Saturday, March 09, 2013
Saw the doctor on Thursday. She says my blood sugar is a little high and my potassium is a little low. She's giving me 6 months to fix it by diet or else I have to go on meds. I went on blood pressure meds when I was 36... I REALLY don't want to be on more!
She wants me to alternate the South Beach and Feel Good diets, two weeks each, then switch. Carbs just seem to go straight to my waist & hips, so these diets seem to be the best fit. My biggest problem is going to be... WILL POWER!! I love bread and pasta... This is going to be HARD.
But when I think about the benefits... I'll have more energy. I'll maybe be able to get off the meds. And best of all? I might LIVE LONGER to be around when my girls are older.
Of course it's WAY easier to put weight on than to take it off. If it were EASY to get get thin there wouldn't be any fat people.
I know I can do it - I just need to get the will power... and that's my biggest hurdle. It always has been. I need to remember what I'm doing this for - Myself and my kids. I want to be around for a long time, and if I don't get healthy I won't be. By facing that fact I think it will help me to stay on track.