Why do I want to lose weight?
Thursday, December 02, 2010
As a diabetic, I presently take oral medications and 1 injection per day. I recently read some research that explained that by losing weight one could possibly reduce the amount of medication needed to control diabetes. I'd like to test the research and see for myself if weight lose could actually help to reduce the amount of daily medication.
My knees also bother me and I read that for every pound lost, one reduces 3 pounds of pressure off the knees.
I'm also contemplating retirement in a few years and I want to remain active. ?With my present BMI of 42 and overweight by 80#, its difficult to move at times, balance is poor and flexibility is poor. A lose of 80+#s should improve my quality of life.