Thursday, January 17, 2013
I just returned from a cruise and weathered Christmas with no excuses. 9 months ago, I just accepted that holidays meant weight gain but now, it's a fun excuse to buy new size 14 clothing and to put on my swimsuit.
I've had so much support from friends and family but there are those who just aren't happy about my changes. This weekend, I visited my sis in law for the first time since my diagnosis of diabetes that changed my life. I got out of the car and my bro in law was shocked...he hugged me and told me I looked fantastic. (From size 22 to 14 and from grey hair to red so the changes are pretty monumental) The neighbour was also outside and he also commented on how great I looked. I was excited to get inside to show my sis in law and I walked in the door with a huge smile to....crickets. Not a single comment about the changes. I was stunned. I didn't say anything for the first hour or so but then I asked what she thought of my new hair colour. "It looks good" was the reply.
After dinner, she offered me chocolates. I declined and noted she didn't seem happy.
My sis in law was a size zero. She had a quick metabolism and although she ate a lot of junk and large portions, she never gained a pound until menopause and then it caught up. She's still lovely but she's about a size...14. Her size seems to be I creasing as mine decreases and it seems to make her uncomfortable which is a shame.
Ah well, we can't change anyone but ourselves and I no longer let other people's opinion of me change my path :)
Also...I've begun to step down my insulin use.
My Endo advised me that if my BG is 5.5 or under before a meal, I'm not to take insulin. In 3 days, I've only had one shot. My numbers are so good that both my Endo and GP only need to see me twice a year and my Endo very sadly told me that if I continue like this, she won't need to see me at all.....I'll miss her :)