Hey, ya’ll!!! How’s it going, folks??? Another humpday is gone and this month is halfway over. I know everyone says it, but where does the time actually go??? I was in Walmart today and they have their Halloween stuff out and I thought to myself, it’s still 2 and a half months to go. I fully expect to see Christmas things out the next time I go, lol. Enough rambling, on to the subject at hand. I got back on track a little bit this week. Here’s the proof:
One of my clearer pics, btw. Anyhoo, there was a bit of loss this week. Back on track. I’m dropping the amount of stats I’m showing starting this week. I’ll just be showing the past couple of months each week (two or three months at a time). The list was getting a bit long. So here it is:
Monday 8-13-2018 152.0 -0.6 pounds Total loss 36.2 pounds
Monday 8-6-2018 152.6 +0.4 pounds Total loss 35.6 pounds
Monday 7-31-2018 152.2 -3.4 pounds Total loss 36 pounds
Monday 7-23-2018 155.6 -0.2 pounds Total loss 32.6 pounds
Monday 7-16-2018 155.8 -1.0 pounds Total loss 32.4 pounds
Monday 7-9-2018 156.8 -0.6 pounds Total loss 31.4 pounds
Monday 7-2-2018 157.4 -1.8 pounds Total loss 30.8 pounds
Monday 6-25-2018 159.2 -1.6 pounds Total loss 29 pounds
Monday 6-18-2018 160.8 -1.4 pounds Total loss 27.4 pounds
Monday 6-11-2018 162.2 -0.6 pounds Total loss 26 pounds
Monday 6-4-2018 162.8 -2.2 pounds Total loss 25.4 pounds
I still haven’t been able to walk very much. Not only are my toes bothering me, but that blister I got last week has been very sore too. But it’s getting better. I did a bit of walking today at Walmart and I’ll probably try to get back to the gym tomorrow. At least I can get on the bike if I can’t walk very much. Speaking of the gym, I joined another facility near here on Monday and had an assessment today. It was mostly a talk by one of the instructors there about some of the things their gym offers and his specialty—nutrition. I’ll be taking an orientation class there in the next few days and will hopefully learn some new machines and exercises I can use. They offer a bit more than the recreation center, which is located nearer to me, and I think I’ll like it fine there. Everyone I’ve met there is very enthusiastic and encouraging, so that may be the kick I need to get moving again.
I did see my doctor yesterday. She does think I have a nail fungus and took a nail clipping to send for a culture to see just what it is. The only problem??? It’ll take about 30 to 45 days to get the results on that. So I may be hurting for a while longer. Oh well, I’ll just have to suck it up, won’t I??? She gave me some great news though. She was looking back through my chart and told me I’ve lost 57 pounds in the past 16 months. That surprised me. In February 2017, my weight was up to 211. At the doctor’s office yesterday, I weighed in at 154. That was with athletic shoes and fully dressed. So that makes me super stoked to know I’m that much less today. And my A1c??? (That’s my average blood glucose reading for the past 3 months). It was 4.7. That’s getting on the low side. My doctor asked about my glucose readings lately and decided I could probably drop my insulin again. So I’m down to 12 units twice a day now. At the first of the year, I was taking 35 units twice a day. That’s about a 2/3 drop in insulin in 7 and a half months. She asked if I was trying to beat diabetes and that would suit me just fine. She also dropped one of my blood pressure medications by half.
It feels so good to know I’m doing such good things for my body and my health. It gives me the incentive to keep on doing what I’ve been doing and to do more. I’ve been trying to add more fruits and veggies to my diet each day. Some days I do great, other days, not so good. But I’ll keep trying. I stopped by Aldi yesterday and restocked my crisper drawer in the fridge. Now to just remember that I have all those goodies in there and get them out every day.
Have I been discouraged at any point along the way??? Of course I have. More than once or twice. It’s been really discouraging the past few weeks with my feet problems but I’m hoping they will heal up soon and I’ll be back on top of my game. And I know that I’ll be better in the long run and will hopefully get to live a longer life. I like being around my family and they mean so much to me. So I do this for myself—to be able to be around and love them for, hopefully, a long time to come.
I hope that everyone out there has a great rest of the week and a terrific weekend. I’ll talk to you next week. Take care, blessed be, hugs!!!