I have been surprised and shocked by the outpouring of welcoming messages I have gotten and in such a short time of joining. You guys are on the ball! It is refreshing, wonderful and inspiring. And while we are on the topic of inspiring, can we talk about the information, support and options people are offering, celebrating, and creating? IT'S AMAZING! I feel like I am finally home.
To be honest, I found tuDiabetes purely by accident. I was searching for weight watchers information/recipes that pertained to Diabetics. I just recently joined weight watchers AGAIN (just a couple of days ago), in the hopes of losing some weight and getting my diabetes MORE under control. Actually, I am going to say it... I joined weight watchers to lose A LOT of weight to get rid of my diabetes once and for all. You heard me, I am tired of my diabetes. I am tired of taking insulin, pills, blah blah, insulin, pills blah blah. I KNOW diabetes can be cured/remission/improved. And I know my diabetes is weight related. Well, that and because I am Plains Cree (North American Indian, First Nation, Aboriginal, Nishna) and my body doesn't like 21st century food. There's been study upon study that nishnas thrive on traditional food. Which I have interpreted as whole unprocessed food. I also have follow Dr. Neal Bernards food plan (whole unprocessed food) and lost quite a bit of weight a couple of years ago. I have been mixing both plans in conjunction since starting on weight watchers again.
I am also planning on using my super creativity powers, positivity, and my ability to take nothing and turn it into something. Or in the case of diabetes something and turn it into nothing.
Facts about me
I am well educated (paid exclusively by me), well traveled, loved intensely by a handful of people, adored by many, and 3 people dislike me (although, they can't remember why now, so it's based purely in principal and I'm okay with that), I LOVE drinking water with ice cubes (I always have a glass on the go), I love snuggling, laughing till spit/drool/or tears come out and my stomach and mouth hurts from all the laughing, I am a traditional Indian, I own over 3000 books, I am a Mac (converted 2 years ago), I believe in the possible, am fascinated by giant pumpkins that are turned into race boats, I was born and raised in the bush up north, I am a cultural anthropologist, am drawn to steam-punk movies/cartoons, I stand for those who can't, love my elders and would rather spend my moments with those who's heart is kind and gentle then those who think they are important and "owed", I am a truthful armchair commentator and will always speak what you can't see (I am she who knows the truth), I love my bike (although, we haven't seen each other that much this summer), and I do what I can to be authentic.
I am excited at this new journey.
over and out