I've just read a post I wrote in April 2008, three months after I was diagnosed with diabetes. At the time I was really proud of myself for having changed my diet and lost a lot of weight.
Today I got the results of my six monthly blood tests and this time I feel ashamed of myself. I suppose I knew before I walked into the clinic what the nurse was going to tell me.
Willpower is a very odd thing. I know I can change my diet and lose weight, but it is so easy to relapse and think that the odd treat won't do much harm. Well this morning I was told in no uncertain terms that a treat is something you have once a week, not every day!
I know I've got to change my ways and what the consequences are if I don't.
So if you ever see me eating or drinking something you know I shouldn't, you have my full permission to remove the Mars Bar from my gob, or tip that Orange Fanta down the sink. Make me feel ashamed. Make me feel humiliated. It's the only option!