Since 17th December last year I’ve lost just under 20lb in weight.
My waist size has dropped from 38″ to 35″
I have started some light weight training and yesterday walked over 4 miles.
And I have Fibromyalgia.
Why the changes ?
Well, I was due to have an Operation in December which has now been postponed twice and ultimately cancelled because my blood sugar spiked and made my operation unsafe.
My time dealing with the hospital was pretty traumatic and there is a complaint in with the Executive Director who is, himself, late in replying. I can’t say I am at all surprised.
Anyway, the spiking blood sugar, down in part to poor diet (Hey, I’m Autistic and don’t exactly eat a range of food anyway) and overwhelming stress, caused me to re-evaluate, seriously, what I eat.
Which meant bye-bye sweet tooth.
Out went bread, rice, pasta, bananas, grapes, potatoes, cakes, biscuits, pastries- anything carb heavy and damaging..
In came lots of meat, fish, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, salads, berries and sugar free Werthers..and full English breakfasts!
Of course it costs a lot to eat healthy and especially on a protein rich diet but the proof is in the pudding…which I won’t be eating.
Do I feel better ?. Kind of. I mean the weight loss is great and I’m now at my lightest for 5 years but it also means my trousers keep falling down because they’re too big..which sucks as they’re new and there aren’t enough notches on my belt to keep them up lol.
In 6 weeks I’ve got my blood sugar down from 78 to 57 (7.8 to 7.4 in old money) which is definitely a step in the right direction and I hope to see further reductions in the future..
But I do miss cake. There’s regular cake days at work and I have to exercise self-control not to eat any. But, if I can do it, anyone can..
Big changes physically then..
If only I could change my mental health..that still sucks..
One thing at a time I suppose..