Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wow. Have I really lost 18 pounds in 14 months?? YES! I just realized my BMI has finally dropped out of Obese and into the Overweight category. That is pretty amazing right there.
It's been a really tough year, one I haven't wanted to talk about very much. Family illness and my own illness leaving me pretty drained and without energy much of the time. Been in and out of emergency rooms on both counts way too many times. But somewhere in there I kept working. Things went back and forth for a while, and I would cheer at the losses and feel discouraged at the gains.
One snafu that actually worked in my favor, a new medicine (Alvesco steroid inhaler) I had to take suddenly jumped my A1c from a 6 to a 9, and my BG from around 120-145 to 385! The result was that I got put on a diabetes medication, Metformin, which leveled the BG's and A1c back to a manageable level. Also got assigned a personal nutritionist who helped me correct some of my errors in diet theory. A1c is now at a 7, so not all the way back, but better. The inhaler still kicks my BG up though. I told my allergist about the continuing issue and his response was "Well don't take it before your testing your blood sugars." ROFL. This is basically like the old joke: Doctor it hurts when I do this! (Doctor) Well don't do that!
Actually he is a great allergist and has literally saved my life.
I am very perplexed though, as to why my waistline hasn't changed size according to the measuring tape. My belt certainly shows progress, going from hole number 2 to hole number 4, and my size 40 jeans are way too big, even the 38's are getting baggy on me. Shrug. That muffin top belly just refuses to budge much.
Anyway, still here, still plugging away, and though my body doesn't tolerate much in the way of traditional exercise, I try to stay active in one way or the other.
Carry On and Keep Working At It!