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Thursday
Oct112012

Scale Shock

This morning as I was getting ready for work I decided to step on the scale and see how the whole "Dukan" thing is going.

Since I started this thing I am at a total weight loss of 31.5 lbs.

Whoa.

My BG's have been amazingly good. A couple of lows with some unexpected exercise but other than that I have been pretty darm good. I feel great! Especially when I break in a new notch in my belt.

Still I am not making the time to exercise which I need. It is sporadic at best and I am not sure how to remedy it. The dance class fell apart because one week I was sick, then my wife was busy, and after that we just felt like we should wait and take the class at another time.

Some people asked me if I miss eating all the carbs I used to. Honestly, I don't. I mean I would love to eat a stack of french fries when I have a lettuce wrapped turkey burger but I don't miss it. It's more of the habit of it. A side salad foots the bill quite nicely and then I know what I am eating is doing me more good than harm.

For so long I focused on my taste buds and now that I am trying to eat healthier I am finding my taste buds are changing! I crave veggies which is nuts! But I love it.

The other part of my ability to stay on track with this diet is that I know it will not be forever. When I reach my goal weight (lots more to go) than I will introduce some of that stuff again but I am not really that excited about it.

For me it is about being healthy, living long, and feeling my best. It took a long time for me to understand that I needed to take care of my diabetes and now I am understanding how I need to take care in what I eat for my body's sake. 

I am a slow learner but I am finally figuring it out! 

Reader Comments (10)

George -
Keep up the great work & I am so proud of you!!!
Xo
Kelly K

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterk2

Holy smokes! Wow dude! That is GREAT!!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott K. Johnson

{Pats back, smiling} Way to go hermano :)

A long time ago, my old PCP told me something. She said if a t1D dropped the extra 15-20 lbs., that you have to exercise less to keep it off, and avoid the OMFG lows/potential caloric overtreatment spin cycle. In other words drop the weight 1st, exercise 2nd. Not sure I ever believed that but worth pondering...

Me? Diet Coke, stress and don't eat. Voila, 3 1/2 lbs. gone! :-P

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Nice job, G. :)

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerri.

Great! Good for you!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Great job. It really warms my heart to see diabetics achieving their weight and blood sugar goals. Often the two travel together. Keep it up. I think once we experience freedom from the carb craving cycle, we realize that it is so much better. Keep it up!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathan

Rock on George!

Am I even going to recognize you the next time I see you?!

October 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

You are inspiring!! Go George! Between this post and Bob's I feel compelled to do better today. Thank you.

October 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

wowee zowee! rock the eff on, dude!

October 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershannon

You totally rock, my friend!!

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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