I just can't believe it
Thursday, March 28, 2019
I began using SparkPeople in 2007. I am not a gym person and I have tried/used various programs over the years. sometimes I took everything very seriously. Other times I was so negligent.
I have had diabetes for about 20 years and mostly have managed it more or less OK. Then, maybe 2 yrs ago my Dr put me on Invokana because my morning readings were too high. At that time I was down maybe 25 lbs from when I started here. I don't really remember.
Anyway, the med made my weight start sliding downward. I was delighted!
I passed my first goal and continued losing, still not realizing WHY I was losing. I got careless with my diet...really careless. My HbA1c was climbing and finally I went to an endocrinologist (had gone to them before, but they kept moving, retiring etc...finally just stuck with my family dr..I really liked him! Then HIS office closed! ) Anyway, he had sent me to endocrinologist and I finally got there....long wait time for first appointment!
My HbA1c was now 14 and probably higher but that was as high as they can test for. UH OH! They took me off the Invokana and started me on a regimen of both fast acting and slow acting insulin. All that lovely weight loss was over...and the numbers began to climb.
Now, over a year later, I am off the fast acting insulin and on some other things. BUT over the last year my pounds lost were returning with a vengence...even the ones lost before the insulin. SO now I am right back where I started twelve years ago. That is SO
I have learned a lot over the last 12 years. I have poor self discipline in some areas and am really good at sticking to other things. SO today I invited a friend to SparkPeople...she has joined.
We both plan to tackle about the same amount of weight loss and I am hopeful we can support and encourage one another. I have made some lovely friends through SP and now am happy to share the whole experience with another friend as I start back at the beginning of this project. I just can't believe I am back at the beginning, but I know SO much more now!
PS, I have never left SparkPeople...rarely if ever missed a day.