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Neat morning...

I pulled out my trusty weight loss journal this morning and learned some neat stats.

lost 10 lbs since I last entered my stats about 6 weeks ago, and that was with going on vacation in the middle. Since I found out about the diabetes and began the diet, three months ago, I've dropped 5 1/2 inches off my waist, 5 inches off my hips, 3 inches off my bust.  No wonder my old pants don't fit.

Today, I went through some stored clothes and pulled out things I had to put away once I discovered writing and sitting on my butt reading old fics all day long.  I can wear a whole lot of them now, which pleases me a lot. Almost as fun as buying new clothes!


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knittingknots
Aug. 13th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Low carb, while making sure I don't eat over 1500 cals a day or eat too much fat. Most of my carbs are from veggies, too, like spinach and green beans, sweet peppers and california type avocados and tomatoes and stuff like that. I use low carb tortillas as bread, or the high fiber Wasa crackers, or a light brownrice gluten free bread (I have no problem with gluten, I use this for it's low carb count) and for treats(or to bump up the calories if I'm low, or as meal replacements) eat the bars made by Atkins.

I have high incentive...I popped diabetic, and if my blood sugars are over 120 2 hours after I eat, I go out and walk and won't eat that food combination again. So that keeps me honest.
landofthekwt
Aug. 13th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Huzzah
knittingknots
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Thanks!
eggplantlady
Aug. 13th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you're making progress. :D
knittingknots
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
I really am. Thanks!
luxken27
Aug. 14th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Congrats!! It's always a great feeling when you fit into old clothes again ~ that's been more than enough incentive for me to keep going with my routines.
knittingknots
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
You know it. Once I had discovered IY, I sort of got glued to my chair...I've lost over half what that discovery put on me. Now to get the rest of it, and more.
takadai_no_tora
Aug. 14th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
Congrats on making and sticking to the changes. Ten pounds in six weeks is a great rate of loss, particularly since you're diabetic and have another whole set of things to keep in balance.
Keeping a weight journal really, REALLY helps. I set mine up as a spreadsheet; entered my weight daily then figured the average for each week and subtracted each week's average from the week before. For me, doing it that way kept me from over-reacting to daily fluctuations. I also tracked pounds lost from my starting weight the first week of every month and it was very cool watching that number go up and up.
knittingknots
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Luckily, I have responded well to a minimal dose of Glucophage and a diet & activity change. This last year was a tough one. Started off with an endometrial tumor & surgery, then a few months later I had rotator cuff surgery & rehab, and found out I had gotten diabetic. But we caught the diabetes not long after I crossed the threshold for that. I've dropped close to 35 lbs since my weight peak after Christmas, and I've been able to keep my blood sugars in the high normal to prediabetic levels since about two weeks after diagnosis.

Did a radical diet change, let me tell you. But I feel much, much better.
kiramaru7
Aug. 14th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
That's awesome!! *huggles*
knittingknots
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Huggles back, and thanks!
kiramaru7
Aug. 14th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
You're welcome! *more huggles*
banana_cave
Aug. 18th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Congrats!
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