let me introduce myself.
I am Elliott, 47, and I am an overweight type 2 diabetic.
2 days ago I weighed 18.5 stone ( I am 6ft 0 to give perspective) I’m also a cpap users and am currently averang 135/85 on my BP.
so after the tmi! why am i here.
We’re finally buying our own house , still got another 7/8 months until completion 🙁 (it’s a new build) and i figured when i started looking at life insurance that as my premiums will be a fortune I should do something about it.
I’ve also been told that i have signs in my eyes of vessels being damaged by high blood pressure and I don’t think my missus or dog would last well without me!
I was a chef donkeys years ago so I know how to cook , what is good for me, bad for me etc but i have ZERO will power and love my carbs.
I keep getting told by my doctors that i am young enough to repair this!! but i’m also eligibile for gastric (no chance) as i am 35 bmi and had the eye reports.
So i’m starting the 800 this week, well yesterday and praying i have the will power to keep it up.
Struggling so far with drink choices. I was a diet pepsi fan and although i like water i struggle to just drink that (yes i’ve flavoured it with lemon, lime, mint etc)
I am nibbling on cherry tomatoes, mange tout and other salady bits, not sure if i should be!
let’s see how we do.
Wish me luck 🙂