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Old 05-29-2010, 06:58   #1
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I'm needing to eat right and excersice and I just don't have the motivation for either one. I am not on any medications. My a1c was 6.1 back on April 23rd. I'm suppose to be walking 30 mins. everyday I don't even have to go to the park to walk I can walk our 5 acres we have.

I have thought about watching The Biggest Loosing and am hoping I can some motivation from there.

I just need to get off my butt and get motivated and it's just not there.

What do you all think. Thanks in advanced.

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P.S. my doctor wanted me to be on 6 different supplements that is well over $100.00 and we just can't afford that, so I have been trying to diet with no excersice and again I just don't have the motivation.

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sorta like high blood pressure we got no symptoms until the complications set in.

Like neropathy in your feet. a burning or pain, like someone is driving a spike through them. then comes the numb feet, shortly followed by wounds that wont heal leading to gang green and amputation.

AND

bleeding into the eye leading or nerve damage of the eye leading to blindness

AND

hart problems, leading to death

AND

Kidney problems, leading to dialysis. Going to the hospital and being hooked up to a machine 3 times a week.

once these symptoms start for the most part they dont go away. even if you get motivated. your stuck with the complications.

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Thank you. I think that I am going to make Memorial Day (since it's easy to remember when I started) to excersize and diet that I am suppose to be doing.

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sorta like high blood pressure we got no symptoms until the complications set in.

Like neropathy in your feet. a burning or pain, like someone is driving a spike through them. then comes the numb feet, shortly followed by wounds that wont heal leading to gang green and amputation.

AND

bleeding into the eye leading or nerve damage of the eye leading to blindness

AND

hart problems, leading to death

AND

Kidney problems, leading to dialysis. Going to the hospital and being hooked up to a machine 3 times a week.

once these symptoms start for the most part they dont go away. even if you get motivated. your stuck with the complications.

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My motivation came from how I was diagnosed and seeing the results of complications occurring in people who didn't control their diabetes.

I was diagnosed in the hospital, in ICU, and had several people (diabetics included) tell me I should not be alive with these conditions.
I woke up one morning had extremely blurry vision and was extremely thirsty.
My vision was so bad that to read the time on my cell phone. I had to hold the cellphone less than 2 inches from my face.
I was so thirsty that I would keep drinking until I puked. For example; drinking 1/2 gallon of milk and 1-1/2 gallon of koolaid did not cure my thirst. But it did make me puke.

I find that images of diabetics complications are the greatest motivation for me.
Do a Google for "diabetes complications" and click on images.
Here just one example:


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[COLOR="Purple"][COLOR="DarkOrchid"]Dear Jennifer,
The very feeling that you wish to have some one to give suggestion to come out of the problem which means you are interested to take up any task to improve your health. Anything to start there will be a little lazyness initially. once you start practising a new life style and start exploring the new experience you will never stop. So make up your mind which is really potential and start with a new healthy life style. jay

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I'm needing to eat right and excersice and I just don't have the motivation for either one. I am not on any medications. My a1c was 6.1 back on April 23rd. I'm suppose to be walking 30 mins. everyday I don't even have to go to the park to walk I can walk our 5 acres we have.

I have thought about watching The Biggest Loosing and am hoping I can some motivation from there.

I just need to get off my butt and get motivated and it's just not there.

What do you all think. Thanks in advanced.
My motivation? I would rather keep my feet and kidneys and eyes rather than have that piece of cake I would rather be able to still feel my feet when I walk I would rather take my medicine and get 30 minutes of exercise a day then have to be hooked up for a few hours 3-4 times a week to a dialysis machine when my kidneys fail. Dont mean to sound harsh...but those are some of the sad truths of uncontrolled and untended diabetes. Often you will still feel fine for years...then the complications hit. Once they are there...you are stuck with them. Diabetes does not have to be a death sentence. Many people, me included, are living healthy and well. Have I fallen off the wagon before? You bet'cha...we all have. But it isnt worth feeling sick Start small, it makes changes easier to handle. You will find very soon that those changes become habit and you actually start to like exercising and eating better. Good luck to you and let us know how you are doing! Feel free to rant, rave and ask anything you need. We are all here for each other!

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All of these members who have replied have given so many reasons to try and help you get motivated. Having diabetes is not easy. There are times when I just don't feel like taking my insulin injection. But then I think how stupid that is to think that. The medication will deliver the ball to you, but it is up to you to make the right moves to score. I can't walk for 30 minutes yet. So I try to walk for 10 minutes, twice a day. I hop on the stationary bike twice a day for 10 minutes. Instead of eating 2 slices of bread, I have one slice. Making small changes can and do make a difference. It is hard to make big changes all at once. Try and do the best you can, but do make some changes. Good luck!

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Hi, Jennifer . . . I think it's easier after you get moving. When I'm sitting at the computer thinking I should be out walking, there are too many excuses I can find for not getting out of the chair. But once I'm up and out the door, it's fine. There's about a 30-second window there to move from the chair to the yard, and it gets easier from then. I enjoy the walk & wonder why it took me so long to get going! Maybe we have an extra strong procrastination gene or something, but it's always making that first move that's the hardest.

If you'll just DO it, once you're moving you'll be able to keep moving.




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My motivation came from how I was diagnosed and seeing the results of complications occurring in people who didn't control their diabetes.

I was diagnosed in the hospital, in ICU, and had several people (diabetics included) tell me I should not be alive with these conditions.
I woke up one morning had extremely blurry vision and was extremely thirsty.
My vision was so bad that to read the time on my cell phone. I had to hold the cellphone less than 2 inches from my face.
I was so thirsty that I would keep drinking until I puked. For example; drinking 1/2 gallon of milk and 1-1/2 gallon of koolaid did not cure my thirst. But it did make me puke.

I find that images of diabetics complications are the greatest motivation for me.
Do a Google for "diabetes complications" and click on images.
Here just one example:


--ET
That picture there is enough to get me motivated and I don't have google search for "diabetes complications" it doesn't take much. Thank you so much.

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