Monday, February 21, 2011

New diet plan

Get tooth pulled.  OUCH!  I don't see me eating much in the next couple of days!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another 2 pounds!

Yeah!  I've made it to 240.  That's 2 pounds a week for the last 4 weeks.  I don't feel hungry and I'm not denying myself anything - as evidenced by the Easter Cream Egg wrapper sitting next to me.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I now have another sty, in the same spot on the same eyelid.  This is either the 4th one since before Christmas, or the same one that has never completely cleared up.  They hurt like heck, my eyelid is swollen so my vision is off, and I'm getting headaches from it.

And it turns out the styes and other skin infections occur more frequently in people with diabetes, making me wonder, once again, if I've moved from pre-diabetic into actual diabetic.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Weigh in

Yeah!!!!  I lost another 2 pounds!!  I actually got in 2 exercise sessions this week.  1 with the new ankle weights and 1 30-minute dance session on the Wii.  I also have not been denying anything, as evidenced from the Cinnabon I had for breakfast yesterday.  As long as I keep the whole day around the 1500-1800 calorie mark AND I get in some exercise, I should continue to move in the right direction.  This means that I have lost 6 pounds since January.  Given the upheaval of January, I'm feeling pretty darn great about this!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weigh in and update

Weigh In:

WooHoo!  I lost 2 pounds this week, putting me at 244.  I'm still thinking in terms of losing 10  pounds at a time, instead of the horrible thought of having to lose 80 pounds (!). So my current goal is to get to 238, so only 6 more pounds to go.

Doctor Appointment update:

It's official.  I am pre-diabetic.  My blood sugar was 6.0.  Turns out anything over 5.6 when you are not diabetic and have been fasting is bad.  The Dr looked at my chart from when I was in the ER and they had a blood sugar of 6.6 at 5:30 AM, so another very high fasting level.

The only steps we are going to take for the next 6 months is to keep dieting, get exercising and be aware of what I am eating.  Then we will repeat a blood sugar test to see if it's come down.


I've been making good food choices this week! (as is evidenced by the 2 pound weight lose) I track my food and calories in Fitness Pal.  For me, this is key.  It lets me see how much I have had and makes me more conscious of portion sizes.  To help with this, we bought a new digital food scale.  Portion control is really my worst habit and one I'm trying to break. My goal is to stay under the 1800 calorie mark each day, and this week I have been closer to 1550.  And bonus:  I haven't felt hungry or deprived!


It's still not really happening. I'm walking more and taking the stairs, but I know that this isn't enough.  I haven't even done the Wii Dance game since we've been back from Ontario.  I just don't know how to get motivated to do more.  It seems counter-intuitive, but not having a car makes it hard to get out and get exercise.  By the time I get home from work at 17:30, it's too late to go to the gym/pool because it would take more then an hour of travel time on the bus.  I can't go anywhere before work for the same reason.  Saturdays are my day with Liam, and I'm going to try to see if he and I can start swimming together at least once a week.  And Sundays end up being cleaning days or just crash and relax days.  Why is it so hard to find a half hour 3 times a week to work out?  Maybe because I don't know how to work out or what I want to do.