Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bet you Thought it was a Blip

Bet you thought since I haven't updated in a while that my trip to the Y was a one time thing.


I'm happy to report that I went five times this past week. And it's been 18 days since I've had fast food. And the past two days my blood sugars in the morning have been lower. I'm trying to stay away from sugar as much as possible.

I don't feel all that much better. Tomorrow morning at the Y I will weigh in. I hope that I have lost a couple more pounds...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Back at It

Yes, last October I fell apart. I was doing very well -- I think something like 7 or 8 weeks of going to the Y every morning and then it all fell apart. Major stress at our house was my excuse, though there is really no excuse...

But the past few weeks I have been taking some steps to head in the right direction. They are as follows:

1) Protein bars for breakfast. Just one Special K protein bar and I feel full enough to make it to lunch without needing to snack.

2) Requested a referral to have a lap band fill. A doctor in the Twin Cities has been located that I can go to. I have received the records. Now I just need to set up an x-ray appointment. I may even do that today. Once x-rays are taken they can set up an appointment to see if the band can be filled.

3) No fast food. It's been almost 2 weeks since I've had a bite of fast food (exception Subway -- one time).

4) Attempting to stay away from sugar. I'm trying to get my blood sugars down so that I don't have to start taking oral medication. I have three months to do so.

5) Back to the YMCA today for forty minutes of exercise. I wasn't moving very fast, but I was there. And while I was there I was able to see that I had lost 4 pounds in the last two weeks, so I'm encouraged.

I am trying to focus more on eating healthy, getting exercise, and lowering my blood sugars than on weight loss. I guess it seems to be working. Only 11 more pounds to lose and Bart has promised to join me at the YMCA....