A former drinking partner of mine in the office suffers from type 2 diabetes which was caused by an excessive lifestyle – he calls it “the professional party man’s worst nightmare!” I haven’t said anything to him about my weight loss and lifestyle change other than that I am doing it and that I was committed to it. I am definitely not one of those annoying people who likes to broadcast to the office that I am on a diet and that I am doing really well. If somebody comes up to me and says a nice comment then I will tell them what I am doing and how I am getting on. I am not going to tell people how they should live their life and what exercise they need to do, it is not my place and 2 months with a changed lifestyle is still not a permanent change. It is imperative to remember that permanent results come from permanent change. My friend has decided on his own account to start dieting and cut back on the party lifestyle – I received a message from him this week saying that for the first time in 2 years that his blood sugar levels were in the normal range. This is fantastic news and I am glad that he has found some inspiration from my own progress to begin his own weight loss and lifestyle change success story. I don’t know much about diabetes so I did some research, I found a good video explaining the different types of diabetes and what causes it here. This was really helpful for me to understand how our lifestyle effects our health as there are many myths and assumptions associated with diabetes which are further described in this great article here.
On a personal note I am continuing to drive forward with my lifestyle change, I had another good end to the week and still focused on success. I continue to see positive results and have managed to get into clothes this week that I have previously brought as ‘incentives’ for me to lose weight. That is a good feeling and I know that I am still on the right path.