I know I'm not alone. Thank you to the ladies who are part of Mamavation and remind me I'm "normal".
I would love some feedback, advice, encouragement, etc from others who have been there, made it through, and are living healthier, stronger lives.
Here's my story:
I have been a type 2 diabetic for AT LEAST 8 years (longer than that, but not diagnosed earlier). I am overweight. I struggle to find time in my schedule to really exercise. Here's why: as I said, I work VERY full time in the summer as a camp program director - in fact, I live at work. I work from sun up to well, it's after midnight and I've still been doing some work. I am also a "stay at home" mom to my boys who are 1, 3, and 4. We eat simple foods, mostly vegetarian, mostly plant based - but not entirely either of those.. sometimes we cheat on that and I'm pretty much okay with it. I mean - my kids have been asking me for salad at breakfast this week, I think we're doing pretty well on the diet thing.
I have had 2 miscarriage in the last 8 months or so, after miscarriage number 1 I gained 20 pounds - in a month! I didn't change my diet at all, just had crazy hormones or something ridiculous like that - also had a switch in meds.
I want to be healthy, I want to kick diabetes in the butt. I want to be able to run and play with my boys for the next 30 years - my grandchildren too by then.
HELP! How can I get my crazy schedule in order and find a way that I can get good exercise and nutrition when I am insanely ridiculously busy most of the time?/??
Is anyone else in my shoes? What do you do? What have you done?