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I Did It!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

In December 2015, my Doctor told me my AC1 levels were elevated and I was pre-diabetic and she wanted to place me on medication. I declined. Instead, I made a bargain with her.

You see, through stress and sorrow, I had gained 23 pounds in 8 months during 2015. It was a lousy, very bad, no good year. emoticon However, before that in 2013-2014, I had loss over 60 pounds. I knew what caused the gain and I knew what I needed to do to lose the weight. So, December 27, 2015 I rejoined SparkPeople determined to reach my weight loss goal.

So, yes, I refused to take any new medication. Instead, I told her that I would lose 20 pounds before my next appointment in 6 months, June 2016. I told her that when I returned I would be 20 pounds lighter and she could retest me. I told her that I was not pre-diabetic before the weight gain and I believed my AC1 levels would go down when I lost the weight. She wasn't happy (actually she said I was difficult and stubborn emoticon ) but she agreed to try it my way.

My weight loss seemed slow to me but, little by little, 0.2 to 1.4 a week it came off. As of my weigh in this morning, I am down 20.4 pounds. emoticon

If you believe it you CAN achieve it. I can't wait to see her face when I step on that scale. I knew I could do it. Now she will too. emoticon

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    FANTASTIC! You are now on your way! you knew your body BETTER than your doctor...Way to go for being your own health advocate! emoticon
    1829 days ago
    Happy sparking!
    1829 days ago
    Good job! My AC1 went up so I gotta lose some before the dr. pus me on meds. Hoping the next report is better!
    1829 days ago
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