all back now. I'm pooped and could really use some support from those that share this experience! :help:

Colette ><>
"Winning is not everything ~~~ but making the effort to win is!" Vince Lombardi

HW 272 (Physical 12/4/08)
CKSD 12/30/08 ~ CKSW 267
CW 265
GW 155


J_ALLENBROWN - 9:07PM PDT, May 30th 2011

j_allenbrown
Columbia, South Carolina

I wish I had seen your post sooner. We have almost the same numbers. I haven't had the same kind of medical problems, BUT our starting and goal weights are very close. Of course, we couldn't be farther apart geographically - I'm in South Carolina. The biggest piece of advice I've ever been given as far as diet and weight loss are concerned has to do with always trying - all day. If I wake up starving and completely blow it on breakfast, that doesn't mean I have to throw in the towel for lunch and dinner. EVERY meal counts. If I fail breakfast, and manage to reel myself in by lunch and dinner, I still feel a sense of accomplishment even if my calories and carbs are way over the day. If I think of it in terms of how many meals I have until my goal instead of how many days I have until my goal - it makes it a little easier to get back on the horse, so to speak. Having the occasional "today sucks and I need chocolate ice cream" doesn't mean a total failure. It's not what you do every now and then that gets us all in this situation - it's what we do daily. If we just do a little tiny bit better every day than we did the day before - then winning is on the way - every time for everybody without fail. And if it takes a long time to get there - there are plenty of us to keep you company along the way. =o)


CLGILLINGHAM - 11:43AM PDT, May 31st 2011

clgillingham
Sacramento, CA

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support ~ I had a good support team here on CK last year, but they have all gone now, and I'm finding it hard to find folks that will respond to postings!
I'm going to enlist your suggestions and just do my best each day. This didn't happen over night and now with the medical issues, it won't go away over night!

Colette ><>
"Winning is not everything ~~~ but making the effort to win is!" Vince Lombardi

HW 272 (Physical 12/4/08)
CKSD 12/30/08 ~ CKSW 267
GW 155


LIZZYMC60 - 9:21AM PDT, Jul 24th 2011

lizzymc60
Northern California

Hi Colette. Hope you are still here and losing. I was diagnosed diabetic 5 years ago and dropped 30 pounds. Kept that off, but realize I really need to lose the rest. I find it hard to keep my carbs down, which does really help my blood sugars. Right now, keeping track of everything and realizing it is hard to get enough protein and fat in, along with the carbs down, and the calories I need, ugh. I know that when I eat higher carbs, even though the dietician told me to, that I feel awful. I have less energy, my eyesight is intermittently blurry, I have restless sleep, etc. Anyway, good luck and keep posting


BOOCAT1860 - 9:24PM PDT, Sep 9th 2011

Try eating Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Flax and 7 Grain Honey Puffs. They taste great and have a lot of fiber which may help with your energy level. Also Dave's Killer Breads. They are really good, all natural and again lots of fiber. I have been having really great success with my blood sugars adding these to my diet.

Tina


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