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    Jo vs diabetes

    Hello to anyone reading! I welcome all and would love comments and advice.
    A little bit about me..
    Well as the title suggests my name is Jo. I am 40 years young, married and have 2 kids aged 10 and 4 (girl and boy) a german shepherd puppy and 2 cats
    Well this February I turned the big 40 and my life sort of took a downhill health wise from there

    I am currently a ward clerk in a womens hospital which involves working nights, but I have been off sick since April
    Was constantly tired went to docs and to cut a long story short I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2. Was a big kick in the butt for me and I was put on meds and diagnosed with hypertension too. After a mini stroke scare (it wasn't) I am on a few meds and making huge lifestyle changes.
    Started healthy eating and with My Fitness App I have lost 2st 2 lbs so far, this is the most I have ever lost. Gone from a size 24 to 18-20

    So what brings me here?? Well I currently weigh 16st 10lbs and for the last 3 weeks I have come to a stop. Mostly because I haven't been 100% if I'm honest!
    Have done slimming world before so I know it works, but I got greedy with it! Doing 1200 cals a day has taught me portion control and I honestly cannot eat loads or I am ill.
    I am doing it at home and my WI is weds mornings. I love SW as it's family friendly. I have been doing it for 6 days now and I think I'm ding ok, I have books from last time and I found this fab website when I googled slimming world. I have read some of the fantastic diaries and hope I do you all some justice!

    So... If you are still with me after all of that well done!!! Lol
    I am doing all of this from my iphone so I hope after typing it all that it works!!!

    So just to give you all an idea here is my food diary for today

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    Breakfast
    Chopped apple, nectarine, strawberries and banana topped with FF yogurt

    Lunch
    Ham & tomato on WM bread (HEb)
    Mug shot
    Chicken drumstick

    Dinner
    Pork chop
    Pasta with home made tomato sauce (tinned toms, onion,garlic and herbs)

    3 plums

    Currently drinking green tea. Going to spend syns on walkers pops (5.5) and curly wurly (6)

    Jo x

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    Hi, it was nice reading your post.

    The medical conditions you have can be reversed as your seeing with some hard work.
    I did sw from home and lost a stone then starting messing about so I've joined a class now was my first wi today and scales at class are way out from my home and I'm heavier than I thought.

    So good luck on your journey, these forums are fantastic I do much better when I use the site for support x

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    Thanks Hun.

    Yea my ultimate goal is to reverse it and come off al my meds. Feel like an old lady on a morning chugging them all down lol

    Good luck in your journey

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo2502 View Post
    Thanks Hun.

    Yea my ultimate goal is to reverse it and come off al my meds. Feel like an old lady on a morning chugging them all down lol

    Good luck in your journey
    You can do that. It won't take to much.

    Slightly different but I was told I had gestational diabetes I cut out all crap. But ate well, Olive oil good fresh food and I never had a raised bm reading and they gave up checking me.

    It can be reversed. Do your best its much better to spend 9 months doing sw getting it all under check than a life with diabetes which uncontrolled is very serious x

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    Day 2 of diary, day 7 of SW

    Another EE day today.

    Breakfast
    35g Shreddies (HEb)
    Chopped apple, baba and strawberries topped with toffee muller light

    Snack
    Apricot

    Lunch
    Bubble and squeak cakes (potato, cabbage, sprouts and onions mashed together and fried in fry light)
    Gammon (only had a teeny bit, wasn't keen so gave mine to the dog . )

    Apple

    Dinner
    Chicken breast stuffed with light Philly with garlic and herbs (HEa) and spinach wrapped in bacon
    New pots
    Green beans

    Was really filling, didn't eat all my pots. Looking at it today I feel I've ate too much potato WI tomorrow morning so I hope I don't regret the overload lol
    I was showing a loss this morning so fingers crossed. Now I confess that I am a serial weigher!! But I have an app that tracks my weight every day and hopefully gives me an idea of projected weight loss. Also gives me an idea of my ups and downs lol, so for me it keeps me on track

    Will report back with WI tomorrow. Hope it's working because I'm enjoying it!!

    Jo x

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    Good luck for wi tomorrow

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    Thanks Hun. Have you got a diary?

    Just having my syns for the day

    Treat size rainbow drops 2.5
    Skinny popcorn 4.5
    Curly wurly 6

    Total 13

    Got the munchies lol

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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 16/11/09
    Start Weight: 18st11.0lb
    Current Weight: 16st11lb
    Goal Weight: 12st0lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 41.2
    Current BMI: 36.8
    Goal BMI: 26.3


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 2st0lb
    Weight to Lose: 4st11lb
    % Lost 10.65%
    Good luck for your weigh in Jo

    29/8/14
    Doreen x

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    Thanks chick x

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    Just popping in with WI result

    5lbs lost!!!! Wow I am shocked! Mother Nature arrived this morning too so I really am in shock!

    2.5 stones in total
    5lbs on SW

    Happy dance
    Current weight 16st 5.5 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo2502 View Post
    Just popping in with WI result

    5lbs lost!!!! Wow I am shocked! Mother Nature arrived this morning too so I really am in shock!

    2.5 stones in total
    5lbs on SW

    Happy dance
    Current weight 16st 5.5 lbs
    Wow that's a spit off half a stone awesome

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    Thanks Hun, I am amazed, last time I did SW I lost 3lb in my 1st week. Mind you I was greedy lol
    Hopefully get that 2lb next week x

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo2502 View Post
    Thanks Hun, I am amazed, last time I did SW I lost 3lb in my 1st week. Mind you I was greedy lol
    Hopefully get that 2lb next week x
    Go for it and that's half a stone gone

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    Day 8 of SW

    Well I had a pretty tiring night, my daughter was ill with a tummy bug so I was awake until 3am then awake again at 6.

    Fantastic WI this morning, but as I said it's *week too
    Took my 4 yr old son to Jitterbugs (soft indoor play area) so Lydia could have a quiet day napping. Luckily my hubby on annual leave.

    Just took dog on a 60 minute stroll in the rain. Feeling tired, but watching Corrie and eagerly awaiting GBBO!! I am an avid baker but it's no good for the waistline lol

    Haven't made fantastic choices food wise today. Trip out was kind I last minute and they had no jacket potatoes :/

    Breakfast
    Chopped apple peach strawberries and blueberries topped with muller vanilla

    Lunch
    Chicken salad sub (8 syns??)

    Dinner
    Spaghetti Bol SW friendly with loads of onions, mushrooms and toms

    Have weekly syns so I have 97/105 left. Don't fancy anything else today still full from tea lol

    Jo x

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    How can you watch bake off that's torture to me. I'm not ready for food torture yet.

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