I'm looking for a healthier lifestyle but I have some major obstacles and motivation is nowhere to be found. Open to suggestions.
Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)
Overweight & Obesity
Anxiety (Including GAD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Me and you both. 😥
To the greatest extent you are comfortable with, can you provide some information about the obstacles? The people on this app are supportive and I've read some really help responses. I think you will find the same to be true.
My anxiety and discouragement are probably among the biggest factors. If I can avoid people at all, I do. I also can't keep my weight off no matter what I do and it's incredibly frustrating. I'm sick of multiple failures.
Do not, I repeat, do not look at a healthier lifestyle. Instead, look at the first thing you can do to move towards a healthier lifestyle.
It is categorically proven that almost all people who try to reach a goal that is very distant will, even if they start strong, inevitably become dispirited and give up.
But, starting today on a small goal, a simple change like, in my case, drinking coffee instead of energy drink led to my eventually changing a lot of my diet so that my A1C is falling as is my weight.
By adding a small step after a small step, I'm achieving the goal of just being healthier. I am not looking to do anything more than live healthier. And it's working.
It sounds a lot like how I'm approaching dealing with anxiety. The only issue is I'm on the plus size and I would like to lose weight to not be in pain plus have more self esteem and be in great shape. It's very important since I have a few other issues due to being overweight. I really want to do this but I just can't seem to get started and I'm real frustrated that it's this hard to just do it.
Every step, no matter how small, is a step toward a healthier you. Small changes over time will show big changes. Start by changing one thing at a time. If you try to change everything at once, it will be overwhelming. Which will ultimately lead to giving up. Do not put time limits on your progress. For example: I want to lose 20 lbs by my birthday. Think of progress more of how you feel, not how much you lose. Progress is progress, no matter how small or slow it seems. Celebrate the small milestones too. A change in your mindset, or perspective can make a huge difference in your progress too. If something isn't working for you, try looking at it from a different perspective. It can change your approach, which can change the outcome.
I'm looking for exactly that, a different approach and a different perspective. I have no idea where to start.
I'm type 2 as well I started out by cutting regular soda out of my diet and went from there if been a diabetic since February of this year my messages are open if you ever want to talk I've gotten my A1C down from 11.1 to 6.1 I'll help as much as I can ❤️
my experience is similar to @Sapphire34. I've been diabetic since 2015. I started with removing sugars, including natural sugars from foods (white rice, white potatoes, pastas). However I wasn't serious about it until last year because I didn't notice a change and I was the only one in my family wanting to change. Making 2 meals every night was not feasible. My husband got really sick last year in September. He decided it was time for both of us to take it seriously. The thing that made the most difference for me was cutting WAY down on carbs. We are now using KETO as a guide because they are low carb, low/no sugar. We are not 100% Keto, but it has made a huge difference in how we feel. I am also cutting gluten out slowly. I also have seizures, so I cannot use a lot of artificial sugars. We use Monk Fruit, which tastes and is used exactly like sugar. It is pretty expensive though.
For me, when it comes to looking at it from another perspective, I stopped looking at it as a diet or a lifestyle, based on what others are telling to do. I started looking at is as my body NEEDS ME to do this. And I really started paying attention to what my body was telling me when I ate/drank something. Once I put it that way, it was easier to make the changes. I hope this helps. Feel free to message me anytime.
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