Hello everybody! Although I was just recently diagnosed with diabetes, I have accepted it and I'm planning on doing everything I need to do to keep my sugar levels normal. For me, this is a major turning point in my life on many levels. I'm overweight and although I am proud being a BBW (big beautiful woman), I swore to myself that if my weight ever started to affect my health in a negative way, then I would do something about it. So, here I am at this cross road.
To give you a little idea of who I am, I'm a very happy outgoing person and usually always positive and upbeat. Of course I haven't always been this way, I've struggled with my own personal issues in my life and I've dealt with different things through my life. I'm a poet and its therapy for me in a lot of ways to express feelings that way. I've dealt with depression in the past and from that I learned a very valuable lesson and that is: it doesn't matter what issue you deal with as long as you deal with it in a positive light. There isn't anything a person can't achieve or overcome, if they stay positive and hopeful. Attitude to me is 100% about how we deal with life. If you have a negative attitude, then you can be sure that you'll attract negative things to happen in your life. I know that sounds too simple but its the truth. Our mental state and the condition we keep our spirits in, is so very important!
Since March 1, 2010, I've cut sugar out of my diet. I never thought that I could do that, at least I never thought it would be as easy as it has been. It has much to do with my attitude about it. When I heard my doctor say, "You have Type 2 diabetes." that changed everything for me. It was scary but it's my reality now and my attitude has everything to do with how I control my diabetes and there are no "if's ands or but's" about it. So for me, that was simple to do. I've been using Splenda, its the only sugar substitute that I've found that I like. I have to now watch my carbs and omg is this a hard one for me!! LOL! I love my carbs! But I love vegetables even more so maybe it won't be so bad after all. I'm just now beginning with my new diet. And BTW I hate that word..."DIET"!! I'm not on a diet, I'm on a new eating plan that will be for the rest of my life. To me, "Diet" represents starving ourselves to lose some weight, some people starve themselves to lose weight. And when they go off their diet, they go back to old eating habits and bam...they gain their weight back and you start all over again. So, whatever I choose now to do as far as choice of food, it has to be realistic and it has to work for the rest of my life. So, I've got a lot to learn still about that. I have a nutritionist now and I have an appointment next week to visit with her and we'll discuss food plans and all that. It's going to be very interesting.
I'm going to post more blogs, it feels good when I can write what I'm going through and I know some of you are going through the same thing as me, which is a comfort to know I'm not alone.
Peace and Love to all, Cindy