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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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  • BABYBARNEY
    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
  • ARNETTELEE
    Happy sparking!
    1829 days ago
  • THEPATTYWAGON
    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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