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Overweight and Celebrating?!

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by Tim1966, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Tim1966

    Tim1966 Type 2 · Member

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    It may seem bizarre to post a thread celebrating being overweight but as usual it is all in the context!!

    As I have posted before, I started my diabetic journey back in September 2019 (All the figures in my signature). It was the wake up call I finally needed to take some real action to improve my long term life chances and given the situation that is unfolding around us now that is never more true.

    Today, after 7 months of very focused hard work, (with some slip ups along the way!) I dropped out of the Obese category and into the Overweight category for the first time in decades. I know all the caveats about BMI and it is just a number but it marks a significant and positive milestone for me and gives me a real positive feeling in a time when positives are in short supply.

    It would be very tempting at the moment to slip into bad eating habits but fortunately I am able to resist this and live in a place where so far I have been able to access the food I need and am able to use my daily exercise session to walk many miles in the country without meeting anyone. I really understand that for those of us living in large towns and cities this is not as easy and I wish all of those people the very best.

    I now have my next target in sight which is hitting the 'normal' weight category and I will continue to work towards that but for today I am celebrating and looking forward to the time when we move beyond CV19.

    All my best wishes to everyone.

    Keep healthy, happy and socially distant!
     
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  2. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work, and yeah.... I'm still overweight, but no longer morbidly obese, and I wholeheartedly agree.... It is a cause for celebration! Have some nice cheese, haha!
     
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  3. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    What a wonderful inspirational post. Thank you for sharing. Well done for taking back control. Awesome.
     
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    sno0opy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done :D I had the same celebration some months ago (see my sig).

    When i was really very big i used to think it was impossible to get down because BMI was rubbish, i was natural big etc, then i started loosing after diagnosis. Then got to over weight and realise just how much i could still loose. Down into healthy now but still have another 3 or 4kg to give.

    I would say, the more weight i lost the more carbs i could process - i see a massive difference even now from being over weight to healthy. So its well worth re collecting your thoughts after celebration time and carry on to wherever you feel happy with.
     
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  5. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Big congrats from a fellow former fatty
     
  6. Montu

    Montu Type 2 · Member

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    Congratulations, hoping to fall below 40% myself real soon.
     
  7. Tim1966

    Tim1966 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for your replies everyone.
    Keep going Montu you can get there and even further
     
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  8. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, getting out of the obese range and into 'overweight' is absolutely a cause for celebration.
    Well done you!
     
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