Diabetes 8 wk Challenge Week One
Monday, July 22, 2013
Today I joined the Diabetes 8 wk challenge here. I am taking this seriously. I will succeed.
About a month ago I was told I probably have pre-diabetes when my A1C came back at 6.4 The last blood test I'd had was in late 2011, a fact my new PCM (military doc) got mad about. That A1C was normal. I have to have another test in September to get an official diagnosis.
They didn't give me a meter or a diet, but I'm using the tools here and will ask the doc for a meter even if I'm not officially diabetic. Because I can feel that coming.
I've been fat my whole life, with only a decade of relative thinness while I was in the service. Why am I still fat after all the decades of "dieting"? Probably because I haven't taken it seriously. When I did, at 17, I lost 40 pounds and got down to 128.
Now, it's much harder but as of this moment I am determined.