Wednesday, September 14, 2011

O.C. Diabetic

I read something online recently that, according to my co-workers, accurately defines me: O.D. Diabetic. Obsessive-Compulsive Diabetic. Ok, I can roll with that.

When I went to the doctor the first time in May, my A1C was 11.3%; when I went at the beginning of the month of June it was 11% (dietary changes alone). Insurance won't cover an A1C test but every 3 months so at my most recent follow up appointment I couldn't have it measured. But by my own record keeping and averaging my A1C should be around 5.5%. Which is completely normal!!! :) YEAH ME!!!

I went back and read the last posting and those size 14 pants I was talking about? I'm wearing them RIGHT NOW! I've lost a total of 13 lbs since the first part of May. Just when you're feeling really good about a weight loss-just go try on some clothes and reality will slap you right back in the face! It's those "in between" stages where you don't know what size to pick off the shelf. Ugh! But I have done well with my diagnosis and most of the time if I limit my carbs to 1 or 2 per meal I can go without a shot.

I'm walking 6 miles a week...not a whole lot-but I am walking. I hit a plateau for about 4 or 5 weeks and never could lose any more weight. Someone told me, you need to eat a hamburger or some junk. HA! I thought that was nuts...but I did eat "not so healthy" about 2 days and low and behold I lost like 4 lbs? Of course I've returned to a more healthy menu but isn't that funny?

I am walking on October 8th in the StepOut for Diabetes walk at Samford. I have a goal to raise $1,001.00! So far, so good but if you're reading this and would like to make a tax deductible contribution please do so at: FISHER'S FIGHTERS I am sincerely grateful for any and all donations received--I will promise to walk with honor for those who have donated and for those family members who fight diabetes every day--including myself!