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I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

Kay’s Weight-Loss Story

I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

Read Kay’s Weight-Loss Story: “How I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes.”

I reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes. Kay Lindley: Big Baby, Big Bones, Big Excuses! And finally, A Big Weight Loss; a Permanent 105 lb weight loss in fact. Kay lost more than 100 pounds and reversed her type 2 diabetes after completing her treatment with Martin and Marion Shirran. Kay tells her story here: How I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes.

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Let’s get this straight. From the beginning. I was a big baby, right? I was over 10½ lbs and ask any mother – that’s big. That was 60 years ago, but it’s my excuse and I am sticking to it. I have plenty other excuses too, so if you don’t like that one, how about: all my mother’s family have the same big bone structure and are all pear-shaped. It’s in the genes. Or, my mother taught home economics and had to have three versions of every dish – a completed one, one-part way through to finish in class and one started from scratch in class and finished later. Someone had to eat all those lessons!

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Most of her classes were about cakes and decorations – coffee cream, chocolate icing, jam fillings – need I say more? And it was just after the war and with children starving around the world it was almost criminal to leave food uneaten on your plate – how dare you disrespect the poor starving children in this way? Candy rationing ended when I was little and so this opened up a whole new world in terms of treats.

How I Successfully Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

I did try to diet–very many times over the years. Sometimes succeeded in losing a few pounds. And I celebrated – yes with food and treats and ended up fatter than before I started on the diet.

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I was always amazed how many illnesses and complaints could be attributed to being fat. I am in a high-risk category for breast cancer because of family history. And guess what? Fat people are at greater risk because early lumps are not easily detected amongst the excess fat, so I felt that I am more likely to die because of this than a thin person.

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Married and divorced twice

I have been married twice and divorced twice. I guess I married the first person who showed any interest, because otherwise I was just another fat cast-off. Interestingly, each divorce happened after a successful weight loss, when I had the confidence to realise that there were more opportunities out there. I suppose that in one way I ought to be grateful for being fat. People assume that fat people are lazy and stupid. In an attempt to prove them wrong I am a workaholic who has succeeded way beyond anyone’s expectations of me. I feel I have to be better than everyone else to appear normal in some respect.

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Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis in 2000

In 2000 I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. For many people this is the wake-up call they need to change their lifestyle. In my case, my father had been a Type 1 Diabetic since he was about 60 years old and he lived a normal life, apart from twice daily insulin injections and blood checks, until he was almost 92. So with this as my background what eventually got me to change?

How I reversed my type 2 diabetes

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I’m 59 years of age and as well as obesity I have also inherited arthritis from both my parents. I decided to retire and I wanted to spend time travelling to places I have only ever dreamed of. But what is the point of paying out a small fortune to exotic places if I can’t then walk around enough to see the sights and enjoy the place? I don’t want a long retirement – ten years will do me fine – but I want them to be a good ten years. I want to be fit and active enough to enjoy the time I have. My mobility was becoming a serious issue, so something had to be done.

Gastric Band Surgery Wasn’t an Option For Me

I had considered a gastric band operation, but I am a coward. I am squeamish and it is quite expensive, plus I started to read about the many side effects of the surgery. You can also read our blog: “Everything You Need To Know About Gastric Bands.” When I read an article about the Gastric mind Band method I thought – yes this is for me! I went straight online, booked in, paid for the entire course there and then.

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

The Hypnosis Worked a Dream

I wasn’t sure if I could be hypnotised effectively, but I knew there was more to the method than that aspect alone. Plus of course I was going to get a trip to sunny Spain into the bargain! There would be sessions on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and I had some understanding of this from my University days studying psychology. I started the treatment in the hope that I would find the necessary support and stimulus to make me change my habits and to see a way forward that was workable for me; not just a complete catalogue of no-no’s.

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How I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

When I started on my weight-loss journey I never expected to achieve a permanent 105 lb weight loss. I discussed with Marion Shirran my therapist the reasons for my eating patterns. We talked about portion sizes. (Yes, I did often eat ready meals for two just by myself.) Food was a reward after a successful day. Food was a consolation after a less than successful day. I deserved it. I had earned it – why shouldn’t I have what I wanted?

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Lost 26 pounds in first month….

By the end of the week of the treatment I had lost almost 5 pounds. I went home to an empty refrigerator, which I then filled only with “good” things. Fish features heavily, salads abound and five servings a day of fruit and vegetables is now the norm, not an aspiration. After one month I had lost more than 26 pounds. I was so proud.

How I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes

After 5 months I visited the clinic again. This time the clothes I had worn on my first visit swamped me. A visit to see my diabetic nurse resulted in a reduction in my medication because my sugar levels were much lower than in the past. I couldn’t wait to get on the scales. When I did I had lost a staggering 70 lbs in 5 months. My next target is to be another 39 pounds lighter. My new nickname is Skinny Minny. The only growth area in the last five months has been spending on new clothes. Imagine my excitement at being able to shop in a store rather than trawling through catalogues of clothes for plus sizes.

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Ten years with zero weight gain….

We are so proud of Kay’s weight loss achievement, and we’re pleased to report that more than a decade later Kay has not only kept the weight off, but she has gone on to lose even more over the past few years. I Reversed my Type 2 Diabetes! You may like to read our blog post about how you can turn the tables on type 2 diabetes. Following her weight loss success, Kay appeared on GMTV breakfast programme with Lorraine Kelly. Read the dedicated page: Weight Loss and Fatty Liver Disease.

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You can watch Kay’s interview with Lorraine Kelly here.

Do You Dream to be slim…?

Go ahead, relax, and take a few minutes to daydream about what it would be like to be slim and healthy. How about being at your target weight? Imagine if you never had to go on a diet again, or be afraid of food? What if you were able to enjoy every social event? And you also had an abundance of extra energy, and improved self-esteem. Welcome to the evidence-based My Weigh Less Master Class! A proven, psychology-focused, downloadable weight-loss treatment, that delivers permanent results. Based around over 15,000 clinical 1:1 hours treating overweight clients.

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