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Type 2 Diabetes - Should I Fake It?

The husband and I are *super* lucky to have both sets of our mom and dads to be Type 2 diabetic!  Jealous aren't you?  While I know my BMI needs work and my other numbers (BP, Cholesterol) aren't bad at all, I'm still worried about getting Type 2 myself.  I'm even more worried about anything messing with my pancreas after what my mom went through. 

When I was 15 pounds heavier my doctor warned me then that if I gained another 15 pounds (so 30lbs from where I am now) I'd definitely probably exhibit Type 2 levels or close to it.  *Cue running in opposite direction*  I don't want that.  Not for myself, not for my kids.  While I know things can be genetic with metabolism, my parents (and my husband's) eat like crap.  It is ridiculous.  And they eat a lot of it.  And well, that is how I grew up too.  I'm still convinced I might not ever get a defined chin that doesn't just melt into my neck, but I owe it to myself to try to see if I do.

Seeing my dad have to give himself shots in his belly and then cracking open a can of Coke to chase down some M&Ms makes me cringe.  But Coke and M&Ms are so yummy!  And so is pasta....mmmm pasta.  Anyways, I am a smart enough cookie to know what I should eat more of and less of along with moving my butt more too.

So my thought is to start to try to cook up more recipes and lunches for myself as if I already have Type 2 diabetes.  No harm can come from that right?

The biggest thing I need to do is start to M.O.V.E.

So, I'm off to scour the interwebs and Pinerest for Type 2, Low glycemic, quick workouts to help me steer clear of actually getting it. Feel free to comment with any that you may have to share with me!

Health is one of my biggest reasons for slimming down, not the actual number on the scale.


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