SOMOMOM's SparkPeople Blog SOMOMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happiness is an A1C of 5.3! I'm still here and losing if any of you have missed me. Okay, maybe losing is a bit of a stretch. I've been on a 4 month plateau, but have went down almost a full size in the past month! I've upped my calories and my exercise intensity per my wellness coach and this too shall pass. I haven't gained any, not even water weight, with Thanksgiving so that is a huge positive for me. It's in the 20's this morning, and this old gal is going to stick to her Nordic Track for a while--I'm getting ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:38:24 EST I'm still here! Long time no see, I know. I'm happy with readings from the doc last month, blood glucose was 77, BP was 110/70. He didn't even take my A1C level, said he would do that again in August since I was doing so well. My cholesterol had been on the high side of normal and it had dropped also, so he was fine with that for the first time in 0ver a year. He had been threatening prescriptions, and I kept putting him off, and it paid off! Persistence works, even if slowly. ha <BR> I miss all my ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:05:10 EST disappointment strikes I'm sooooo upset. After 6 months of NO sugar and very low carbs except for a couple "woops" and ONLY 2 "don't wanna hurt their feelings so I'll eat just one bite" my glycemic index rose from 5.7 (in May) to 6 this week. Doc put me on some very low grade medication for a trial run, and asked me to lose 5 more pounds. His wife is so funny, she said "she's already lost 46 and now you're telling her 5 more!" She's so supportive, love these two. I almost cried in his office. Guys, I've been... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:32:48 EST I did it!! I did it!! We went to 6 Flags this weekend and not only could I fit thru the turnstalls, the bars and seat belts on the rides all latched with ease! I had very little trouble keeping up with hubby and son---hubby has long legs and son was soooooo excited and went at almost a run!---and wasn't winded. We took our own lunch to the park and I made sure we ate healthily at the only 3 meals we ate out from Friday night thru Sunday morning. Thank you so much to all my SP friends for cheering me... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 20:28:01 EST Still here! Have finally hit a 42 lb. loss--I am so excited!!! Just 24 away from a MAJOR goal. I have to be really careful to get in all my calories this summer with all the fresh veggies around, can't BELIEVE I constantly am going under 1000 per day. That has slowed my weight loss down, but still exercising has kept me shrinking in size if not on the scale, thank the Lord for small (OK, huge) blessings. Work has been horrid and it's hard not to give in to the emotional eating side of myself, but so f... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:36:11 EST sigh Have been stuck at 28 pounds for over 3 weeks. O.M.G. I was so frustrated and disheartened, but kept walking and doing strength training as normal. Finally started tracking religiously again and guess what, was barely making 1000 calories a day. Some (okay most) were 800-900. Woops! So goes guessing. I increased calories and within 3 days had finally hit my 30, yay! I've been so busy the past couple of days, had trouble hitting them again. I MUST plan out menus and stick to them. Thi... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 00:38:01 EST Long time no write Hi there, hope this finds you feeling healthy and motivated. Been extremely busy at work and church and had family sickness (flu, bronchitis, etc.) so have been doing just the basics on SP. I'm starting a new streak tomorrow, going to exercise at least 10 minutes every morning and my son is going to track me on the calendar. It's so hard when I get home late, but you guys know all that sad story as well. The days are longer now (and warmer, yay!!) and I will be able to walk more now and I... Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:44:19 EST I'm back, I think! It's been so hectic at work finishing and distributing W2s and quarterly reports that I've neglected SP. Feeling it, too. It's funny how you get so connected to your friends on here and actually miss talking and sharing things with them. I think I've managed to lose one more pound (exercise has been neglected worse than SP) and am going to weigh again tomorrow to make sure it's really gone before I post. So far today (we're snowed in with about 4 inches and more still coming) I've done th... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 11:03:27 EST Thanks for the encouragement! Wow, I'm amazed at the encouragement I've received! Thank you all so much for your kind and uplifting comments. I weighed in this morning and have lost 1 pound of the 2 I gained, so am really happy with that. I did the first exercise of the booty camp (just for you, Alicia!!) today and WILL do today's and tomorrow's exercises tomorrow. I got home from work late and exhausted, did the steps and arm swings while I made potato soup from scratch. My little boy did some with me, so that was f... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 23:38:19 EST First blog entry, kinda nerve-wrackin' !! Okay, so here we are, the first couple days of the new year are history already. I've done well with nutrition and water, just exercise has seemed to elude me once again. However, I did sweep the snow off the entire sidewalk and stairs at church this morning. So, that should count for something, by golly! <em>198</em> I have to weigh on Thursday with my coach, I've been down 12 pounds but only down 10 now. (I refuse to admit I gained 2 lbs...) So, by Thursday I should be able to get th... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 23:54:55 EST