Another thing that has really motivated me to get back on track was reading about Eden (www.EdensEffort.com). She is 8 and has Type 1 diabetes. Knowing first hand what you have to do to deal with this chronic disease, I can't imagine having to do this at age 8. Moreover, I am so impressed that she has the gumption to put together a fund raising effort.
Hats off to you Eden! You are a great example of a Liveabetic in action!
Finding a cure for type 1 diabetes is so important. It isn't like type 2 where people can temper their symptoms by losing weight, exercise and diet. Every day I think all day about what my glucose level is. Too high and I get sick. Too low and I could end up in a coma. It takes a lot of time, discipline, and both physical and emotional energy.
I'd love it if we could help Eden reach her goal. And if you can't donate, it would be awesome if you would pass the word along to raise awareness for her cause.
Her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edens-Effort/115872551818630
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Her website: www.edenseffort.com/
On the down side coming back up
I recovered from being 138 lbs last January, but kept on gaining up to 165 lbs. Note to self, Insulin IS THE ULTIMATE STORAGE HORMONE! Combine that with going in to offices since about August and I've been more sedentary, eating more often, and eating lesser quality food.
So I spoke to Coach Greg, who got me started on a "weight loss diet." In quotes here for a couple reasons:
>> First of all because the way I'm using it, the "diet" is really a carb-controlled meal plan, essential for diabetics, but for everyone else too. This isn't a low carb diet, it means that I'm not eating a bucket of greasy carb filled fries with my lettuce wrap hamburger and diet soda.
>> Secondly because I'm probably not using it correctly. I don't want to lose more than 2 pounds a week, which wasn't Greg's intention. That said, I did drop 2 pounds in the first week, which is (I think) my body adjusting to a better nutritional plan.
>> Finally, because I'm not following through with all the other stuff. I've been doing Wii exercise, and while I work out a sweat it isn't the same as one of Coach Greg's workouts. I need to get back on that horse and am building my motivation back up to do so.
So the good news is that I'm trying to turn it around here at 165 lbs, instead of waiting until I'm 200 lbs.
Ready To Get Motivated?
Talking about motivating things that motivate myself and others is motivating to me. Or, nothing motivates me more than motivating others?
Whatever, lets have some friendly (and motivating) competition! So in that spirit, and since I'm on a Facebook kick tonight, here is something that can get you engaged into a healthy lifestyle. I'm preaching to myself here too!
Go to the LeFever Wellness page when you finish your workouts and post "Done". You may see someone has already started a "done thread" and you can add to it as a comment. I need to get more engaged in my exercise as well, so you should see me pop up there as well.
LeFever Wellness Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/LeFever-Wellness/211287633268
LeFever Wellness Website: http://www.lefeverwellness.com/
Can't get to the gym? In the office all day? Worn out when you get home?
I love it. ME TOO! So I've got some great news for you. Get one of Greg's bands and do a 15 to 20 minute work out.
Where? AT HOME (you only need a little space - living room is perfect)
When? WHEN IT WORKS FOR YOU (statistically first thing in the morning is best, but do what you gotta do)
Cost? The band programs range between $17 and $27, which includes a how to guide and Greg will ship it to you. You can get more info on it here: http://www.lefeverwellness.com/products-store-1.php
I love the bands. Cheap, just as good if not better than expensive equipment, and oh yea you will feel it!