"This is only the beginning..." (Jem and the Holograms)

I am no stranger to blogging. I have been blogging for longer than I have been a type 1 diabetic - though that isn’t saying much. I was diagnosed only 2 years ago, at the age of 25. It was a very rough time in my life for many reasons, and I never really had the chance to sit down and deal with my diagnosis. I had to just keep moving, keep living. It’s probably a good thing that I was diagnosed at such a time, because I’m not sure how I would have dealt with it if there hadn’t been a million other things to distract me. It’s kind of weird - I’ve never felt any ‘woe is me!’, or any shock, like I would have thought. It was more of a ‘yep. Of course’…an acceptance. That’s the only way I can think of to put it.

I think the most frustrating thing for me about being a type 1 diabetic, is the weight gain I have had over the past two years. I was heavy throughout most of my life, but 3 years before my diagnosis, I worked my butt off (literally) to lose 70lbs, which I kept off for the most part…until my diagnosis. I have gained a lot of that back since then, and it’s really frustrating trying to lose it. I am eating a lot of fruits and veggies, and keeping track of my calorie intake. I am also playing Dance Dance Revolution every night (winters are much too cold here in Nova Scotia to be outside for nice walks, but once spring comes, I will be spending a lot of time walking at the nearby beach). It’s definitely a challenge, but I’m trying very hard, and I know that as long as I can stick to it, I will see results.

I am very glad to have found tudiabetes, because it is so nice to not feel alone in this!

Looking forward to meeting/befriending you all! :smiley: