Monday, April 30, 2012

I Am a Diabetic

I have been a diabetic for close to 14 years. Up until 4 years ago, I took my meds and really paid little attention to my diabetes. Since my wake up call I've lost 100 pounds. It was not easy but I did it. I feel 100% better for having done it. 

Thursday I begin the next phase of my weight loss. I have been reading The 30-Day Diabetic Cure by Dr. Stefan Ripich. What he says makes more sense than anything I have read.

I will be blogging my successes and my downfalls for the next thirty days. I know that it is not possible to cure diabetes. It is possible to get me off the meds that will damage my organs and send me to an early grave. That is my goal. This is going to be a life style change.

If any of you are following this or some other diet to help you regain your health, please feel free to comment. I'd like to hear how you are doing.

I will be seeing a doctor for some medical testing. I need to have before and after tests. I need my doctor to be on board with me or I will be seeking a new doctor. The goal here is to be healthy. I still need to lose weight. I need to increase my activity level.

Being a writer does not allow a lot of time for exercise. I am actually setting up a schedule for the things I need to get done each day. It means you might not find me on Facebook as often as in the past. If you instant message me on yahoo, I might not be sitting at the computer. This is going to test my self-discipline but I've tested it before with good success.

This is not a fad. It is eating healthier and wiser. It is knowing what sets off my sugars. It is monitoring myself. It is about smaller meals more frequently. I am someone who often skips meals which is not good for me and causes spikes or lows in my sugar levels.

I hope you will follow my journey.



  1. Good luck with your new eating habits. They are very difficult to maintain but you can do it.

    1. Thanks, Sally. I appreciate a cheering section.


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