I haven't been quite so excited at the prospect of losing weight in my life. Ever. I've been struggling with my weight since I was a teenager. This new way of eating is the first time I've seen tangible results in both my weight loss and in how ... Read more
Well, it's been two full weeks now since I've made the transition to a mainly vegan diet. The first week and a half I did have to intersperse my eating with the last of the "bad" foods (yogurt, eggs), but those are completely gone now. I have ma... Read more
We have a diagnosis.
The diagnosis was confirmed via MRI (I'm told the only truly definitive diagnosis is through biopsy, and neither my doctor nor I are willing to go there just yet): I have a fatty liver.
I've done some research, and it appears I have Non-Alc... Read more
The players may have changed, but the game is still the same.
It's not my gallbladder. The ultrasound of my gallbladder showed no gallstones, no inflammation.
So we've got a bit of a mystery on our hands. The doctor is sending me for an MRI now because they saw some small lesions on my liver. *facepa... Read more
I got some pretty unexpected news yesterday. I have not been feeling the best the last couple of months, but it was nothing I could put my finger on. Yesterday, however, I felt poorly enough that I made an appointment to see the doctor (I'm sure... Read more
The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is this weekend. We're still heading out to the beach for the week, but we won't be doing the half. Reason? In addition to the plantar fasciitis problem, I discovered that I also strained my Achilles tendon on my ... Read more
Well, there's good news and bad news about our training for the half marathon.
Good news: After six weeks of no walking (yeah, our training has been erratic at best), we finally did a 9.75-mile walk yesterday.
Bad news: The (self-diag... Read more
Staring into the face of reality and VERY BAD THINGS
Well, it's been a month and change since I had my overuse injury. I've had a massage therapist who specializes in myofascial release work on me, and as of yesterday, we mutually decided it was just about healed. However, I have only worked out--... Read more
Ignoring the obvious
So I managed to give myself an overuse injury. I blame too much too fast (of the Zumba variety). Over the weekend, I had some of the worst muscle pain I've ever had in my life. I had the chest muscle pain I already discussed, but my left shoulde... Read more
Sometimes I get too gung-ho about certain things and overdo. The latest culprit? Zumba.
What has happened? Basically, I got the Total Body Transformation set for Christmas and have been doing it at least twice a week (I've been doing other... Read more
New year, new beginnings
This is the year that I'm done making excuses as to why I've failed in the past. I am the one in control of what I eat and how much I exercise. I am the one who can put down the cookies, cakes, and candy to get my lipid particle number under con... Read more
Back to square one
So back in September I went to the doctor for my three-month bloodwork. My numbers were all over the place. Two major things were apparent, however: 1) the Actos wasn't working, and 2) my lipid particle number was way up. So I'm now off all diab... Read more
I go to see my doctor next month. I'm getting fasting bloodwork again--need to see how the Actos is working. All I can say is, it'd better be some sort of miracle drug in terms of lowering my fasting insuling, because if it's not, there's no goo... Read more
I have turned things around in a way that I'm inordinately pleased with myself. I started on the Actos last Wednesday. My cravings for sugar have all but disappeared. I'm finding the energy to work out--I've worked out to Leslie Sansone DVDs thr... Read more
Results of the trip to the doctor
I went to the doctor last week and had some discussion about my bloodwork. Turns out my glucose levels are still fine--it's my triglycerides that are creeping up (due to the out-of-control ice-cream eating). Insulin is up a few points, too, but ... Read more
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