"Am I Still A Couch Potato Or Have I Evolved into A Turtle Yet!"
Monday, March 29, 2010
I know my AIC results have come a long way. When I was first tested my A1C was around 8.5. It had come down in October to 6.0 and my good cholesterol was exactly what my doctor ordered. I was so excited I had lost 10 pounds just like now!
In December I just gave up altogether on everything and quit exercising and started eating everything I could get my hands on. I got really discouraged because the scales were not moving no matter how hard I tried. I exercised to the point that I had a torn ligament in my left foot. That had to be treated by a podiatrist. I had to wrap it for about 3 months everyday, and it really still hurts sometimes, but I have come to believe it is never going to get any better.
This is sort of like where I am at today. The doctor said that my results have went back up because I probably just gave up. He has been very encouraging and doesn't take no for an answer! He says I just need to try a little harder becuse he believes if I would get the weight off that the diabetes would probably go away. I have tried not to get too discouraged as before, and he is very helpful! He has talked to me about the lapband procedures and everything! I do not want this procedure because I feel as if I have enough problems from surgeries I have had before .
I have started exercising for longer periods of time. I have started back swimming, where I couldn't before because of my foot being bandaged. I couldn't get the bandages wet. I don't understand really the way my body is doing. I am trying so very hard to evolve from a couch potato to a turtle! I move more than I have been for years. I actually have got to the point where I crave exercise! I use to hate it with a passion! It is something that I look forward to. What I have noticed is I still weigh the same and measurements have not changed. My weight fluctuates back and forth now showing 1-2 pound gain and then it drops back down to the same thing but never goes down any further!!!!
My body looks a lot firmer though. The skin that use to hang loose on parts of my body like my arms and legs is really beginning to tighten and I am beginning to notice muscle developing. My clothes fit differently.
People comment to me that they can tell I have lost weight! I went to my water aerobic class today one of my friends from there had not seen me since last year she said "April ,You have lost so much weight your legs are nothing like they used to be." I told her that I haven't lost any weight and she said with a puzzled look "Are you sure?" So I don't know what is going on with me? Sorry this is so long b-u-t