Saturday, October 13, 2007

i've lost weight!

I haven't been able to mention it lately, because so much has been going on, but I have lost 30 lbs. in the last few months.  That's not bad.  And I have done it pretty comfortably too.  Perhaps I will do another entry letting you all know how.  
I've done it the way my Diabetes Educator, Diane, explained it to me.  I have a fantastic physician who treats my diabetes, who sent me to her.  In the past, I had another Diabetes Educator.  I made NO progress.  But with Diane it is different.  She is terrific!  She has shown me a new way of eating.
If you all remember, I also visited the diabetic nurse, who showed me how to give myself insulin shots.  Now John gives them to me most of the time, LOL, even though I can do it.  I really do hate them, and I am the world's BIGGEST baby.  They HURT.  LOL.  Especially in the arm.  And my stomach is all bruised up.  Sheesh I am a baby, LOL.  After all he has been through, and I say ouch when he does it.  He says it makes him feel bad, because he doesn't want to hurt me.  I better cut it out.  
So anyway, I am doing very well!  I have lost weight.  I was on two oral medications and the insulin.  Well a couple of weeks ago, I got to come off one of the medications!  It is because of the weight loss.  I was talking to another diabetes educator on the phone, who said at my next appointment (in about a week) I will probably have my insulin lowered this time!  And it will continue to be lowered probably.  Especially since she wants me to start exercising.
She suggests I do water aerobics at the local Y.  She says that encompasses both aerobics and strength training, because there is resistance when you are in water and you are pushing against it.  I never thought about that.  I guess that would speed up weight loss.  I guess it can't hurt to try it.  So I am going to join the YMCA.  
I hope I continue to lessen the need for insulin, and can eventually get off of it.  I can't wait to see if I lose more weight.
I'm excited.
Oh, I forgot to mention.  John and I are going to Hershey tomorrow.  We will be staying at Hope Lodge.  It is just a routine check up and tests.  I really think he is doing well, all things considered.  Not perfect, but pretty well.  So we should be back most likely by Monday night.  I am not sure if you will see any entries from me while we're away.  It depends on if anybody will be hogging the computer at Hope Lodge, LOL.  They should know by now that it's MY computer, LOL...



  1. I'm proud of you darlin' and you too take care. tammy

  2. Good to hear about the weight loss.  And what is it about going to Hershey for your tests and checkup right down the block from the Hershey candy operation?  What a temptation for a diabetic.  Take care.


  3. Hi Krissy! Congrats to you on the weight loss!! That's a LOT of weight. Go pick up 3 10lb sacks of potatoes and you'll see how heavy that is. It makes a difference!
    I'm proud of you.
    Have a safe trip to Hershey.

  4. I am glad that you were able to loose the weight. I need to do that also. I hope things go ok with John on his checkup and tests. Helen

  5. That's wonderful Krissy.  30lbs is a lot of weight to lose.


  6. Wow that's a great weight loss!!
    Linda :)

  7. sugarsweet05610/13/2007 6:47 PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! Glad you are doing well.
    Hugs & prayers,

  8. cacklinrosie10110/13/2007 7:37 PM

    WTG, Krissy!  My mother is a diabetic.  The more weight you lose, the less medication and insulin you'll need.  I would hate to give myself shots.  I don't blame you one bit.  Hope all goes well at Hershey.  Love ya, Chris

  9. Congratulations on your weight loss.  The diabetic diet is one of the healthiest, nutrionally balanced ways of eating that there is.  -  Barbara

  10. Good for you - that is so great.  I don't have diabetes, but I'd love to get rid of 30 pounds.  Over the last 12 years I've but on that much.  I blame it all on no exercise as I really eat half what I used to.  Have a safe trip to Hershy and let us all know how things went.  'On Ya' - ma

  11. this is all wonderful news, congrats. yea they better not be hogging your computer at Hope Lodge, lol. Have a safe trip to Hershey. (((((((Hugs))))))))

  12. Krissy!  Congratulations on your weight loss!! That's GREAT!  It's good for a girl's ego, but more importantly good for your health!  Yay, Krissy. Way to go!  I NEED a diet buddy.  I just want to lose some extra weight I have gained; I am not medically obese or have never been told to lose weigh.  I just want my clothes to fit.   So, it's a minor thing with me, but I still need a diet buddy.  At least, can I can I on you for support?  I use to be a fitness fanatic, & I studied nutrician in college so I know all the right ways to eat...NOW just to do it!  Glad you told me you were going to Hershey so I don't WORRY.  Good luck!  Keep in touch.  Write when you get back.  I AM going to call you then, REALLY.  Dave is haing a knee replacement surgery 11--05-07.  He really needs it.  Talk to you later, girlfriend.  Love you! Merry

  13. hugsdoodlewacky10/13/2007 10:16 PM

    ((((((((((((((((((KRISSY)))))))))))))))))))))))))ongrats on loosing the weight.I am glad you have good Doctors to help you.Have a ncie night.

  14. wtg on your weight loss!


  15. mztishgray072610/13/2007 11:05 PM

    That is great that you lost way WTG.  I go to Arthritis Swimming Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays it is great.  It has helped my legs out a bunch.  One Question though did you decide to start eating healthy because of the Diabetes?  I am a diabetic also and I don't do so well with it.  No resolve.  No willingness.  Hugs.  Tish G.

  16. Hey Krissy -

    I haven't checked in on you guys in a while. I was curious how you and John were doing.  Congrats on the new apartment and the weight loss!  


  17. 30 lbs????  THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!  Congratulations on coming off some of the meds too!!

    Water aerobics is really's one of my favorite ways to exercise!!!


  18. Wow, good for you!  I need to get back to Curves AND watch the way I eat.  I lost inches by going to Curves but only a couple pounds.  But I haven't changed my eating habits...that's where the changes needs to come.  Great job.  Linda in Washington state

  19. Wow 30 LBS that great!
    good luck to you and John

  20. WOW thats great krissi.Quick tell me how,I neeed to lose some.I don't know where it comes from.I eat little and am always on th ego.I too wouldn't like to have to do my own injections.Though having injections doesn't bother me .So happy you have someone you like in Diane.It helps plenty.Yes swimming is th ebest exersoce one can do.Hope all goes well at Hershey.Put a reserved sign on the pooter there. Haaaaaa.Take Care God Bless Kath

  21. That's really good news Krissy and the weight loss will make you feel better in yourself. Well done, keep up the good work; tell John I will be visiting him soon - am all behind like a cows tail, with journal reading lol.
    Love & hugs
    Sylvia xx

  22. Good news!  So happy you're inspired to keep going.  
    Good luck John at your check up!

  23. I know Hershey Med....I've been there a few times....June:)

  24. Krissy, I am SO PROUD of you for losing 30 pounds!!  So is my John!  You go girl!!  It's time to take care of you, says John...  He was reading this with me.  LOL  So DO take care of you!!  AWESOME!!  You can do it!!  Love, Val and John xox

  25. nightmaremom10/14/2007 3:58 PM

    YEAH!!  That is awesome news!

  26. To bad Nicci doesn't have an appt in Hershey tomorrow we could meet!  Oh well.  Maybe another time.  Congrats on the weight loss.  

  27. midwestvintage10/14/2007 4:49 PM

    WTG on the weight loss, you will love water aerobics, they are so fun.


  28. I'm proud of you, Honey.  You are doing a great job.

  29. xxroxymamaxx10/14/2007 9:47 PM

    Hi Krissy.  I'm glad to hear you are doing well and lost weight!  That's wonderful.  You seem very motivated. : )  good luck at Hershey!  love, Shelly

  30. princesssaurora10/15/2007 12:13 AM

    I hope it all goes well at the Lodge!  And that is wonderful news about the weight loss and how good it is for your diabetes!  Great news!

    be well,

  31. deshelestraci10/15/2007 8:56 AM

    Good for you!  I had gestational diabetes.  My shots didn't hurt and I gave them to myself.  But everyone has a different pain level.  So glad to hear about the weight loss and the meds reduction!

  32. that's is great news!
    Gem :-)

  33.     Congrats on the weight loss! Stay with it.

  34. Well done, Krissy!

  35. Great news about the weight loss. I found some of it.:(


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