The Health Section's appeared while I've been having a bit of a break from RnS, but I thought I'd post here about my journey since January with my weight and diabetes.
I've been overweight for most of my life, and I've been Type 2 Diabetic - officially diagnosed - since 2006, but I reckon I've had it for a lot longer than that. **** diet, sedentary lifestyle with a desk job, and massive weight issues have all contributed to it.
My weight peaked at around 22 stone when I was 28, in 1998. I then sorted myself out, dieted, went to the gym, and lost 6 stone.
That didn't last though...I put half or more of that back on over the next couple of years, then found out I was diabetic in '06.
I don't know about anyone else, but I treat my medication as a get out of jail free card - didn't worry about my diet, just ate what I wanted, hoped for the best.
That changed earlier on this year though. I was getting stressed at work, not eating properly, and managed to lose half a stone without trying too much. Then I saw the Channel 4 documentaries about reversing Type 2 at the same time as my wife was trying the Cambridge Diet plan, so thought I'd give it a go.
So far, so good. I've now lost just over 2 stone, taking me down to 14st 10lb - the lowest I've been since I was a schoolkid. My last diabetic clinic, my sugar had dropped, cholesterol had dropped, and everything else was good. And more to the point, I'm not craving food all the time like I was before I started on the plan.
Thought I might do a bit of a weekly update thing - I hope to lose around 3-4lb a week until I get to target of 13st. Let me know if I start to get boring about it lol.