After coming back from a weekend where I ate more calories than I should (but all healthful food) I didn't expect to lose weight today at my weigh in. However I was down a pound!
I am so thankful for this program I can't even express it. I have tried so often to lose weight. I have lost 60 pounds 3 times - once with WW and 2 x with OA. Each time it was a battle with myself and my urge to eat. Exercise didn't play a part any time - I am a couch potato. This time there is no battle. I feel like I am going through a learning process about food, myself and activity. I don't feel like I am struggling, I feel like I am growing and I am so thankful.
When I saw the scale this morning I sighed "Thank you God" and I mean it heartfeltfully (if that's a word! )
This weekend at the cabin was great! We had 6 inches of snow and it never got above 32 degrees F. I didn't want to go out walking Saturday am but DH was so excited by the snow he really encouraged me to go walking with him. I'm sure glad he did. It was crystal clear and glorious. It was hard walking up the hills in the snow but we walked 40 minutes and felt so exhilarated when we got back. Today I encouraged him to come out and do it again and believe me, he didn't need much encouragement. Even Bucky was more excited than usual (and that's pretty hard for him)
The only down side is that when I got home and tracked my calories, I was 200 to 300 calories over each day.
My fasting blood sugar was still above 100 but the one and two hour levels were good. My LDL cholesterol was a little high but the total was good. So my doctor said that since I was doing such a good job with my weight and exercise and that my numbers were improving she was going to give me 6 months to lower the final levels before starting me on metformin or lipitor.
She thinks I can do and so do I!
6 months to better health! And I was down another pound today!
I had my 2 hour glucose tolerance test yesterday. 400 calories in one sickening drink
Now I just wait for the results. I have my thyroid biopsy at the hospital on Thurs Oct 15th. I'm not as worried about it as I was last year. I just hope I don't have to do this every year. Besides the discomfort it costs a lot.
I woke up late this morning and probably won't get my whole 30 min of exercise in before I have to go to work, but I am learning that if I have to do 10 min of exercise 3 x day it is still 30 minutes. I just now that I can't skip it - its become a real habit with me.
Its supposed to be cold and rainy today with a 40% chance of snow - so I'll be working out indoors.
Have a wonderful day everyone and be thankful that we are alive and have Spark People to help us become and stay healthy!