My Diabetes and Weight Loss Trouble
I've been debating this post for quite some time now but I figured what the hell.
So a little background information about me for those that do not know. I'm 23 years old, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1998 from viral auto-immunity, 5'10 and 195lbs.
I don't follow any specific diet just avoid things that I know affect my sugar levels accordingly. Salads are my favorite food and I grew up eating a ton of vegetables so eating healthy is I'm no way a problem.
My body type is best described as stocky or in football terms a Cornerback / Defensive back. Ive played baseball all my life and through college at 1st base, left handed, and never really been a distance runner.
In 2011 I broke up with my girlfriend of 4 years and was at 228lbs, my highest ever, I was a chunky SOB. At that point I was like what am I doing with my life, got a new job that required small amounts of manual labor, I've always worked in the manual labor field till my current position. I changed my diet, no soda, no fast food (I hate fast food but females are evil), worked out regularly and used protein supplements as needed. In five months I got down to 188 and was super happy. Ever since then it's been a struggle.
I walk a mile on my lunch break at work M-F and run one or two miles when I get home.
Now to the point of resistance, Im currently at 195, I really would feel a lot more comfortable at 185. But getting there seems nearly impossible. I'm looking for any weight loss advice in regards to my diabetes, I can answer questions and give feedback for questions as it is my job.
I will add pictures for reference points later.
San Diego, CA