So far, so good. I’m official down 11 pounds in a month.I’m pretty tall, so my goal is to reach 170. I’ve been on a roll. Every Saturday, I plan out my meals down to the almond. Sunday, I do the grocery shopping. Somehow I’ve even lowered my grocery expenditure. I spend, on average $100/week to feed 2 adults and a toddler.
I have been trying out different exercises. I just found a 30 day yoga program I started last Friday. I can see the changes in my body, and feel the muscle slowly building.
To top it off, as of yesterday, I am off of my insulin. My blood sugar was 80 without taking any! I am still on 1000 mg of Glucophage BID, but that is minor in comparison to where I was a month ago. Three weeks ago my A1C was 13. Two weeks ago it was already down to 10. I see my endocrinologist again tomorrow to evaluate where he thinks I stand.
My cholesterol was high three weeks ago. My PCP wants me to start medication for it, but I am still nursing my son and can’t take it unless I stop, (and he will throw one big fit if he even thinks I am considering that). I want to give my body another month, recheck it to see if my cholesterol improves like I have read it should when eating Keto-style.
Now for the bad news. 😦
Saturday I was carrying my son downstairs. Three steps down, the board popped up and the carpet (which was attached to each stair individually) just pulled right up along with it. Apparently the town-home owners felt one nail was enough to secure the step. I pulled my son to my chest and held him as safely as I could and let my body take the brunt of the fall — fifteen stairs all the way down on my back. I had to call my husband home from work and go to the hospital. I am still bumped and bruised; not to mention, I hurt like crazy. Thank goodness my son was just fine the way I protected him!
Anyway… the point is… no more 30-day yoga until I am feeling a LOT better. I can barely move enough to take care of my son during the day. My husband has been wonderful picking up cooking duties for me. I may look into some arm exercises with easy 2 lb. weights in the next day or two if the doctor thinks it won’t irritate my situation.