Today is the first day of the A to Z challenge and it’s been forever since I’ve taken the time to write a post on this blog. Mainly because up until now I was not accepting who I am. It’s been a long journey to get to this point.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes… along with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and acid reflux. At first I jumped all over this and was working out, completely cut sugar out of my diet. Within the first month of being diagnosed I dropped my A1C down to 6% (from over 8%), dropped my cholesterol and lost 12 pounds. I was doing great! Then something happened. If I could tell you I would, but I don’t know. I went back to my sugar addicted life and that is where I have been. I came to a point that I was denying the fact that I had diabetes. I still took my medication on a daily basis, but I stopped monitoring my sugar levels. Dangerous and deadly I know.
The fact is, I love to eat. But living with diabetes you can still love foods, you just may have to do it in a different way. I know having Type 2 gives me the ability to change my health, this is reversible. I am Healthy Latina Living!
I love to find new recipes and probably like a lot of you I just LOVE Pinterest. So for the next 30 days I am embracing my love of Pinterest. My A to Z challenge will be that of finding new and exciting recipes that are easy to make, nutritious and yummy.
In addition I invite you to join and follow me for my 30 minutes for 30 days. What is this? Being active 30 minutes a day for 30 days, yes creating a healthy habit of exercise.
Stephanie Faris says
I love to eat, too…and it seems I’m always on a diet. Recipes are our friends!
Monique Nelson, Choose to Cook says
This is a familiar story and I am sorry to hear of your struggles with Diabetes, but inspired by your commitment to take action and get back your health! We are biologically programmed to crave sugar, so please know the you are NOT alone, but your body will function much more efficiently and healthfully without all the added sugars and processed foods that you’re used to…you just need to give it a chance! I switched to a plant-based diet recently and totally rediscovered an absolute LOVE and OBSESSION with food – healthy, beautiful food that gives me an insane amount of energy! I never stop eating and I never feel guilty about it, because it is all packed with healing nutrition and…absolutely delicious!
I look forward to following along in your journey and I wish you the very best of luck!
Tyler Kelly says
You can do this.. You’re stronger than your illness. Just remember that…
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Cassie Phillips says
My dad was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and it has been a challenge to get him to accept it and to take care of himself. Even when he has health scares such as a heart attack or passing out at an amusement park he doesn’t want to accept the fact that he has to watch what he is eating. Hopefully you can find the strength to get back to taking care of yourself. Starting to work out is a great way to start! Good luck, and maybe I will join you. Also, good luck with the A to Z Challenge! Cassie from Mommy, RN