Trek Women
February 26, 2008

"More Please"

20080225091504459_00012 It seems that everyone is worried about weight loss these days, and I am among the concerned masses (pardon the pun)  After I started  down the path of life alone, I managed to work off 60+ pounds as described in my original story.  How was I crowned? with Diabetes 2.  I have not mentioned this until now because I had plenty of other stories to tell.   It's kind of embarrassing because diabetes is often linked with obesity and I have enough demons without other reminders from where I have come.  I am not a weight loss snob, and even though I have a very curvy figure that will never go away, I want to take off more weight.   The problem is, I cannot starve myself.  I must eat healthy while trying to keep my blood sugar in balance.  With all the exercise I do, sometimes I get overwhelmed and I actually become very discouraged.  It's difficult to manage weight AND eat 6 small meals a day AND keep from gaining AND keep blood sugar from spiking.  Sometimes I feel myself sicken at the thought of jumping on the scale, and I try not to do that too often using instead, my glucometer as my scale.  I thank Coach Mary who is aware of this issue and has encouraged me tremendously.  When I did my metric century, part of my victory was managing my blood sugar while doing all those miles.   

I must admit when I hear of fad, and quick weight loss diets I am somewhat jealous and somewhat annoyed.  It takes a lot of patience and determination to plan healthy meals, but I know in the long run that I will be healthier for the effort.  Why am I sharing this? maybe it will help someone else to ignore fad weight loss promises and hang in there with a proven plan and quietly work through it like I try to do.   I WILL say the healthy person that needs to lose 5, 10 or 20 pounds, to quickly reach a goal, can withstand some calorie and nutrition deficit without any problems.  Let's all be mindful that everyone has to stick with his own path to achieve goals; and it's good, to have goals.   

Come Ride With Me.   


Marie -

Thank you for speaking what is the obvious but ignored...nothing in life is 'one size fits all'. You must find something that works for you. I applaud your efforts.

Posted by: Rhonda | Feb 26, 2008 2:53:20 PM

AND...thank you Rhonda for letting me know your thoughts. Life is a challenge for all of us and we all need validation and encouragement including you and me.

Take care,

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Feb 27, 2008 6:39:51 AM

My roommate and I always discuss this issue: why is there so many commercials about weightloss pills, especially channels that women tune into?
We all wish of the magic medicine to drop the love handles and I think people try it becase of the "what if". The commercials sound so grand I start to believe for 30 seconds that they really do work, and then I eat my salad and say they are full of sh**. Marie, you are beautiful just the way you are, being fit is the key: increase your workouts and watch what you eat (safely), if i only followed my own advice. Your an inspiration to all.

Posted by: Lindsay | Feb 27, 2008 1:25:13 PM

Thanks Lindsay, and that peanut butter sandwich with the Cheerios was fabulous; you can't see the honey in the picture. Just kidding :)

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Feb 27, 2008 1:47:38 PM

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