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A new week, a new challenge…

I don’t want to become an expert…not at giving myself shots in the stomach.

I feel like this is another progression in the battle with Type 2 Diabetes—a battle I have been engaged in for the past 10 years. In fact, it was shortly after our first Be A Loser with Karin weight loss contest that I was diagnosed with this blasted disease.

I’ll admit that for the first several years I did not take the diagnosis very seriously. Oh sure, from time to time I would react to some symptom of the illness, but not in the ways I should have. 

I would lose a few pounds, only to gain them back. I would lower my blood sugar to normal levels and then quit taking my medication and go back to eating as much “junk” as I could. I would start out the year exercising, only to quit within six months to a year later.

For a few years I was very active with weight loss and healthy living, but … Well, I could go on and on about the roller coaster ride I’ve been on, mostly due to my own choices, but I’m not going to.

What I am going to say is that I do not intend to become an “expert” at giving myself shots in the stomach or anywhere else! I really feel like I can bring my A1c down without spending $500-$700 per month on expensive drugs with side-effects that may or may not be worse than the diabetes!

For those that are in our contest, remember we will start our Be A Loser Support Group on Tuesday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m. I will send an e-mail with more details.

Until next time, be good to yourself! You are the only you that you have!

​Karin

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