Tuesday, August 28, 2012
At the Beginning
I told you I was going to get a little vulnerable. What the scale says has always discouraged me. On this page, I'm going to share with you exactly what the scale says and what I read between the lines. I'm holding nothing back!!
September 2010 when I first started weighing myself on a regular basis, the scale read a whopping 224. Sadly, this wasn't my turn around point. I freaked at the number, but continued down the same path. Which brought me to the point I am today -- T2 Diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and on meds for all of the above. We all have to learn in our own time. Two years ago, seeing that number was not it for me. It was being sat down by my doctor saying, "Were you aware you were diabetic?" Not so much... and thus the change began.
When I was first diagnosed, my a1c levels (blood glucose) were at 8.4 - translated to around 200 if I would have been testing my sugars at that time. 100-140 is "normal" range. I changed my eating habits and counted every carb that went into my mouth. This is the honeymoon phase -- I wanted to do it right. I didn't want to mess up and make it worse. Three months later, my a1c dropped to 7.5. I thought I was doing phenomenally! My doctor was proud, yet gave me more to do...
Welcome to the journey ... of Losing Me!