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Never been more determined

Kenthopvine
Kenthopvine2019 July
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Hi everyone. I last wrote on here in June this year after I had just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I also have high blood pressure and sleep apnea. I felt so frightened with my diabetes that I immediately began eating from a smaller plate, eating healthily and cooking my own meals. I have now lost 2 stone and think that I am half way there to reaching a healthy weight.

When diagnosed my HBa1C reading had been 52 and I am delighted to say that after 3 months of healthy eating and losing weight that it is now 38 - so this has now put me into remission. My Metformin has been reduced but my doctor wants me to continue taking it for vascular reasons. Healthy no. for this is 30.

Good news too regarding my sleep apnea. I was having 60 apnea’s an hour and they’ve now dropped to 1 an hour. If I don’t always feel like using my CPAP machine I have been advised that I could probably stop for a few days at a time.

I want to encourage others. No longer am I losing weight for looking good but rather than for living healthier and disease free as possible. If I can do it I hope that you can too.

I hadn’t realised how quickly blood results could change. My gym also has a machine that measures your visceral fat and I am noticing a good reduction in this too. I’d rather go by the medical results rather than the weighing scales but I will continue my journey as I’ve NEVER BEEN MORE DETERMINED XXX

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Anasmohamed8
Anasmohamed82019 October

Hi kenthopvine I really salute your efforts and good job and I like you have lost 40 kg in 18 months my blood cholesterol results improved too much I encourage you to continue good job hope you success and healthy life

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Kenthopvine
Kenthopvine2019 July
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So kind of you to say Anasmohamed8. High five ✋ to us 😁

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BonnieBoo7
BonnieBoo72019 May

Totally agree... Fitter, stronger, healthier... The thinner bit is a side effect of these. Well done you. I think you're marvellous!

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Kenthopvine
Kenthopvine2019 July
in reply to BonnieBoo7

Thank you BonnieBoo7 for such a nice compliment. One day at a time, little by little I am walking towards a healthier life journey but I have tremendous respect for everyone who is trying to lose weight. We are all at different stages.

The best advice I can give is start eating from a smaller plate. Leave out biscuits cakes pastry and trigger foods like chocolate and alcohol and sugar. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and take a probiotic for your gut.

I’ve heard this advice time and time again but now I am at the stage when I can listen and act on it. For years I have been burying my head in the sand.

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IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Oh my!! Very well done you 😊👍👏. What fantastic results 😊

I agree totally about focusing on good health and fitness with fat loss being a very welcome side effect 😂

I hope we will see more of you around the forum? Nothing beats joining in with forum events and activities for motivation, especially the Daily Diary and the Group Weigh-in’s. Have a look at the Whats Happening Chat Thread for a full list

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