Jun 20, 2013
. . .at least I am back moving in the right direction, yay! Maybe not as fast as I would like, you know, like how I want to wake up 30 pounds thinner?!?!?!?
I am actually seeing a counselor/Psychologist now which I have never done before for some behavior modification and body dysmorphia issues. I want to make sure I don't slide back into any bad habits, it's too easy to do and I want to figure out WHY I have done it so many times in the past, is it just habit or is there more to it than that? Also, if I am wearing a size 11 jean in Juniors, why, when I look in the mirror do I see size 24 me still? I know that will come with time but I figure a little professional help can't hurt :)
I also saw a new Dietitian who I really liked and basically she said I am not losing well at this point because I am just not getting in enough protein for what my body needs even to function normally on a daily basis, forget what it needs on the days I exercise.
So, my "homework" between now and when I see her again in August is to focus on getting in a minimum of 80 grams of protein a day, and about 1000 calories the days I don't exercise, 1100-1200 calories the days I just do cardio, and definitely 1200 calories of mostly lean protein on the days I do 2 hrs at the gym, which is an hour of weights and an hr of cardio. She also said I need to be doing cardio at least 6 days a week, an hour a day at this point to really get the fat moving . . . .blech!!!! Sooooo not what I wanted to hear lol. . .I know this, but not what I wanted to hear :P. . . its the same thing my trainer and Endocrinologist said, so its not like it was a surprise. At least the advice that I am getting from the three of them is all consistent at this point, and I am pretty happy now with the 3 of them, so that is a plus.
My hemoglobin A1c is now in the normal range at 6.3%, WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO, so, we will see what the Endocrinologist says in July when I go back. Unfortunately the meds that I am on for my arthritis and diabetic neuropathy have increased my blood sugars so I don't know that they will let me off of my meds now even though I am technically in a non-diabetic range.
I am overdue for seeing my surgeon for my yearly visit, though I did get my yearly labs done and I talked to his office and let him know that I was going to be a month or so late because of all of the other specialist appointments I have going on and they are fine with that. It actually works out because he is getting copies of all of the reports from these other specialists so he will have a better picture of my overall health when I do go back for my yearly follow up, and his medical assistant said that was a good thing. So, I see my new Cardiologist next week, go back to the Endocrinologist the week after that and then will schedule with my surgeon for my yearly visit.
In the meantime, trying to focus on getting in my 80 gm of protein a day and get some more weight off before I go back to see my surgeon. My Dietitian and Trainer and even this Psychologist are all optimistic that I can lose enough weight to get my diabetes into remission and get off of all of the meds so that is very encouraging and gave me a big confidence boost!!!! :)
Happy first day of summer!!!