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NSVs are AWESOME and exercise works

Friday, June 28, 2013

Okay, June has been a kind of sluggish month as far as scales are concerned - I know tomorrow and the 4th are still to be counted, but as of last week, I had only dropped .2 pounds. It is hard knowing how hard I have been working out and PLAYING at the pool and eating really healthy to ONLY lose .2 pounds. I know, I know, I still might lose more, but the scales just are being obnoxious. Well, I asked the trainer who does assessments if she could just check my BMI for me to see if at least THAT had improved. She agreed (assessments are only done every 3 months and I have scheduled mine for August 1). My BMI had dropped by nearly 2 more points AND . . . DRUM ROLL - for the first time in YEARS it showed a BODY FAT percentage other than ERROR (code for greater than 50%). It read 48.4 - that is LESS than 50%. I did the math and since I have the April reading, I checked back and took my weight in April and multiplied by 50% (lowest POSSIBLE to get the ERROR message) and then did the same for today - and I have lost 12.8 pounds (as of last week) and of that more than 10.3 of them were FAT - SERIOUSLY - just about ALL of the weight I am losing is FAT - that is SOOOOOOOOOOOO coool. Even if I don't lose any more weight immediately, the change in body composition is REALLY good.

I am also dealing with another REALLY positive in my health - my blood sugars have been a bit low at night and especially with my LONG pool time - even though I eat just before getting in the pool, again as soon as I get out, and then my dinner - my readings have been fine when I check both after the pool and before bed, but I wake and find it has dropped really low. Yesterday I decided to skip my insulin - reading this morning was 120 (a little high for me but not horrible), I skipped this morning and before dinner my reading was 111 - after dinner it was 135. I have called my doctor and on days when I spend so long at the pool, I am not going to take my insulin), on days when I am not working out so long, I will take it. We don't think it will be permanent because I won't have that long at the pool when school starts back up but for now we think it is a good way to approach this. I am really excited to see the possibility of getting off altogether as becoming a real possibility instead of a dream.

Overall - these NSVs seem to be pretty COOL to me - so scales - do what you like, but don't annoy me again or I will just have to go find some OTHER NSVs to celebrate - so there!

Everyone have a lovely, relaxed, and blessed night. I wish you all have the success and joy and happiness shower over and around you. Sleep the sleep of the innocent and awaken refreshed and renewed. (HUGS) to all.
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    1699 days ago
    This is such a fantastic report. The scale can be frustrating, but I think the other improvements far "outweigh" the small scale result. Being able to reduce medication is so fantastic and I am thrilled for you! The body fat measurement is awesome, too! You're doing great!
    1701 days ago
    Great News All Around Nancy! I am so happy for you. That is great!! You are very inspiring! Hugs, Jackie
    1701 days ago
    Great news and with your good attitude you will continue to succeed!
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    1701 days ago
  • KONRAD695
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    I think all of this is wonderful. Never had a sugar problems, so don't know the depth of what you're going through. I will say you're the first person I've read that reported exercising/dieting their way off of insulin. Heard it's possible, but never came across anyone who put in the work. So again-

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  • JILL313
    Hi Nancy, I'm sure by now you are sound asleep as it's 9:30 pm and you're either 2 or 3 hours later there, time wise. You're NSV are marvelous and reducing the amount of insulin you're taking is so awesome and your BS in the morning are "right on the money". Do you take an oral RX for diabetes as well? That's a dream of mine to be able to stay with a normal range as my BS seem to always be too high. Yesterday at the Dr. I realized I now was much more able to get up on the Exam table without extra help. It's used to scare the "dickens" out of me that I would fall while getting up there or on there so that's a NSV I'm really happy about. When does your school start up again? The Summer is whizzing by for me. Enjoy all your today's and tomorrows.

    Hugs & Love,

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    1701 days ago
    Nancy, both of those are great NSVs...especially the insulin one. Anytime we can reduce any medication, it's a wonderful sign that we are definitely doing something right!

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    1701 days ago
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