Originally Posted by fitdidit
Hi Everyone: This is my first day on FitDay and am so excited. Spent lots of time yesterday preparing myself for this change in lifestyle. I know it will take a lot of work, but with the help of this site and the support from the forums, I know I can do this. Have 80 pounds to lose, doctor's orders! I am now pre-diabetic and have been told I can prevent getting full-blown diabetes, if I change my lifestyle. I need to lose weight and exercise. Okay, I'm off!
You can do it!
I was in the same boat last Feb. '09, I had pre-diabetes symtoms,high cholesterol and high BP and weighed 215lbs. I changed my diet and I followed the Mediterranean diet, joined a gym and stopped drinking-fast forward 1yr, 160lbs, NO pre-diabetes condition, "normal" BP and dropped my cholesterol well within the "healthy" range.
It's a lot of work, but it can be done and Fitday helped tremendously-