Monday, March 19, 2012

Feeling Accomplished...

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Weight loss this week : 0 lbs.
Weight loss total: 29 lbs.

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."
~ Vincent T. Lombardi

For many of you who know me, know that i have type 2 diabetes. What is type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can lead to diabetes complications.

I have been a diabetic since after the birth of my son. I did take care of it for a while then I just basically got fed up with it and got lazy. So i went off of it. Then I had an incident that left me in ICU of 2 weeks that made me realize how important it was for me to take care of myself to be there for my children as they grow up. Long story short I got back on track and started using insulin and pills to keep it under control. Though I do have great news now.. I am officially off insulin.. Yep.. you heard right i don't have to take any insulin shots anymore. My doctor has decided that I can just take metformin pills to keep my blood sugars on track. I am jumping for joy. Though that doesn't mean I can relax in watching what i eat or slack off on my exercising, it literally means i have to be on top of my game now. I have to be more strict in watching what i eat and keep on exercising. With another 2 week challenge starting today, I am excited to say that will keep me on track. This weeks mamavation question...

How do you keep yourself active, when you really don’t feel like working out ?

I take a walk around the block or if I don't feel like walking around that block I do sit ups and crunches in my living room. Makes me feels better knowing I did do something than just be a couch potato.

I hope everyone has a great week!

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


  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll bet you are doing your happy dance. Thank you for your words of encouragement today. I really do appreciate the support. Can't wait to see how you do next week.

  2. Wow! That is great news!! Congratulations!! :)

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you were able to get off insulin. What a relief that must be! You're doing great work!