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Health at Every Size and Diabetes

A place for people with people with diabetes who wish to approach health with a focus on intuitive eating and joyful physical activity rather than dieting and weight loss.

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Intuitive Eating and Diabetes

Started by DressyFemme Mar 18. 0 Replies

This is what keeps me sane.

Started by Mo Zwerling Aug 16, 2008. 0 Replies

Is HAES compatible with diabetes?

Started by Sara Eve Apr 6, 2008. 0 Replies

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Comment by Buffy Joseph on February 10, 2014 at 9:26pm

Wow! More than a year?!

Nice to meet you too, Angela.

Comment by Angela on February 10, 2014 at 7:05pm

I can see that mine was the first post in over a year. But maybe by posting here, others will start posting more. It is definitely the right approach for me, so I will keep doing it alone if I need to. But it would be much better to connect with others who are taking a similar approach. That being said, nice to make your acquaintance, Buffy! :)

Comment by Buffy Joseph on February 10, 2014 at 6:21pm

Angela,
Unfortunately this group does not seem to be very active. I think your experience with HAES will continue to help you with your diabetes management.I was diagnosed (with T2) before I found HAES, and am still trying to change my thinking from the life-long "loss weight with fix everything" mentality.

Comment by Angela on February 10, 2014 at 12:03pm

Hello. Not sure if anyone is still active in this group. I'm recently diagnosed T2 (though my numbers are lower than most others' that I've seen). I've been very committed to HAES/Mindful Eating for about 6 years now, and now I'm finding that my efforts to take better care of myself through HAES/ME have been really critical to successfully managing my glucose tolerance impairment.

Comment by PJ on January 20, 2013 at 8:46pm

Thank you, Buffy. I do some walking sometimes but never even thought of chair exercises! Thanks, will try that. I'm sorry to hear of the problems you, too, are having. Will keep you in my prayers.

Comment by Buffy Joseph on January 20, 2013 at 3:19pm

PJ, I'm sorry to hear about your physical issues. Is there any activity that doesn't hurt - swimming, walking, floor exercises, chair exercises? It doesn't have to be a "weight loss" exercise or even "fitness", just something to help you be more active than you currently are. If anything you do hurts (& doesn't help later), then I would suggest not doing any more activity. You have to work with the body you have.

I was even told that if I would lose weight it would help with all my aches and pain but is hasn't at all.

I was told this about everything from diabetes to sleep apnea. I lost 30-40 lbs, and my sleep apnea got worse! (Diabetes numbers got better, but I think that was more from fitness activities rather than weight). I gained that back, & my sleep apnea stayed the same. So, not too helpful for me.

I am trying really hard to get over this mental barrier I have toward being active. To me it is a punishment, and food is a reward. I'm working toward having both be good things I do for myself.

Comment by PJ on January 20, 2013 at 2:00pm

Hi, Buffy Joseph,
Yes, there were times I over ate and regretted it. I have been on a strict diet, tho, for the past year and have not over eaten once(since March)! I have lost 57 lbs. I don't know why we tend to want to eat for comfort, tho. I have trouble staying active because I have a bad back (had surgery and it didn't work), neck problems and also body pain from fibromyalgia. I know they say being active is SUPPOSED to help but it doesn't seem to help me. :( I was even told that if I would lose weight it would help with all my aches and pain but is hasn't at all.

Comment by Buffy Joseph on January 19, 2013 at 8:26pm

I agree with you there, PJ! But think about it - aren't there times when you eat (especially too much or something that doesn't agree with you) where you feel bad after you've eaten? And aren't there times when you've done something active that makes you feel great? So how come we want to eat when we feel sad/tired/frustrated, don't want to be active? If you have any ideas, please let me know! :)

Comment by PJ on January 19, 2013 at 6:11pm

the eating part I like, physical activity not so much!

Comment by Buffy Joseph on September 15, 2010 at 10:51pm
Oh - I think you are right there. Recognizing what is happening is very important. I will keep working on that.
 

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