Health issues that i have:
diabetes-I do take pills and i inject insulin 2 times a day! It started when i got pregnant with my son 3 months into the pregnancy and ended after his birth....Then came back when i got pregnant with my daughter 30 weeks into pregnancy and ended after her birth. About 2 years after her birth I had to start taking pills. Only about the last 3 or 4 years I have had to inject with insulin also. Seems the more weight i have the worse the diabetes gets. So this is one reason for trying to diet.
heart problems-I've had high blood pressure for a very long time, and when i was 33 I had a heart attack in my left anterior descending artery (also known as the widow maker) I waited 4 days to see a doctor with the pains i had then ended up with angioplasty and a stent. They told my husband one more day probably would have killed me. So this is another reason for the diet. I take 4 pills for this condition alone, 3 in the morning and 1 at night!
Thyroid- I take synthroid for this...and as of right now my doctor says is still under control.
Vitamin D- only recently started to take this because I was so darn tired!!! And my levels were very low.
I have so many pains in my body that i live with on a daily basis, I hurt all the time!! My elbows, my fingers, my legs, MY BACK!!, And I deal with this even while I work 8 hours on my feet walking all day. I come home and all i want to do is sit and relax, but that's never the way it is for me...there is always something to do around here, every once in awhile I just let it lay, but that makes it just worse later. If i don't do it, it won't get done is always how i feel, but i know it's not true, all i have to do is ask my husband or kids and they will help....but the trouble is asking!!!
I take on a daily basis 11 pills and 2 insulin shots a day. That's alot for a 39 year old woman to be taking!
My reason for dieting is for my health and the 2 people you see here: