Monday, November 7, 2011

Baby Steps...

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Happy Monday Everyone!!! This past week has been a good week. I have managed to lose another pound. Though I wish it was more my husband keeps telling me baby step honey baby steps.. Slowly but surely you'll reach your goal weight. I know he's right. I just have to be patient and keep trucking foward. Though deep down inside I wish it would just melt away. Nothing really new to report. I have been doing the 2 week challenge again and though I did take a week break from the previous one I don't think I'll be doing that again. Not excercising for a week just about killed my body when I did excercise again. Though I am loving the feeling of being energized I don't think my body agrees with me at this point. I just keep telling it to suck it up and keep going.
As we all know the November is National Diabetes Awarness Month. Now for people who personally know me you would know also that I have diabetes. I have type 2. Though I know it can be a battle to deal with I also know it's a battle I can win in the end and my reward would be to stay healthy. So in that retrospect I move on to the blogging carnival quesion of the week.

How has Type II diabetes affected your life?

Type II diabetes has affected my life in an enourmous way. I have type II diabetes. I acquired it after I gave birth to my first baby. After he was born they did a random test at a normal doctor's visit since it runs it my family and low and behold I had it. The moment I was told I had it I cried. Though I know its not life threatening and I can't die but knowing that I was on the same path as my mother didn't sit well with me. My mother had diabetes. She didn't make it. She was a stubborn lady that didn't think taking her medicine would help much and to that outcome she passed away and I never got to get to know her. So knowing this new information I eventually go on the right path. For awhile anyway. I then got pregnant with my second child. My daughter. Through out that pregnancy I did follow the rules. I had the insulin pump and everything was going well. Counting carbs watching what i eat. Then I gave birth and I don't know what changed but didn't follow through on watching myself. A few years later I paid dearly for it. My pancreas flared up and I was admitted to the hospital. Not taking care of myself and blood sugar being high my pancreas didn't like it too much.  Not a pretty 3 week stay in the hospital. Not seeing my kids for 2 weeks being in the ICU about killed me.  So since that day about 2 years ago I have been fighting to stay healthy. Though it isn't any easy task it is a task I plan on keeping. I unlike my mother want to meet my grandkids and get to know my children. I want to live a healthy fulfilling life. So I take it day to day now. Counting my calories, watching what I eat, taking my pills and insulin. My goal though I might take me awhile is to lose 30 more pounds. I have already lost 11 lbs since being part of the mamavation sisterhood and doing the 2 week challenges. I actually look foward to them rather that grunt when I first started doing them about 3 months ago.

In conclusion to watching what I eat I also recommend trying out a recipe. Though I haven't tried it out yet I have done one close to it. Scrambled Eggs with tomato. Better 'n Eggs has a better version. Basil and Tomato Scrambled Eggs  Though I haven't tried it yet it sounds delicious. I love tomato and I love eggs so how can it go wrong. I hope everyone has a great week this week!!

 “This post is sponsored by Better’n Eggs and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women


  1. Congratulations on the 11 pounds lost so far with Mamavation and for sharing your story with us. I am glad you are kicking but in the #2weekchallenge

  2. 1 pound is nothing to sneeze at! Nice job!

  3. Congrats on the pound lost, my weight loss is slow too, but it all adds up!!! Just keep going ;)


  4. Congratulations on the pound! Baby steps are steps nonetheless, and you're doing such a great thing for yourself and for your kids! Your story is such an important one, not because it is a warning, but because it is a shining example of how to turn things around for yourself. Way to be bootstrappy, mama; keep it up!

  5. First congrats on losing 11 lbs so far. Secondly, I love you dearly and NEVER want to visit you in the hospital like that EVER again. So keep up the hard work and remember 1-2 lbs a week is healthy weight loss.