Wednesday, June 13, 2012
111 right after a little coffee and nonfat milk. Not sure if that counts as fasting but I'm definitely more awake after coffee. So I can stab the right place.
I've been reading SparkPeople for quite awhile but have not been consistent or serious about it. I've been feeling crummy. I attributed it to my poor eating habits and sugar addiction. I could do ok most days, but in the evening I would have to have something sweet. I also would binge on sweets when feeling anxious or depressed, have something sweet to reward myself or when I felt that I deserved it.
All of my lab work has been gradually increasing over time, but I had a feeling when I did some tests on May 30 that I may have crossed the line. After the test I went by the bakery and bought a dozen warm glazed donuts. I ate 6 - 8 and threw the rest down the disposal, but I was so sick the rest of the day. That evening while online I came across a blog and subsequently an e-book called "I Quit Sugar" by Sarah Wilson. She didn't need to lose weight, but she knew she had an addiction to sugar. That night I decided to quit sugar.
Sarah Wilson said it took her 8 weeks to feel like she had broken her addiction. Even though I have not had any sweets since that day I still think it might take me that long to conquer my addiction. It has amazed me how much sugar is in everything. Some days when my anxiety is high, I know my body is wanting sugar to calm myself down.
I do allow myself healthy foods that naturally have sugar like fruits, vegetables, nonfat dairy and but I have stopped eating sweets and avoid processed foods (as much as I can). Although when you eat out, it's hard to gauge what is in some things.
I would like to lose 50 pounds. I walk my dogs every day, but I want to up my exercise too. I set up some alternating exercise plans here that work upper body, lower and core. I am tracking my food. I want to feel healthy and strong.
Oh, and when the tests came back, my HgBA1C was 6.4, glucose 125.6, cholesterol 207.9, and mcg Alb/mg Cr was 80. My doctor started me on Metformin 500 mg, Simvastatin 5 mg. and Lisinopril 2.5 mg.
I knew it was time to take my health seriously. Thank you all for reading this. Your posts are very inspiring to me.