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.