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!