Happy Happy Happy!!!

By debcox Latest Reply 2014-10-31 09:58:57 -0500
Started 2014-09-08 17:56:25 -0500

I am so happy because after all my hard work bike riding (75 miles a week), doing Jillian Michaels (30 minute workouts) and watching my diet (carbs), after 3 months I had to go buy some new pants. I've actually needed new pants for a bit but I don't like shopping. My friends said I had to get new pants because the pants & shorts I have been wearing are falling down. I'm still losing so I just wanted to purchase one pair of pants that would fit comfortably. I grabbed some pants and went to try them on but when I got to the fitting I realized that I had picked up a smaller pair than I thought. Oh well, I had to try something on so I went in and put the pants on. I was shocked because they FIT!!! The fit perfectly, not tight or loose. I have gone down 5 sizes.

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debcox 2014-10-31 09:58:57 -0500 Report

What a great day it is in northern Arizona. I was able to decrease my insulin two weeks ago and then again yesterday so I have now decreased 6cc's and I'm looking forward to another decrease in two more weeks. Hooray!!!

debcox 2014-09-16 00:26:46 -0500 Report

Today's good news is that my dosage of Lantus was decreased. Hooray!!! My lifestyle changes of increased exercise and nutritious eating are paying off. My clinical pharmacist said to call her when my fasting glucose levels were consistently in the 80's so we could discuss lowering my dose of insulin.

This happened starting last Tuesday and as of last Thursday, I started having 1-2 incidents of hypoglycemia a day. Luckily, I didn't have any place to go by myself so it was a good time for this to happen. I was able to reach my clinician this morning and she lowered my dose by 2cc's. I thought it would decrease by more than that but any decrease is good. Next Monday, I will have my next A1C and I will see how I'm doing. With my numbers in the 80's to 90's, I think I should do pretty good.

My clinician was explaining how my body may react differently while I was on vacation without exercise which surprised me because I had planned to exercise. I am planning on using the gym at the resort and I'm taking my workout dvd's which surprised her. In any case, I will be able to reach her via phone.

Chopstix 2014-09-13 22:45:44 -0500 Report

Outstanding! I just know that made your day. Keep up the good work and keep us informed so we can keep cheering you on…

Chopstix 2014-09-13 22:43:03 -0500 Report

Outstanding! I just know that made your day. Keep up the good work and keep us informed so we can keep cheering you on…

Pegsy 2014-09-11 22:43:46 -0500 Report

Hey Deb, congratulations! Isn't it an awesome experience to drop so many sizes? I used to be a size 22. My newest pair of pants that I bought last week are a size 4. I never thought I would get there but I did! You can too! Just keep doing what you know you need to do. Never give up. I don't even recognize myself in the mirror anymore. But more important than my appearance is how I feel and how much healthier I am. It is the same for you. Congratulations again. You should be VERY proud of yourself!

Grandmadeb5350 2014-09-09 18:52:33 -0500 Report

Congratulations Deb!!! I know you are happy about that. I have lost two dress sizes going from 22 to 18 since I started.I got a good report at my Dr appointment on Monday. He said my sugar readings were good and my bp was good. He also said no fluid on my lungs and no fluid anywhere in my body. He also said my lungs and heart sound great and gave me the only medicine I needed filled for 6 months instead of the usual 3 months.

debcox 2014-09-09 22:38:13 -0500 Report

That is awesome news for you also. I'm so happy for you. I have my next A1C on 9/22, I can't wait to see what it is.

kimfing 2014-09-08 23:00:30 -0500 Report

Wow, that is truly an accomplishment! Great job, feel proud. Strut our stuff in those new pants. I know how u feel. I went down that many sizes last year! Now trying to actually put on some pounds.

Keep up the great work!

Glucerna 2014-09-08 19:03:49 -0500 Report

What a fun way to reward yourself for all your hard work!Going down 5 pant sizes is wonderful. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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