Sunday, April 24, 2011
I am down 12 pounds from last year. At first I was disappointed but then I realized that instead of gaining a pound every month as I have done for the last several years I LOST a pound a month over the year when you average it out.
Although it isn't the "fantabulous" results that I would have liked to see I am please I am not continuing to "grow". I am more aware of my weight and my health. This in itself is a huge step forward instead of just going through the years blindly without being aware of what is going on with my body.
I am renewing my determination to see bigger results this next year. I am cutting out all sugar including carbs. With my family all being diabetic and after watching my grandmother die early and my aunt suffer this is only logical step. My brother is only 42 and without divine intervention will probably not live many more years, He is currently in ICU again after another DKA episode. As painful as it is for me to witness this I refuse for my children to have to go through this with me.
I have lived on the borderline with a diagnosis of "carb challenged" for the last few years, That was when I really started to wake up about the weight and my diet. Each time I go the the doctor I eek by under the levels for a diagnoses of diabetes but that isn't good enough. I have to work harder to make sure that I am not that close to the diagnosis. This is my reason why.