Friday, October 02, 2009

Weight Loss

Well, the fat, old lady who is too sick to exercise has managed to lose 37 pounds since the first of the year.

I was messing around with dieting after New Year’s as I was finally disgusted enough with my weight to try and do something about it. Then, in April, I found out that my blood sugar was over 400!! Yikes!! Time to get serious!

So, I went online (of course!) and did some reading at the American Diabetes Association website on limiting my carbohydrates so as to lower my blood sugar.

According to the ADA, the most carbs I should eat in a meal is 60 with one 30-carb snack per day. That’s 210 carbs per day. I probably don’t spread them out like I’m supposed to but since I never seem to get even close to my limit, I guess it doesn’t matter all that much

My blood sugar is down in the 150 to 175 range most days and I’VE LOST 37 POUNDS!!!


I’ve had to go through my closet and put away clothes that are too big. That’s fun! Since I don’t work, I didn’t have all that much, just a few nice tops, but I also took the opportunity to put away the work clothes I no longer need. Space Bags work well.

I’m so overly warm most of the time so I also put away most of my sweaters. I used to be a real ‘freeze-baby’ so I had a lot of sweaters. Now, I have lots of closet space. And, I can wear clothes I haven’t been able to wear for 2 years!!! Yea!!

And if I need any of the work clothes or sweaters, I just open up the bag, take out what I need and reseal and re-suck. The bags are under the bed. Unlike cardboard boxes, clothes won’t get mildewed or dusty. Wrinkled, oh, yeah, but I should not have to worry about moisture. Or cats. Cats like to pee in boxes. That really ruins things!!

In addition, I think I’ve finally gotten all the Coreg out of my body. Coreg is a beta-blocker. Three years ago, when I was dying, my cardiologist suggested that Coreg might help. Since I was dying, I agreed to take this drug again. The first time I was on it, I gained 65 pounds. This time, I was on it for 2 months and gained 25 pounds. I stopped the drug when this happened. I’ve got enough problems without weighing over 300 pounds. You gain weight at that rate and 300 happens real fast!

My daughter proclaimed getting the Coreg out of my system as cheating as she can’t replicate it to help her lose weight. I suggested that she could count carbs like I’m doing and that would probably help her. She’s exercising every other day, walking miles or biking same. She’s saving the stationary bike for snowy days. She prefers to be outside. Me, I like staying where I’m comfortable.

I was doing pretty good about getting on the exer-cycle every day until we went on vacation in July. So far, I haven’t gotten back into the habit. I need to work on that!! My legs were getting quite nice!

Well, enough about weight and dieting. I guess my message is, if you need to lose weight, count carbs. It works!!

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