Well i guess i should introduce myself a little ...humm about me...what to say, what to say.. haha.....
As I'm sure you have already figured out my name is Misty, I'm a 29 year old single mother to a wonderful 9 year old little girl. Heidi and I have been friends for about 7 years and she has often been one of my biggest motivators and one of my greatest friends in the world. To me "Life off the D List" has several meanings besides just diet, it can also refer to life in general (not to say we aren't cool, because we are! lol) and also diabetes.
I have struggled with my weight most of my life but in the past couple years it has become so much more important for me to not just lose weight but to get healthy! These past few years health wise have been one thing after another, beginning with endometriosis and hypothyroidism and lastly ending with diabetes. The last being one of the most important reasons I don't just need but have to get on track and get healthy, NOW! About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with what they first thought was type 2 diabetes but have now decided is type 1.5 or LADA which is basically slow adult onset of type 1. Although ill never get off insulin being healthier will increase my sensitivity so i can take less. My daughter also has type 1 diabetes, so it is very important that i set a good example now and teach her good habits she can carry throughout her life. Most of my life food has been my comfort or go to, more so than i realized before i had to start accounting for everything i ate so i could dose my insulin.
With this adventure Heidi and I have begun although i do have a big goal overall I plan on concentrating more on the day to day and doing just what I need to right now or this week. I tend to lose focus when i worry to much to far ahead. This weeks goal for me is to drink my water every day...all of it!