hello, I am a diabetic

VNEISWONGER - 11:30PM UTC, Jun 25th 2012

Clarion, PA

:hi: My name is Vicki, I am 47 years old and have been a diabetic for about 6 years now.My A1C was 7.1 about a month ago. My dr. recommended that I see a diabetes educator and she really helped me this time. Yes Ive seen her before. She gave me 1800 calories a day and 249 carbs. She told me that if you watch your carbs that the calories will take care of themselves. So far so good. I have kept to my carb limit pretty well and I have lost 27 lbs in30 days :clap:
My biggest problem is once I start doing well then I start slacking off and I gain all Ive lost +some back. Im determined to get this time to work. Im hoping that if I have CK friends that you all can help me as I will do my best to help you. Also another problem is lack of exercise. I dont exercise because my knees are in very bad shape. I have had several surgeries on both knees and had a partial replacement on my left knee in January. Going for walks are out of the question. I cant even walk to do grocery shopping. I am hoping that once I get some more of this weight off, my knees will feel better. I have at least 100 pounds to lose. lets keep our fingers crossed that this time will be the winner. Blessed Be.
Vicki the bookwitch:)

TNUKEM - 12:57AM UTC, Jan 6th 2013

The weight is the hardest thing. It is better to plan meals to control your blood sugar. I too have lost a lot of weight only to eventually regain it. Most people do, in fact only 5% or less can keep it off for five years. The trouble is, your body is working against you. If you decrease your calories, your body will adjust metabolism so that you don't lose any more weight. I've been traking my weight for thirty years. I recently had some kidney problems and had to be taken off my diabetes meds. By planning my meals using the CK method I have been able to maintain my glucose to about 148 every morning without the meds. I haven't lost any weight since I started and I've kept my calorie intake below target. I say, give the weight loss idea a rest and concentrate more on getting good glucose control

VNEISWONGER - 7:31PM UTC, Aug 7th 2012

Clarion, PA

I have been diabetic since 2001-02. I have had both knees arthroscoped and have had a partial knee replacement in my left knee. My last A1C was 7.0 and since Ive been losing weight my doctor has me doing these tests every 6 weeks. Try to picture my dr in your head: he is @5'4", curly brown hair(that is left) wire rimmed glasses that he tends to look over the top of. He wears his dr lab coat during office hours. Oh and he thinks hes smarter than everybody else and acts like it. I dont think I have been into see him that he doesnt have some isue going on. Last visit he was 1.5 hours behind and he was NOT happy. Until he saw me and looked at my chart and saw my weight loss and then he was very happy. He even fist bumped me and that surprised me so much that it was a good thing I was sitting down. Anyways I have lost another six pounds, that make 32 pounds since the first part of June. I could not have done this on my own. Without my diabetes educator and my doctorand my husband of course I never would have gotten this far.I have tried so many times to lose weight and I have, at one point I had lost 100 pounds andthen I got off the way I was eating and stopped walking cuz I lost my walking partner and I gained it all back plus some. But I am happy to say That I broke another 10 pound mark and I have 4 more to go to meet this goal and then I will go onto the next five. Im hoping that once my husband starts his new job tomorrow that I will be able to lose it easier since we wont be eating out everyday for lunch. If you ever need to talk I can give you my cell number or my email even if it is just to touch base and share something of your day or a recipe or whatever. Just let me know. :hi:Vicki the bookwitch

VNEISWONGER - 7:10PM UTC, Aug 7th 2012

Clarion, PA

Hi Im sorry I havent responded until now. I always forget that once you post a comment any replies dont show up as threads. So I need to check all the threads that I have posted.
You are right when you say it is hard to get active participants. I for one am glad of the areas to enter blogs and get feedback. If there was any feedback. I mean I know people are busy these days, but this blog stuff is part of the program so it doesnt cost extra. I am really happy with this program. I am a repetetive person. I have to do thingsover and over before I get it right. I also am one of those people that likes to write stuff down(not that my huband thinks so). Anyway I get on here and write in my blog about some of the things that my doctor has told me or my diabetes educator. Or if I find a great product. Or even just to jump in and say hi. I wish more people would do this. Anyways have a good day and hope to hear from you soon.Vicki the bookwitch

DGARDNER61 - 4:16PM UTC, Jul 6th 2012

Katy, TX

Hi Vicki - I just saw your post- these groups are hard to get active participation - and I'm bad about checking in! We have a lot of similiarities- A1C is 6.6, diabetic Type II since 1999- have been working with a dietician in the last year, struggle to exericse with hip/knee pain- etc...and I'm 50... but I'd love to lose 27 lbs in 30 days- congrats on that great weight loss! You had to have been really focused!
CK has made me do what I have never done- journal my eating...and really track my weight loss- I'm in this for the long haul - trying to really figure out how to CHANGE.. not diet... I have a long ways to go - but have made forward progress!
Keep up the great work - and let's stay in touch!:wave1:


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