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Time to get serious

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Earlier this week I had my yearly physical and tipped the scales at 273 pounds. My highest weight ever. If that wasn't bad enough my doctor gave me my blood test result and my fasting glucose was 99.....the highest acceptable healthy level. I'm not surprised at the number, because I have been eating lots of crap. She let me know that with my family history of diabetes it is important for me to take steps now so I won't get it. The doctor said I need to lose weight and exercise on a regular basis. Online, I found information about prediabetes which I am dangerously close to. Prediabetes starts at 100 so really I am including myself in this group. The good news is I can reverse this by getting healthy. My doctor also noted that my pulmonary function isn't as good as last year and she is going to retest me in December. The gauntlet has been laid...I need to make progress by my appointment in December since this could affect my job too.

This is the wake up call that I needed. I don't want to get diabetes like my mother has and my grandfather had. Time to turn this around!
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REVIVED 9/15/2012 9:51PM

    you got this done girl! For me the thing that has helped me be most successful has been to set small goals and focus on those. Things like, get at least 8 cups of water in every day, 5 fruits and veggies, track calories - even if i went over and do some kind of exercise 3 days a week, walking if nothing else. I found that I like to challenge myself and I like the feeling of being able to check off completing those things everyday. If I get too gung-ho, i end up just getting frustrated and giving up.

Also, I started educating myself about the food industry in this country. There's some really great documentaries out there like Food Matters, Food Inc., Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Once I started to realize what I was actually putting in my body and how it was affecting me (more like poisoning me), it made making good, healthy, clean choices soooooooo much easier!

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