I ate ice cream and pop after learning I was diabetic, and chips, and macaroni and cheese after learning I had a heart problem. Sounds suicidal, but finally realized that even after being diagnosed, I still couldn't avoid those foods, or crave them less. Why would I ? After all, I had these issues from overeating these foods.
If knowing the food was bad prevented us from eating it, we would all be skinny.I don't go to any parties for this reason, and avoid any food but real food, that is very low carb. Strict, but it works. Every time I eat anything diet, "low carb ", aspartame, sugar alcohol etc. I gain weight. Expecting someone to have a low carb party is unreasonable. Even on nights I play basketball, I go home, while my friends go out. If you go to a party, odds are 50/50, you will cheat. It is a choice you have to make.
Total switch on topic. I have been having shortness of breath for a week now. Not eating off plan, or high sodium, so I have no idea why. I am on the same dosage of meds since I was 280, so wondering if I need another drop in dosage, but finally scheduled a doctor visit for tomorrow morning. If they can't find out what is wrong, I will probably go to the E.R. tomorrow night. They can get bloodwork in a few hours, not 3 weeks, which is usually the problem.
I tend to end up at the hospital 2X a year now. When I was 350, they had me on 22 pills a day, and I went years between visits. Of course, they usually involved a week stay at the hospital, and now are just usually an overnight stay. Then they let me go, and I am fine. A tune-up.
This time, I have no idea why. I just want to feel good. It is very annoying. Is it too many heart meds lowering my heart rate, or too little of one pill, and an extra dose will correct the issue. I always feel a little stupid going in, and getting released the next day with a minor variance in pills. I don't want to spend another week short of breath though, and it seems to happen right after I take my pills.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4