Thursday, September 06, 2012
My friend is dying of cancer. She is fighting the good fight but this rare form can't be beaten. I, on the other hand, at this point in time, have diseases that I can easily beat. Diabetes and high blood pressure.
All I have to do is keep eating right and exercising as I lose weight. No chemo, no pain, no sadness.
Last night my friend came to our book club for what may be the last time. You may remember my blog where at the last book club I despaired at still looking fat. This time everyone noticed my weight loss and marveled and several others of us had lost weight in a good way. But a cloud hung over us for our friend we love.
We must celebrate each day!
It is a beautiful day here at my house. The dog and I are out for our walk in the woods and on the trails.
Thank God for Blessing me with returned good health and may he Bless us all on our journey.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
This morning I went to swimming lessons and learned again how to do the crawl. Then aquacize and walking the dog. My snack a banana and peanut butter, breakfast great.
I walk into my lunch meeting and what are they serving?
Ceasar salad. Lasagna, veggie and meat, and bread covered with cheese and I do mean covered.
Not to mention squares for dessert, no fruit.
Basically I could have the diet coke.
Some of the people who attend this regular meeting are diabetics like me or they have had heart problems or they are just in the getting old danger zone. Why? why? why?
I have talked to the executive assistant before but I can see she just doesn't get it. And for many of the people, like it once was for me, this was popular.
So I had a small serving of veggie lasagna. Then was so hungry by supper that I had a *eek* mall meal --- blackened chicken, two veg and rice. I am still in my calorie range.
Yesterday, similiar deal, in that the meeting meal at a totally different place and meeting had a lot of nice cooked veggie salads. This morning my sugar was high. Realized it was the salads!
Yes they must have been full of sugar.
So I plod along, working it out. I'm going to a conference for a few days. Used to be I was all, "Free food and drinks!!" Now I just look to see if the seminar or hospitality suite will have people I need to network with, good change. I'm going to take some healthy snacks with me.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Half a large sandwich or wrap. No potato salad or living dangerously, one scoop. Potato salad is a binge food for me, so to have just a half scoop is amazing. Especially at a high stress event.
Salad instead of fries or fancy cheeses. Dessert I don't eat, so no accomplishment there.
But this is a BIG breakthrough.
Now to work on not eating after 8 o'clock.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
I just hit 10,000 Sparkpoints! Earlier in the week, I went for my diabetes check up with my doctor.
I had, of course, lost weight since my last visit. He was thrilled at my AIC. (Sugar for the last three months). It was 6 (Canadian numbers). Normal!! My good cholesterol was high and my bad very low.
I have lost 2 inches everywhere, hips, waist, thigh, etc. and am down two dress sizes, sometimes three depending on the make. My bathing suit has gone from size 24 to size 18.
I'm doing at least an hour a day of cardio exercise. I have crossed 13,000 exercise minutes!
Still working at keeping the calories down. Much improvement but overeating can't be cured in a day.
A gold SP trophy for me!
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