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Nov 13, 2016 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hi Danceshigh,

Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you. Had another health issue going on and just found out I have a huge cyst on my ovary and fibroids in my uterus. I have to have a hysterectomy. Good Grief!
I know what you mean about the denial, it was about a year for me. Don’t tell me I can’t have sugar again! Scarf it all down. Cokes, ice cream, cookies, whatever. Lots of carbs. Fact is, I just made myself sicker and sicker. Hit rock bottom. Get busy living or get busy dying.
Just in the last month since I wrote that post, I have found the more I walk and stay busy with anything other than sitting in front of the TV, the better I am mentally and physically. I think about food less. I still get major cravings for things, but now its more protein related (tacos vs. ice cream).
For me, OA didn’t work. All I remember is them talking about food…. all the time. I did that on my own very well. Maybe it will be different for you. Good Luck.
Do whatever you can with the exercise and push yourself. I had a herniated disk (L5-S1) years ago so I know how that feels. Every pound off makes it easier to walk/swim/whatever.
I will find out my surgery date tomorrow. They are looking at Dec 2nd. I don’t know what my recovery time will be until after the surgery. It depends on which way they are able to perform it and they won’t know until they see how I do with my breathing because of the position they have to put my body in. Best case 2 weeks, worst case 6-8 weeks. I don’t know what part of town you are in (I am South Scottsdale) but I would be happy to meet and do some walking with you and anyone else from these forums. Let me know what part of town you are in and we can get something planned for the beginning of 2017.
Hang in there! You are not alone.

Minda

Oct 4, 2016 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Thank you for your testimony and words of encouragement. I am walking between 10-20 minutes and biking 10 minutes per day. Hope to do more soon. I will look up those resources. Good Luck on your last 10lbs!

Oct 4, 2016 · Obese, diabetic with high BP; need help with food addiction in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Diagnosed 1 year ago. Can’t take Metformin or Glipizide due to side effects. Felt like a zombie, could hardly do my work. Didn’t make much difference in my levels as I am also a food addict. Weight at 312 (was 320 2 1/2 weeks ago). A1C at 10.2 and sugar was 345 on Saturday morning. Feel better off the Meds, actually walking and getting to the gym. I know a lot of this will get better if I lose the weight.
Anyone out there a food addict like myself? How are you coping?
Also would like to know if there are any vitamins that help with the high blood pressure or the diabetes since the meds only make it worse for me.
Thank you in advance for any help.
Minda