Ahh, it's Monday again. I gained AGAIN this week. Sigh. But it's ok, because I've had a few awesome non-scale victories. I saw the endocrinologist last week, and in 60 days I've lowered my A1C from 13.6 to 8.3. A1C is a 90 day average of yo... Read more
I am not enjoying the insulin weight gain, but I am still here. I did some reading with Dr. Internet this week -- as you get your blood sugars under control, you are actually USING the carbs you consume, or storing them as fat. Sigh. It's a t... Read more
I had an appointment this morning with the periodontist for a cleaning. For the past few years I've had some issues with my gums that require deep cleaning, and I don't tolerate that well so they give me drugs to get me through it.
Today h... Read more
Good morning to me! I know some of you read this, but I really write this for me most of the time.
I am plugging along. Weight is still climbing, despite being careful with my food intake. Weight gain can happen with insulin, and I am th... Read more
I think I'm in a funk. It's not depression per se, because I am still functioning. But I'm no longer doing well with exercise, and not that great with eating either. Who would have thought vacation could do this?
Vacation may not be it... Read more
Wow, what a 24 hours. I have been fighting my weight and my health habits all week. My weight is up AGAIN and I am watching the calendar with a fearful eye towards Saturday weigh in. I can gain 4 lbs overnight in a snap, but losing any overni... Read more
Today I've been married 21 years. It hasn't been a super easy road, as my husband suffers from bipolar and depression, but we've made a good life. We have two wonderful sons, and we are committed to our family.
I continue along in the 5% ... Read more
Just finished a lovely week visiting colleges and sightseeing with my son. We had a great week! I did a TON of walking.
And then... I realized I had missed tracking my nutrition one day -- my streak was at 99 days. I'm at two now. An... Read more
I feel bad that I fell off the blog wagon. It has been a busy busy time (when isn't) and I just haven't made time.
I had to go to walk in clinic at the doctor's office this morning -- I have a bad rash starting at both elbows and spreading... Read more
Yesterday I got off work at 4pm, and looked at the clock and thought "hmm, two hours until the group walk tonight". I knew I would feel better for going, but I also had no momentum to get off the couch.
But I did. And I am so glad I did. ... Read more
Today's title is the name of the beginner's 5K training program that started last night. On 5/13 I will be walking my first 5K! I've already found one buddy who assures me she will be WALKING it too. We do our first group exercise Wednesda... Read more
It's a huge motivator when you build a little momentum. Some days I think "I really don't want to walk today..." but I do it anyways. And I feel better. And that motivates me. I can tell I am on a wave of momentum lately.
This morning I... Read more
Thanks to all who have left comments on yesterday's blog. It means a lot and is very motivational to me.
I did make it to the gym yesterday, and I listened to my body. I did 5 minutes on the recumbent bike instead of the normal 10, and I ... Read more