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Type 2 Life

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. Alzebra

    Alzebra Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jennifer, congratulations on your amazing weight loss so far! I've always been overweight (and still am now, but no longer obese!) but since having kids (early 2000's) it just piled on. I was about 24 stone in the 'before' photo and I'm 13 stone now. I had a few plateaus along the way, but as the pounds came off I was able to up my exercise a bit and for my LCHF one year anniversary I treated myself to a fitbit tracker. I can comfortably walk 5 miles now and am considering trying the couch to 5k programme to start running :wideyed:
     
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  2. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Butt kicking Debra strikes again - you tell him girl! I've been having very restless nights in this hot weather too, it's just impossible to drift off like I usually do. My fbg isn't too bad but I find myself running higher in the afternoon when it's warmest.
     
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  3. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    LOL! Well, I'm not that steady on my feet, but I have developed other strategies to make my feelings known! I may be a bit wobbly, but I'm no pushover! :cool:
    I had 2 fans on in the bedroom last night and a misting spray bottle, which works well for keeping me cool but doesn't do much to help me go to sleep - I was still tossing, turning, fanning and misting at 2am! I had a reading of 6.7 before bed, and 5.7 this morning, both of which are a bit higher than normal and I'm pretty sure it's down to the heat.
    I was supposed to go for my first retinal screening this afternoon, but I have postponed it until the beginning of August. I know it's important, but I'm just not up for the stress of getting there on what's going to be the hottest day of the year so far. In fact, the new appointment is at a different location and much more convenient for me, so I'm happier staying here where I know I can keep cool today - in all senses of the word!
    Big hugs, Barbara - have a lovely day xx
     
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  4. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol that's a good plan - I was invited to a coffee morning by a couple of old school friends today but it would have meant sitting on a hot smelly bus for half an hour to get there. No thanks! The best thing about losing weight is that I'm able to get back in my favourite maxi skirt so I shall also be chilling out today :) Big hugs to you too xx
     
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  5. JenniferG

    JenniferG · Well-Known Member

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    About how long would you say you were obese? I've been morbidly obese since 13. I hear it's hard to lose it the longer you have been morbidly obese. You've accomplished so much, seems to defy what they say! Maybe it's the LCHF diet and less insulin resistance because of it :)
     
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  6. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @JenniferG you are an inspiration to me. I'm restarting my lchf this week. Im hoping to see a sign of weight loss this time. I need to lose 10st but id be happy with anything right now.
    Do you have any other medical problems other than diabetes type 2?
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Going to do something I have not had the courage to do so far. This was me photographed with my son about 18 moths ago
    can't seem to get this right.

    [​IMG]
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Me now 6 stones lighter still as daft looking as ever but a little different I think. That is what preds can do to you given enough time.oh and date on camara was looking to the future a little bit.

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  9. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Wow, @JohnEGreen - you look AMAZING!!!!
    Six stones!!!!!
    What an incredible transformation - you are my new role model!
    :D
     
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  10. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    @debrasue Thanks but I've still got a little way to go but I do like the new me. It was the first photo gave me a kick in the but.
     
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  11. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    wow from me too @JohnEGreen - what a difference!!

    Well done big style!
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    wilmac56 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello All,
    I am very new to this website.
    Thank you for posting such useful information as well as tips on how to move forward in difficult times.

    Kind regards
    Wilma Cordell
     
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  14. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @JohnEGreen - Well Done, what a difference and transformation - 6 stone lost.
     
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    maureen5752 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  16. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Hi Wilma - what a beautiful, smiley avatar! Welcome to the forum.
    :)
     
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    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Evening. FBG 6.5 mmol/l. Been up in Glasgow, just back. Hot hot hot, sunny and 29C. Thunderstorms on the way. :)
     
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  19. magsiesss

    magsiesss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wilma and welcome :)
     
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  20. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Wish we could have some thunderstorms. :(
    I am ROASTING.
    And had a reading of 7.5 after some pulled pork and salad. Not happy. :grumpy:
     
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