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I Looked in the Mirror and saw my Mom

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Lately I've been looking in the mirror and seeing my mother...

I love my mother dearly but I don't want to turn into her. She has a multitude of ailments and most can be directly attributed to her obesity. I'm afraid that I am following in her footsteps.

I went to the doctor today for a post-surgical checkup and he sternly informed me that I'd gained 4 lbs (in the last 3 months), and that he thought that instead of being pre-diabetic I was now a full-fledged diabetic. He sent me for some bloodwork so the diabetes diagnosis is not confirmed, but I know that it's lurking around the corner, along w/ high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Frankly, it scared the heck out of me!!

I know what I need to do, but I just can't seem to stick to it. I've been half-heartedly watching what I eat, but I need to be more conscious of it. I also need to find time to get moving, even if it's just going for a 20 minute walk. I promised myself, and my dad, that when I get home today, that's exactly what I'm going to do... I'm hoping that writing my thoughts down will make me more accountable.

@ 11:45am ET on July 10, 2012 Welcome to the site. You're right in so many ways... And you now have motivation to do things to help yourself! I sure hope that you don't have diabetes, but even if you do, eating healthier and moving will def help, and with the blood pressure and cholesterol as well. Stick to your promise, and keep writing. It really helps!
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Good luck :) I can't wait to hear more from you!
@ 2:50pm ET on July 11, 2012 Welcome and you can do it. even if it is just making the smallest change it is still considered not giving up. Goodluck.
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