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Old 11-23-2018, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Just was at my daughter's wedding in NYC. There were pictures and because of those pictures, I came home and said I need to do something; get into a good routine; I don't want to be all mush.

I still need to lose 30 pounds but spoke to both my kids who are CrossFit types. They gave me a name of a gym and the reviews are outstanding. Everyone has a personal trainer and your workout is customized.
(It's not a CrossFit place but according to my son, most of those who go there are over 50).

My posture needs improvement and I need to work with a professional and someone who will make me accountable.

My husband and I are going to commit to this starting December 3rd twice a week. We are walking 5 days and are up to 3.5 miles per day. Goal is to be at 4 miles the end of next week.

I was always the small one in the family and my mindset sometimes forgets I no longer am the smallest.

One year from now, I would love to have a New Year's Eve party in my renovated home and be able to not be embarrassed because of how I look. Right now, I am. My siblings even talked to me about it but even so, I was at the point where I need to really find the right workout and get back in shape.

I did have a personal trainer after the birth of my son (3rd pregnancy) and that was for a year. He came to my home every other day at 5:30 in the morning and I stuck with it for a year. It worked. That was 27 years ago.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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The problem most diabetics have is that they are overweight and out of shape. Increase muscle mass to limit insulin resistance. Or watch TV, take drugs, and eat sawdust.
And for a lot of us that's not the case.

I am not over weight and I work out a lot (weights and cardio), and have blood sugar issues.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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The problem most diabetics have is that they are overweight and out of shape. Increase muscle mass to limit insulin resistance. Or watch TV, take drugs, and eat sawdust.
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diabetes is genetic . it is usually passed on down the gene pool . being overweight can bring it on sooner but usually it is inevitable.

i have spent the last 18 years as a gym rat . i delayed it until the last few years and finally reached the point of needing some low dosage meds .

i am muscular and run 3-4 miles every other day but nothing can stop it from advancing as i age . it is the same for my sister .
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See, I just don't get how this is helpful - you were responding to mathjak who several times talked about his diet and various workouts - but still this jab! Even if you weren't blaming MJ specifically you couldn't help yourself making an unrelated poke at everyone else who is sooooooo bad.

What do you say to people who have a good diet, exercise and STILL are battling diabetes?
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And for a lot of us that's not the case.

I am not over weight and I work out a lot (weights and cardio), and have blood sugar issues.
It just doesn't matter what you tell some people - they will NOT believe the person themself cannot be at fault for their condition. That way they can feel very proud when they're the healthy one.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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And for a lot of us that's not the case.

I am not over weight and I work out a lot (weights and cardio), and have blood sugar issues.
I think that's why the poster you quoted said most, but didn't say all. There are people that have health concerns generally associated with obesity that are not caused/affected by obesity. There are genuine health concerns that make it difficult or impossible for some people that are out of shape and/or overweight/obese to get in shape or lose weight. It is understandable that they object to the inaccurate assumptions people make and I understand that. But there is a high rate of many of these health concerns that could be prevented or at least mitigated somewhat with a lifestyle change. A surprising number of people who could see improvement still remain unconvinced of that. I hope discussions like this help some of them reconsider their views and maybe speak to their doctors. This does not apply to everyone.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I think that's why the poster you quoted said most, but didn't say all. There are people that have health concerns generally associated with obesity that are not caused/affected by obesity. There are genuine health concerns that make it difficult or impossible for some people that are out of shape and/or overweight/obese to get in shape or lose weight. It is understandable that they object to the inaccurate assumptions people make and I understand that. But there is a high rate of many of these health concerns that could be prevented or at least mitigated somewhat with a lifestyle change. A surprising number of people who could see improvement still remain unconvinced of that. I hope discussions like this help some of them reconsider their views and maybe speak to their doctors. This does not apply to everyone.
Even doctors make this wrong assumption. My husband’s niece who is a doctor in the UK made similar statement that thin people may not have diabetes, interesting thing is her father was also thin and had diabetes. He has since taken control of his nutrition and no longer on drugs. But stress would push anybody over from healthy to unhealthy in no time. That’s what happened to him.
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Old 11-24-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I think that's why the poster you quoted said most, but didn't say all. There are people that have health concerns generally associated with obesity that are not caused/affected by obesity. There are genuine health concerns that make it difficult or impossible for some people that are out of shape and/or overweight/obese to get in shape or lose weight. It is understandable that they object to the inaccurate assumptions people make and I understand that. But there is a high rate of many of these health concerns that could be prevented or at least mitigated somewhat with a lifestyle change. A surprising number of people who could see improvement still remain unconvinced of that. I hope discussions like this help some of them reconsider their views and maybe speak to their doctors. This does not apply to everyone.
Well said.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:07 AM
 
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The problem most diabetics have is that they are overweight and out of shape. Increase muscle mass to limit insulin resistance. Or watch TV, take drugs, and eat sawdust.
This is a common misconception. In fact, all the people I know with diabetes are slim, athletic. If you bother to investigate the warning signs of diabetes, one of them is unexplained weight loss.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:51 AM
 
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exactly . while obese are more prone to triggering diabetes earlier , they have it in their gene pool already .

so we associate being obese with diabetes . but that is not always the case , just as many fit people have the genetics for it .

my whole family was diabetic so it was pretty much decided for me early on . i just did not have signs of it showing until 60 . but early on my teeth were reflecting the fact . my dentist kept saying 25 years ago i have the teeth of a diabetic with the gum issues i was having .
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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This is a common misconception. In fact, all the people I know with diabetes are slim, athletic. If you bother to investigate the warning signs of diabetes, one of them is unexplained weight loss.
Your anecdata does not jive with studies that use a large number of patients.

Harvard Gazette - Obesity? Diabetes? We’ve been set up
Studies have shown that becoming overweight is a major risk factor in developing type 2 diabetes. Today, roughly 30 percent of overweight people have the disease, and 85 percent of diabetics are overweight.
Still, 15% is a big enough number that you have to be careful about making assumptions about diabetics.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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Your anecdata does not jive with studies that use a large number of patients.

Harvard Gazette - Obesity? Diabetes? We’ve been set up
Studies have shown that becoming overweight is a major risk factor in developing type 2 diabetes. Today, roughly 30 percent of overweight people have the disease, and 85 percent of diabetics are overweight.
Still, 15% is a big enough number that you have to be careful about making assumptions about diabetics.
as someone said genetics loads the gun . lifestyle pulls the trigger .. i highly doubt they pulled diabetes out of the air . they had the genetics for it and the weight pulled the trigger
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