baby steps with determination
Friday, July 31, 2020
So, earlier this year, I was having vision problems and thought my new glasses Rx was messed up - got a free re-check and new lenses. SO....then the doc tried adding a 2nd thyroid med...then cut it in half when my levels were messed up....now she's removed that completely.....and I discovered that my fasting glucose is extremely high (just felt the urge to check it a few days ago and it was over 140....it *had* been hovering around 104, but that was also 20lbs ago). SO....because I have a hard enough time managing life with no thyroid, I decided I'd be damned if I had yet another health issue that I had to remember medication for. Of course, I might still need meds, but I started walking every morning (with an extra fan blowing on me), have increased my water intake, and have started altering what I eat in a day.
Since starting this...probably Tuesday or Wednesday...can't remember, I've already lost 1 pound. Now, some people wouldn't celebrate that, but considering I'm walking with knees that are crunching and a back that keeps trying to go out, I'm pretty impressed with myself. Was *not* happy about dinner tonight as I don't typically like beef ravioli, however, the cheese that I thought I had were no where to be found...so did beef ravioli Primavera...not as bad as I was expecting and I only had 6 instead of a full serving of 9, so....it's worth another try at some point in the future.
I am determined to do everything I can to get this extra weight off and keep it off because the thought of insulin shots freaks me the hell out....I can stick my finger just fine, but giving myself shots...nope, not gonna happen, sorry.....so, off I go to deal with domestic/household stuff, then some sewing until my hand (recent surgery) tells me to stop for the night, then working on some more meal plans for the next trip to the grocery store....phew!