Positive Feedback From Doctor

shnell25
By shnell25 Latest Reply 2012-04-05 10:58:24 -0500
Started 2012-04-02 12:42:07 -0500

I've been to the doctor for my six month checkup and I found that the doctor thinks my glucose and A1C levels are getting better and I've lost 4 pounds since then. I know it's not a lot but for me it is; especially since I haven't been as physically active as I should be.

She gave me some great motivation. She says if I keep making positive changes and my checkups keep going in the direction they're going, I may be able to eliminate the Janumet tablet I'm taking altogether. Now she didn't say it was definite, but she did say that it's a possibiliy.

I'm starting to monitor my glucose and how it fluctuates depending on the foods I'm eating. I've incorporated lots of vegetables and fruits into my diet and I know that's making a difference.

I want to try incorporating the Mediterranean Diet into my lifestyle. Have any of you adopted that diet or tried it before? Would you recommend it?


8 replies

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-04-02 14:38:50 -0500 Report

Great job shnell. I won't do the Mediterranean Diet because of my allergies to nuts and fruits with pits. I am also not a fan of fish soooo to that end, I try to eat healthier foods and not follow a diet plan. I like losing weight without thinking I am dieting. Keeps me happy. LOL but I have seen conversations about the Mediterranean Diet. It isn't for me but it might be wonderful for you.

shnell25
shnell25 2012-04-05 10:42:34 -0500 Report

Joyce, I understand what you mean about not being a fan of fish. I am not a huge fan of whiting fish and it takes me a while to find fish that I do like and can stand the taste of; especially when I'm trying to eat more baked and sauteed fish.

I don't have any allergies to fruits or nuts; but I find it difficult to find nuts that I do like and would want to eat on a regular basis. The only ones that I find I can tolerate are almonds and peanuts and sometimes cashews.

It will be a transition for me, but I'm going to try to incorporate some of these foods into my meals. I don't like "dieting" either; so I try not to call whatever meal plan I use a "diet". It's a mental thing for me, I know, but just saying diet makes me think of major food restrictions and nothing TEMPTS me more than having something I love being added to the "restricted" list.

Young1s
Young1s 2012-04-02 14:23:33 -0500 Report

Way to go Shnell and welcome back. Haven't seen you for a while. Go to the discussions and type in Mediterranean Diet. There have been a couple of recent discussions about it. Plus there are others that are not so recent.

shnell25
shnell25 2012-04-05 10:36:33 -0500 Report

Thanks for the tip. I've gone and read some of the discussions and they have given me so great information and ideas for my diet plan.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-04-02 13:43:20 -0500 Report

WAY TO GO Shnell! Your efforts are paying off! Keep on with the good work!

shnell25
shnell25 2012-04-05 10:38:01 -0500 Report

Thank you!! I've been incorporating some of the ideas and tips you've given me and they are starting to pay off.

Next week my son and I are going to start running again. His endurance is better than mine so we're going to start off jogging first and then within a week or two, I should be able to find my stride again and turn that jog into a run.