Realize that when I was diagnosed, even though I was not overweight, I was not in good shape. I had a life style where I went into work at 7am arrived by 730, and many days did not get home til around 10pm. I would then eat dinner and go to bed. Do it all over the next day. I usually did not sit at work-taught HS art, and ate sandwiches for lunch, low carb bread etc. I was on Lipitor for cholesterol. I did not get a whole lot of exercise other than work and out weekends.
As for depression, you should know that one of the best meds for it is. . . .exercise. The fact that you are getting up and moving at this point is a big big positive for you as it will help with both your diabetes and your depression. At the same time if you can manage a new lifestyle where you have lost some weight and lost some meds because of the newer healthier you, you have conquered your past. Think of how you will feel when not carrying around 20-40 pounds less.
I think you are making great strides, keep it up.View Thread
I like lunches at RL. I usually get the woodgrilled chicken and skewer of shrimp with veggies instead of rice. Works well for me. Of late I have been doing the Power bowls on the hidden menu at Panera. I like the Chicken and Hummus Power bowl a lot-lots of flavor, good proteins and fats, low carbs. I don't count carbs, I watch starches-don't eat very much that is considered a starch any more except for one slice of rye toast in morning. Most of my meals and snacks are nuts, veggies, veggies, lean protein, some cheese(hard Italian), small amount of white fruit(apples, pears) berries, oh, did I mention veggies?View Thread
Actually my feet get too cold in the Winter to shovel in my bare feet, good thing no neuropathy at all. Now in the Summers after a day of working in the shop, I have been known to strip and hose off before going into the house-good thing I have a fenced in area. Would not be good to have a sexagenarian exposed in the middle of town!View Thread
I really haven't had any problem this Winter with sitting too long as most of the time I have been out shoveling snow, or scraping ice, or sweeping off nuisance snow. When doing a 100 yards of double wide side walk, you really do get your exercise in your core muscles. Is it fun, no but it has to be done. Could I use a snowblower, yes, but then I would have to get on the total gym more often!View Thread
I can understand someone in the 50's, 60's, 70's not being able to find good information on their own, and often finding misleading information. Even the Diabetes Organizations could not come to consensus on how to treat diabetes. However, that said the internet with forums, reference areas and excellent information allows one to educate themselves and make the educated decision for a path to follow. It may not be a correct decision in the beginning, but then they have the tools to test, the information to make experiments, and if they are halfway intelligent can come to a point where they can live with it, and keep their diabetes under control. Much easier for T2 than T1, but the information is out there.View Thread