I have to share with you how I lost 15 pounds in one month! Previous to I begin let me give you a little background.
I am a new 56 year old male. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1996 There are never adhered to any kind of strict diet or exercise routine. Oh yeah, I took my daily medications, but refused to see a doctor on a regular basis simply because I had no medical insurance. I guess I thought that one little pill I took daily was going to magically control my diabetes.
During the past couple of years or so I began to notice some serious changes to my body. My legs will ache and cramp at night, making a good night’s get to sleep nearly impossible. Worse yet, I developed a retinopathy in my suitable eye that continued to progress up to the point of forcing my family to give up my job late in 2007. I just wouldn’t see the computer screen or paper work that needed to be carefully followed.
Finding myself sitting at home all day led everyone to pick another bad habit. Snacks! Potato chips were my biggest downfall. I would go through three or four large bags connected with chips per week. Cookies and milk before bedtime seemed to be another favorite. And mealtime meant at least two big plates, each rounded full with the three main meal groups… meat, potatoes and gravy! Salads were to get sissies!
My weight ballooned to over 230 pounds. Currently, I am only 5′ 8″ tall, so 230 pounds was way out of line. My wife urged me to look for some kind of safe and effective Slim couture weight loss plan and even promised to participate with me at night, though she really did not need to lose any pounds. Of course , I refused to give in.
Here is what changed my mind and finally got my attention. While going through my workplace, looking for some tax papers, I came across my glucose display that I had filed away. I thought if I kept it hidden no one would know how high my glucose reading was and I could keep eating those delicious barbequed motherboards! I pulled out the meter and checked my reading through. It was 493! For those of you that do not have diabetics in the friends and family, anything over the 135 range is serious. I was inside real danger zone.
Realizing that I had to at least get the glucose under control, I broke down and scheduled a visit having my doctor. After a series of lab tests it was determined that I was worse off than I thought. Besides high blood glucose, high blood pressure and diabetic neuropathy in my legs my kidneys were leaking protein. I had to take action and it had to be speedy.
I began a walking routine twice a day. At the beginning I was only able to walk about 1/2 mile during a period. While this made me feel good, I knew I needed some quick eating habits help, too. I began searching the internet for the best weight-loss ideas and ran across one called FatLoss4Idiots. Figuring which i must have been the idiot they were talking about I bought this. It was a simple plan that used something called kcal shifting to speed up your metabolism. I got to eat four or five moments per day with their plan, so that part was great for people. To my surprise, I was never hungry!
Now, i first went to the doctor I weighed in at 233 lbs. Of course , Old Doc wanted to see me again with 30 days to run a few tests to check my kidneys. One thing the nurse said was, “Wow! How did you lose that weight? ” I was down to 217 pounds! This, immediately after just 30 days of walking and following the diet plan by FatLoss4Idiots. Maybe I wasn’t as big an fool as I thought.
I am still on the routine, some a few months later. My walking distance is over 30 miles every week and my glucose readings average 105. Oh, that weight! I now weigh in at a stealth 185!