This is my "Before" picture. I was recently declared diabetic. After losing my job at the end of 2008 and failing to get another as my entire industry began shrinking, I gained more than 100 lbs over the next couple of years from being largely sedentary and didn't even realize it. My family saw me daily so they didn't realize how bad it was either. It got harder to walk very far and breathing became more difficult with even the slightest exertion. I developed a hernia as well. Sleep issues, too. Sigh.
At this point, thanks to Obamacare, I now have insurance again. My doctor tells me that many of my health issues can be solved or at least gotten under control by losing weight. About 100 lbs preferably.
He's realistic enough to say that diets don't work. He says to start out by eating smaller portions of what I normally eat, then integrate more healthy stuff in the mix, also taking into account carbs, proteins, sugars, sodium and calories. And give up Cokes. For good.
This I have done...and I've lost 20 lbs (by my scale) since December! 9 of those in just the past month!
Last week I started taking my daily glucose levels and, with a goal of remaining under 130, I have remained between 93 and 111.
And today, friend and protégé Dee bought us a treadmill with her tax refund! I'm going to beat this. All of it. Wish me luck. Send your good thoughts. They WILL be appreciated.
Look for the "AFTER" picture this time next year!