Starting Over / updated 1/09

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My story. I have been over weight since childhood. I gradually gained weight slowly through out life until one year when I lost my sister and put 20 pounds on. That sent me to a weight loss program that my health insurance offered. When that program ended, I was advised to join a support group and I found TOPS. I didn't do real well in the beginning but was maintaining instead of gaining. I finally found a plan that worked for me, Suzanne Somers, and lost 60 pounds. One day it just stopped working. I didn't give up on it though because I was afraid of gaining my weight back. Just over a year ago I decided to try something new and started the calorie counting thing. Unfortunately I go off that diet easily and have since put back on 30 pounds and I am very upset with myself and frustrated. My TOPS friends are great and always looking for and sharing new tools. A new member (Cindy) turned me on to sparkpeople. Now I am ready to continue this battle and win!

Update, in 2007 I gained the rest of the weight back that I had loss. I now have diabetes and a rapid beating heart. I feel frustrated and loss now when it comes to losing. It is just a matter of to many calories, and I get that, so why can't I stop? I now can not go low carb because of my diabetes. I am currently trying to find a plan that I can do and be successful on.
I work out on my Wii Fit but I am not consistent. I wish I could do a low carb diet again, but diabetics have to eat some carbs at every meal. I try to make them high fiber.
I am hoping that 2009 will be my year. So far I have lost a little.
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  • CHERIE55
    I lost 78 pounds over 2 years with a 1200 calorie Diabetic Diet. You can get a copy from the American Dietetic Association. It is sometimes called the American Dietetic Association Diet.

    If you get a copy of this diet and follow it faithfully you can lose the pounds and be healthier. My diabetes hardly shows up on my red blood cells at all.

    I count calories and use the Nutrition Tracker here. I have used this diet the whole time I was in TOPS before from 1998 to 2004.

    I also walk daily for exercise. Minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 60 minutes is what I strive for. I also stretch. I was doing strength training with SP exercises until I had gall bladder surgery about 3 weeks ago.

    Eating high fiber healthy carbs is really good. You are doing it! And You Can Do It!

    Cherie emoticon
    4194 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/16/2009 1:36:53 PM
    Hi Deanna, I know just where you are coming from Hon, it is so hard to find a weight loss plan that is going to help you keep off the pounds also. What you need is not a diet Hon, it's a change of life plan. I am doing the WW's Points and watching my cals with sparks. I am 60 yrs young and I weight 288lbs. to start. I need to lose 138lbs. I have diabetes also and high blood pressure and am disabled. It is very hard for me right now to do much as far as exercise but I am trying to do more moving around the house. I crochet and knit etc. to keep my mind off food. My biggest problem is remembering to eat. LOL. Do you want to be a weight loss buddy? I would love to be one. It helps alot with someone else in the same boat. In the meantime Keep Positive and take one minute at a time. Keep the faith and you can make it through anything. GBY!!! emoticon Katie
    4206 days ago
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