It's Not Easy , but it's worth it
Sunday, October 25, 2020
I've been away from Spark for awhile. Coming back to refocus. It's interesting when I look at my history, the ups, the downs, the losses the gains. At 56 years old, and a type 2 diabetic, I've finally accepted this is my road. I'm always going to have to watch, I'm always going to need to navigate. I think for the longest time I thought there would be a finish line. That I would lose the weight, get my sugar in check and then I wouldn't need to do this anymore. Finally I'm accepting the fact that I will always need to navigate. Maybe more so at some times then others. I have gained and lost and gained so much weight I honestly couldn't tell you where I'm at. I can say this, my heighest weight was around 260-280, back in 2014 I got down to 184. Now I'm at 205, so that the short line of where I am weight wise. My A1C has gone from a 10 plus to a 5.4. I'm feeling great. However I'm still on meds, and still have about 50 plus pounds to lose. I'd like to lose the rest of the weight and come off my meds. Definate goals. My goal is to achieve this with a smart healthy consistent way of eating and living. Long gone for me are the days of crazy things to lose weight. The good news, I know what works, I know I need to stay low carb around 80 carbs be day, I know I need to eat clean, and stay away from processed junk. No magic there. I know that by tracking and logging testing my sugar etc. I'm on the slow and steady lane now. I've been at a plateau since June. While frustrating, I still need to solider on. I still need to eat healthy, make good choices and do the very best I can. Staying connected to those on the same road is so helpful. It's not always easy, but its worth it.