Well, here it is...My journal. I'm so nervous to be starting this. I've been posting on the Internet for many years but have never had any kind of blog or journal.
A little bit about me...
I'm 41 years old. I used to be a thin person, but due to a boatload of health issues, I am no longer that thin person. Among other things, I have Type 2 diabetes, PCOS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (underactive thyroid), digestive issues, and an anxiety disorder.
Before going on Disability (related to the specific anxiety disorder I have), I was a speech and language teacher/therapist for children with special needs. I hope to get back to that work some day. In the meantime, I'm working with a psychiatrist and psychologist to try to overcome this disorder.
My endocrinolgist suggested the SBD (beginning with P2) for me, so here I am. I read the book, and it made so much sense to me that I couldn't wait to get started. I've learned so much from the wealth of knowledge in this forum. My certified diabetic counselor/nutritionist is very happy with my progress, but I am bummed with my stall. It's been months since I've lost even a half a pound (and kept it off).
Exercise is a problem for me, because of the kind of anxiety disorder I have. There's no room to exercise in my tiny apartment, and I'm too anxious to go to the gym. When I can, I go outside and walk, but I often need support to do that. My parents have been wonderful. They try to get me out as often as possible, and we do a lot of walking when we're out (that's when I get my exercise).
Since I'm not losing weight, I guess I should start taking my measurements. I wish I'd done that in the first place (so I could've seen some progress by now). Oh well.
I hope people will stop by and say hello.
OK, I have to come up with a better journal name. Thinking...