Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I've been a member here for a few years, but I've always had trouble sticking to diets and exercise plans. I lose, I gain, I give up and try again later.
Recently I got the doctor's Or Else speech. Many of my numbers edged over the line, I started some meds, and this week I will have my first intro to Diabetes (I'm prediabetic) class.
So, I have to get up off my butt and actually do this.
Numbers out of whack:
A1C at 6.4 up from 4.5 in 2011
mild high blood pressure
I have Gout, heberdon's nodes indicating arthritis, restless leg, and mild apnea.
And, I'm about 100 pounds heavier than the doc wants me to ideally be. How'd that happen? I look at myself and don't see an extra 100. 50 maybe. Denial?
The doc said most of my conditions might be reversed or helped by diet and exercise. I've added veggies, but the exercise is hard. I'm tired and achy all the time, or brain-fogged and a bit lethargic.
I joined some other teams here and have told myself I must at least food journal here daily, if not do other things on site.
Hopefully, I can turn things around.