Been feeling not my normal unwell for weeks, sometimes finding putting one leg in front of the other almost impossible. Took myself along to GP last Friday, who decided to practise his blood taking skills on me. As suspected I now have Type 2 Diabetes to add to the list, I was close to it last November and have been swallowing 1500mg of Metformin every day in the hope of staving off a diagnosis of Diabetes. Sadly it hasn't worked. To say I am miffed is an understatement, I hardly drink, don't smoke and so sweeties and choccy were my main stays of enjoyment. Have been feeling for awhile that I wasn't comfortable in my own skin anymore, so the time has come to lose some weight. Got on the scales at my Mum in Laws tonight, and if it is to be believed I have lost a stone and hadn't realised it. I live in comfy trousers and clothes and because I am not exactly small I just cannot see it. My breathing is a little better today because of it being less stuffy due to the rain, but I am still living on 40mg of Pred I need to lose weight, not because the doctor has told me so, he has never commented because he understands that high dose steriods and lack of mobility make it difficult.
When I got out with Lottie Dog I don't walk fast, I simply cannot, I get very breathless and tight, I simply cannot build up enough of a pace to make a big difference to burning up calories. I can only swim 10 lengths very gently over about 30 minutes so that would have little impact on weight loss too. I am never going to be a stick insect again, and I will never climb mountains again, or do 20 mile cycle rides. I just want to do enough exercise that I can manage some weight loss. I don't want a heart attack later in life because of uncontrolled diabetes, or any other potential issues that this condition brings. I have lost two friends in their thirties to Diabetes and understand the devastation this disease can cause if not cared for properly.
But how the dickens to you manage weight loss when your mobility is badly affected. I have already made changes to my diet though I am not dieting because that is a sure way to fail if I say I am on a diet. I am going to have to eat more regular meals to manage sugar levels, and I just find it all a bit much to take in at the moment. If anyone out there outstands my dilemma and can give me some useful tips to manage weight loss and exercise please let me know.
Love you all Daxie Mad and Lottie Loo