Hi y’all! Today I had to take one more trip to finish my job training. I was glad this was over with today. I will be able to get on a normal work schedule that will not drive me mad. I had to walk after I got home. It was 85 degrees and we walked 40 minutes for 2.13 miles. I had the sweat pouring but I got it done! You remember that hill I was talking about that I always take a break on? I took a 3 second, count it 3 second pause today. It did’t even count as a break! I don’t know if I have gotten that much better at the hill or was just hot I think it was both. Still using the hand weights too. All in all it was a good walk. I powered up the last 2 hills like there was no tomorrow.
I had to stop at the Dr today to pick up my prescription so I weighted myself. I am down 3 more pounds for a total of 24 since this started 10 weeks ago. Yay! I know that don’t seem like much butt I am losing a pound a week which is what they recommend–1 or 2 a week! Clothes are still fitting good. I put on a pair of capris I could not fit in a few months ago. Tshirts too. I am having no issues walking and the hills are getting easier. I am so thankful for the changes. And it isn’t always about how much weight you are losing. It is also about how better you feel and stuff like that. I am getting there! This week and last week have been hard because I have not been home much. But after this week I am going to tighten the carbs again and cut some portions down too. That will help along with the walking. The key is consistency and I see that now. And also the fact that I had some dumplings and some cake is irrelevant. You have to have some of the things you like occasionally because if you can’t then what is the point? It also cuts cravings so you don’t eat a whole cake or a whole pot of dumplings the next time you come in contact with them.
Ok so the main reason for all of these changes, which I haven’t really gone into and if I have, forgive me, is hyperglycemia. That translates into high blood sugar. It isn’t diabetes, but if it isn’t gotten under control it will turn into this. It is also known as pre-diabetes. I decided to test my fasting sugar and other times of the day to see how things affect me. I asked the nurse today what it needed to be and 120 or less on fasting is good. I usually am under that. If I go by the book it needs to be under 110. I will defeat this. I will be healthy and a side effect of this will be looking cute after it is all said and done.
I need to catch up on my 30 day challenge. I forgot to put it in last time and my daughter reminded me of it. Here goes:
Day 2–Talk about your piercings or tattoos if you have any. I have three holes on the left, three on the right and one up at the top on my left so I have 7 holes in my ears. I only wear the one on the top of the left ear. I try to wear the others but the thing is even if I wear sensitive earrings my ears still turn red and break out I am not sure what the deal is but I hope to find some soon that won’t irritate me so much.
Day 3–My favorite television program Oh boy. Here we go. It will for sure have to be programS. Ok, I will start with my two favorites. Impractical Jokers. I love to laugh. This show seriously puts me to the point where I cannot breathe watching it. That is all they needed to win my heart. Idiotest. I love a show that is hilarious and makes me think. And who don’t love Ben Gleib? NCIS, Major Crimes, Rizzoli and Isles, Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, Bizarre Foods, Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory, Mom, The Odd Couple, you know, things that mostly make me laugh. There are others but my brain is stalling.
And again for Twitter. I tweeted to Idiotest and they favorited my tweet! I love it! I love it because they take the time to acknowledge their fans. How awesome is that!
Seriously, how cool is this? I love it!
This is about all I have for now. I have some stuff coming up tomorrow that I would like for whoever reads this to say a prayer for us. God will know the need. Thank you! Have a great night y’all!