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.
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...