Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ive been diagnosed

Posted by Lena Nunn at 12:55 PM
       I thought maybe I had a serious case of stamp overdose but it turns out after I got my blood results yesterday that I have Diabetes. Type 2. What I lovingly refer as fat ass diabetes ( hey I have it so I can call it that). So yesterday I had to go to the dr and he told me I have it and need to lose weight to get it under control or eliminate it ( yes in some cases if you lose weight type 2 will go away). I'm about 100 pounds overweight so this was no shock to me. I would have been more shocked if he actually said I have stamp overdose. What this means though is I have to lose weight or I might have to give myself insulin shots. No fun! For those of you who have read my blog from day one ( you all rock!!!) remember my thinspiration thursday post I used to do when I was on a diet before. Well now its time to get back in the game. This is a do or die situation ( literally). I feel as if, I post my weight maybe it will embarass me into posting everyday or at least every other day ( because really who wants to hear me sob over the donut I cant have everyday?). I need encouragment. I need to lose. I need to get my life back. So here is goes , day one.
232 starting weight. Now don't panic. This blog is still all about the cards!! Maybe if I set down the sodas and the candy ill be able to afford more stamps . Because nothing taste as good as stamping feels ( usually I say thin but ive never exsperienced thin so stamping works better).  Here is a picture of me that motivates me ( and hell probably half of you looked at it and dropped the snack you just were eating so it might motivate you too).
This is me and my friend Emily. When I saw this pic I almost cried. Look at my arms. Im the short one with the flabby arms. Emily is the awesome one in the Iowa state sweatshirt. So here I go friends! Wish me luck. Wish me health .

P.S If any of you have My Fitness Pal my user name is lena95469 or endumondo , add me. I could use some friends along the way.

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8 comments:

Rachael said...

Hey Lena, I'm sorry to hear about this. As someone who has struggled with weight her entire life, I feel you. I know exactly what you're going through and I can relate. Although I'm not diabetic, my dad got type 2 and diabetes *does* run in my family. I'm on my own personal journey to lose 60 lbs in 6 months. I weigh-in every thursday and something that has helped me is posting my weight and weight loss to facebook every thursday as a life event>health and wellness>weight loss. It helps to keep me accountable, even though it is very out there and public. I suggest making it fun! Go for walks with a camera and some tunes in your ear or a dog! Put some music on and dance! Working out doesn't have to be a chore if you're doing something you enjoy! ;) Also, don't sit when you can stand, and don't stand when you can keep moving. Good luck my dear!! We're both in the same boat together, so I'm here for yoU!!!

Em said...

BFF!!! I love you, and I took your news pretty hard. Yeah, I was at work when you told me. I about fell off the ladder in overstock when I received your text. If you would like I will get back on my Thinspiration postings! But like Rach said, youre making yourself accountable. Do what I did when I was walking in AZ, take a camera, take a picture on your walk of SOMETHING. When you blog about your walk, you can post about it as well. Post about how far you walked! We will work together and get you through this all!! We need you to be a happy, healthy, and long living Lena! You are awesome, we will kick D2's throat!!!

Em said...

GO DO ZUMBA!!! Do you know my friend Jody Gordon? She is always looking for a person to go work out with, or whatever. You should be friends with her!!! Shes trying to lose a lot of weight too, and she is in Ukiah. She blogs too!

Lena said...

Thanks ladies! Tony is going to walk with me too because hes fluffy too. That will help. I love the picture taking idea. I know I can do it , I just have to set my mind to it. thanks for the encourgment ladies!!!

Stampsnob said...

I'm with you girl You can do this , keep positive and you have the lord on your side...........Lis

Ravengirl said...

I wish you heaps and heaps of health! You are so courageous, please see that too!

Patti said...

So sorry for this diagnosis Lena. I can definitely sympathize. I'm also type 2 and overweight but unlike you, I do not reveal my weight to anyone, even my husband. I also have the complication of very bad arthritis in my knees. I have been on my weight loss journey for a while now - it is coming off slowly because I'm not able to move around because of the knees. My goal is also to get off the meds if possible and get new knees. A word of encouragement - my doctor just cut one of my meds in half because my a1c has been going down. Woohoo, there is hope. Keep strong, don't give up and you will be successful. God Bless.

Jammie said...

I Love you to the moon and back Pal (seriously, we can walk there together if need be) and I'll be here for whatever you need! I can't tell you how much I need you in my life, so like Em said, punch T2 in the throat!!!! Let's do this!

 

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