I just recently found out I have lost 15 lbs since my diagnosis in February! I have done it mostly through diet. I have to admit that since I have been feeling better, I have been more & more active. I have not, however, been exercising for the sake of exercise as often as I probably should. That actually encourages me. If I can lose 15 lbs in 6 months with little regular exercise, I really want to see what hitting the gym will do for me.
About 3 years ago I went on a large health kick, joined a gym, lost around 20-30 lbs. Then I started my career (while still attending college - makes for a hectic, stressful lifestyle), gained it all back & more. I am sitting at 230 now, about 10 lbs more than 3 years ago. My goal is to get down to 200. I have dreamed of getting back to 180 since high school, but I'm not sure how realistic that is at this point.
I have another challenge looming in my future. I am going out of town to a music festival in two weeks. This will be the first time I have to manage my diabetes on the road, away from home, overnight, and all day at a concert venue. I have been before, and I'm pretty sure there won't be anything there that fits in my diet. I am going to be pretty active that entire day though, so I think a little cheating may be okay. I am concerned about bringing my testing supplies in with me. It should be allowed, but I really don't want to carry it around, and I don't think test strips would fare too well in 6-8 hours of 90 degree heat. I guess I will figure it out when I get there.
If anyone reads this and has any advice on how to handle it, please do share.