Journey to Health
Hi, I’m Christy.
Back in May I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The doctor told me that more than likely I would need to go on insulin and there was a chance that I may always be a diabetic because of my weight. They started me out with doing sugar checks 4 times a day, medication and a very strict diet. I followed that diet almost perfectly. I say almost because there are so many “secret” ingredients that are in prepared foods that I didn’t know about at first. The first week on that diet, I had physical withdraw symptoms similar to what I have seen described on TV. My skin felt like it was crawling with bugs because I could not have that sugary soda anymore and I had bad headaches for almost a month. That was enough to wake me up and see what I had been doing to my body, besides the pain in my legs and feet from carrying the 155 lbs of extra weight from the fat I had accumulated. I saw what my future held for me if I didn’t make some permanent changes to my life.
After I had the baby, I was able to go completely off meds and never had to go on insulin during the pregnancy. I actually lost weight during my pregnancy, something doctors usually don’t like to see but was ok with it because of how heavy I was. I attribute it to changing my eating habits so drastically. I’m not out of the woods yet. The doctors say that I will continue to be at risk for diabetes for the next three years, but the risk decreases the more weight I am able to get rid of.
When I heard that it was time to sign up for RBL, I felt like this was my chance to really take getting healthy to a whole new level. I am so looking forward to this journey to get fit and healthy.
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