Big goal reached...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I started back on Spark in April after my fasting blood sugar showed I was pre-diabetic. Today I went to my doctor's appointment and my fasting blood sugar was down to 94! Not pre-diabetic. Blood pressure 122 over 82. I told my doctor I thought I was doing pretty good for a fat little old lady! He laughed (he thinks I'm funny, which is one of the reasons why we get along...) and insisted I was neither old nor fat, although we both knew he was kinda lyin'; but the reality is I am a lot healthier than I really deserve to be.
I have not lost much weight (3 pounds) since I was last there, but I am not very surprised. I am feeling tighter and stronger and my clothes are loose. I am committed to going back to strict calorie counting once we get past Christmas; yes, I know, this is a bit of a cop-out, but I know I don't have the commitment right now. I am making ok food choices, keeping my exercise up (for me, at least 10K steps per day), and I don't expect I'll gain weight, but I know that I am on overload at work and home and will not stick to it right now.
I am worried about the dark cold months, but so far I am keeping my steps up. I hope that I will be able to get through to spring, glorious spring, when I can hike outside again!!
So I am ready for the holidays, in the sense that I have decided to coast. And I will do better in the New Year. But tonight I am reveling in the fact that I AM NOT PRE-DIABETIC ANYMORE!
Here is a nice photo of the park I often walk/hike in Thanksgiving week-end.