Monday, July 01, 2013
The highest I ever weighed was 426. I now weigh 386. That’s 40 pounds. Much of it since I quit smoking on February 22, 2013. When I quit smoking I was determined to not gain weight – so I started taking better care of myself. Two days before that I didn’t feel well and decided to test my sugar. As a type 2 diabetic I should have been testing at least once a day -but my sugar had been good for a couple of years so I was very lax about testing. Well the night I tested it was over 400! Trip to the doctor the next day. He told me that I had to get a handle on it and to go low carb. Best thing I have ever done for my health. I have felt better than I have in years, my sugar is under control (I did have to go on basal insulin – long acting - but not bolus – short acting)
Second best thing I have done is start exercising! I started to workout in earnest on June 7th, 2013…the day before my 10th wedding anniversary. I am tired of not being able to go anywhere on our anniversary because I can’t walk very far. Now that I am doing chair aerobics and also walking (I have HAD to walk to get my Daddy into and out of his doctors appointments and hospital visits) I am doing so much better. I am becoming addicted to moving! Today after I finished my regular workout I wasn’t too tired so I did an additional 10 minutes of a 20 minute chair aerobic video I found on the web. My next goal is to be able to complete the whole 20 minutes – it is a lot harder than my regular chair exercises. Then this evening as hubby James and I were sitting and working at the computers I decided to take a walk to the end of the driveway (long driveway) and James came with me! So I got an extra 10 minute walk in as well.
Here is the link to the video I found if you are interested. This guy is very motivating