O. J. was finally convicted of a crime!
The Democrats won both houses of the legislature!
Obama is our next President!
I've decluttered and organized almost 3/7 of my house!!
AND NOW ... get ready!
I've lost 3 lbs! But even better than that - ta, da! (drum roll) ... all my numbers were the best they've ever been since I started seeing my internist four or five years ago. So good, in fact, that he took me off my diabetes medication Januvia because my A1c number has been below 6 for over a year. Now I'll be regulating it completely with diet and exercise, which means, of course, that I will HAVE to exercise. It's back to the gym for me and outside to walk when the weather is good. I still have some of the pills, which I'll continue to take for a few weeks until they are gone. This gives me a certain time period in which to lose weight or else.
Get this, my A1c was 5, which is normal for a non-diabetic person. I've never had high cholesterol, but that was 151. My triglycerides have been high but were 113 and down a lot from three months ago! Glucose 100 and insulin 20.5, both way down from last time. Dr. Ross said he didn't know what I'd been doing but to keep on with it. I also don't know what I've been doing but have been trying to figure it out. I know exactly what I did before to elevate all the numbers.
I have been eating small meals more frequently the way "they" tell us to but had eaten many wonderfully decadent candies I ordered from my drug dealer River Street Sweets. They are made with real butter, cream, pecans, and all kinds of natural ingredients and not a bunch of unpronouncible chemicals. The pralines (original and chocolate) are rich and very sweet. The bear claws (which are really turtles with big pecan pieces, caramel, and chocolate) are heavenly. They also have chocolate-covered, glazed, and spiced pecans. I know! I've enjoyed most of their treats. So I think I've been careful about what I ate in order for those not to affect my blood sugar. Apparently it worked, but I will not order any more of them until I've lost enough weight. Then I might not want them. (yeah, right! but I guess it's possible since that's happened before)
Eating smaller portions and more balanced meals is probably the main reason for this progress. Having more frequent meals keeps my blood sugar regulated and prevents cravings. I can probably keep eating the way I have been with obvious modifications. That leaves exercise (sigh). So I guess I'd better get out my camera and take a picture of where I'm walking (well, it will be the gym, so I will have to do something like Jimbo plans and take a picture of some place along the way or some scenery in there - heh). Anyway, I thought I'd have a bad report even though when I've checked with the meter, my readings have been good. I'm excited and proud and motivated to do better and better.
David, you didn't have the Friday weigh-in day yesterday. I understand since I haven't posted anything about my progress. I'm going to buy some new scales and calibrate them with the ones at my doctor's office and will also weigh on Fridays. Damn, this is hard, isn't it? We can do it. I have to.
I'm feeling really good again and enjoyed the sun while it lasted. It's been raining again today. OK, I will go back to the gym. When? Soon. I will. Paige will make me do it. Tina and I are on the Drinking Buddy System, as Brian calls it, and enable each other. Not Paige ... or Jackie, but she isn't here right now. So I will go back.
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