I havent been on this site for awhile. I think its been a couple of months since I was really able to sit and check out whats been going on here at tudiabetes. You see I have been working alot lately. I am a seasonal employee for the IRS( dont worry I wont audit you!) so I only work for about 6 months out of the year. I just realized today that it has been a little over 1 1/2 years since I was diagnosed with diabetes. When I first found out I have diabetes I was really motivated. I had a plan to loose all the extra weight and get my a1c down to a healthy level. Well after only a little longer than planned my A1c is at 5.5 and I am 26lbs lighter than the beginning of this year. I went a little off track the year following my diagnoses and I actually had gained about 30lbs from when I was diagnosed but this January I joined weight watchers. The weight has been coming off slowly but surely. I am now a little less than when I was first diagnosed( I had actually lost a little at first and then gained it back plus some). I still have quite a bit to go but I think I am finally on the right track. Hopefully I can stay on this road!