Over the last year I've lost about 60 pounds, 20+ of which has been since Mid-March when I got the ol' diabetes confirmation. :) All of this was strictly due to changing my eating habits. Since March, my bad cholesterol has dropped over 35 points and my A1c went from 10.6 to 6.1 (almost within normal range)... yeay! My doctor kinda geeked-out on me, he's so thrilled with my progress.
I've never eaten so healthy... it really pisses me off that I didn't start all of this sooner. Not that my genetics would've won in the end anyways since both of my parents are diabetic, but I TOTALLY could have staved it off longer had I been smart about it. What really sucks is that I have to constantly be aware of everything I eat, how many carbs & calories are in it, eat certain amounts of protein & fiber, eat "so many" hours apart, never skip a meal, blah... blah... blah. There was a reason why I didn't diet before...
And not in a good way ;)
Daily finger-pricking to check blood sugar levels, not to mention the whole medication ritual.
I actually had to get one of those 7-day multi-divided pillboxes...
I am officially an old lady.
I have been going to the gym every day though, except Sundays, for the past few weeks. Starting super slow... just brisk walking on the treadmill and the elliptical for an hour, and some very light strength training a few times. And I'm gonna say it... I wish I could wear compression shorts & shirts all day, every day :) They are so compfy (once you win the battle of getting them on) and they hold everything in... way better than Spanx... just sayin'.
Oh gawd... what a whiner. Sorry folks, but sometimes you've just gotta vent.
Now if I could just get out of this rut and get creative... my studio table is soooooooo close, yet so far away...