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Hello everyone! I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I really hate it. What's even worse is, I knew it was coming, have known it since I was about 12, and I just let it happen. ARRRGH! :eek: I'm having a really hard time not flogging myself repeatedly with a large fish because of this. I'm also a depressive, so for me, it's just been an enormously fun time, I'll tell ya.

Anyway, I'm an almost-40 year old SAHM of two daughters, one getting ready to start Kindergarten, and the other is 3.5. Yeah, I started late. :D I have to get this under control, for them and for my husband, if not for me. I know I should want to do this for me, but with the depression issues...well, it's too long of a story to go into here. Suffice it to say, I'm trying to follow the correct diet and get more exercise so I'll be around long enough to see my kids graduate high school, then college and get married and have kids, or whatever else the want to do. So here I am. sigh

Love and strength vibes to all out there that are struggling!

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Thanks for the welcome, Terrie! It gave me the warm fuzzies. :D Normally, I'm pretty upbeat, and even goofy, but when I posted that, I was so bummed. Whenever I think of not having the things I love whenever I want, I get all weepy. ;)

Thanks for the carb counter link! Bookmarked that sucker, I'll tell ya! LOL

I do all the shopping because DH will come home with nothing BUT carbs. And he'll spend twice the money for half the amount of stuff. He tries, I'll give him that, but he's worse than I am! He's forever coming home with peanut M&Ms for the girls. :eek: Why not just cut my feet off NOW, honey? :p I've really tried to not use sweets, or any kind of food really, as rewards for the kids. My older daughter already shows all the signs of carbaholism, and I'm afraid for her. Trying like heck to get her NOT to turn into me. hehe

I started out on Prozac, but I've graduated to Effexor. EffexorWoman just doesn't have the same ring to it though, KWIM? :D But yeah, thank whomever-one-worships for antidepressants! I'm practically human on them! LOL They haven't been working very well lately though, but I'm not sure if that's due to stress, the high blood sugars, my children, or perimenopause. Probably a combo of all of the above, and no good chocolate to fall back on. I like the SF stuff too, but I tend to eat too much of it at a sitting, and....well....you know what happens then. ;)

I have a sweet photo? LOL!! That's a first. heehee And as for my avatar, well, I have a thing for hot peppers. Not eating them, just growing them and collecting pepper decorations. I'm funny that way. In alot of ways, really... (hence the fish comment) But I'm feeling alot better today than last night, so I'm ready to go out into the forum and start perusing! Thanks so much for the support. I really needed it. :)

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Hi Anthill! Yes, I take metformin, and also Mycardis for blood pressure and simvastatin (sp?) for cholesterol.

Those stinkin' carbs. I swear, I pass by the candy aisle, and if I'm already in a questionable mood, I'll actually start to tear up. Talk about emotional! LOL But I've been doing pretty good for the past few days, food-wise. This is all still really new to me, even though I've been expecting it. Just call me Cleopatra...Queen of Denial. snicker

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