Some good news!

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Apparently I do not have type 2 diabetes!  I am pre-diabetic, but last week’s blood test was under the diagnostic threshold for diabetes – it had fallen from 7.9mmols to 6.3mmols.  Obviously I do need to lose weight, otherwise it is only a matter of time before I do develop diabetes, but it is still good news.

The doctor is happy with the changes that I have made to my diet, and with the fact that I am going to join the gym, and I feel reasonably positive.  Actually, no – that’s a lie.  I am struggling to make myself believe that I can lose weight.  Intellectually I know it is possible – and that given the laws of nature and biology, if I cut down my calorie intake and increase my exercise levels, I will lose weight – but I have failed at this whole diet thing for so long that I find it hard to believe in my heart that I won’t fail again this time.  And it is going to be a very long road, and I am worried that I will find it hard to keep my motivation up.

I think weighing myself regularly, and maybe keeping a food and activity diary, will be the way to go.  At the moment, I weigh 137kg (on the surgery scales).  I won’t get on those again until I see the GP in November for another fasting blood test (to check how things are going), and at the moment I think I am too heavy for our scales at home.  Hopefully the gym will have a set of scales, and I will be able to keep track using those.

If I can start to see an improvement – my weight coming down, and my fitness and flexibility getting better, then that should spur me on to achieve more.

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About sdtgcraftygenius

I'm in my late forties, mum of three teenage boys, living near Glasgow. I've been a nurse, studied politics and music at university, and now I am a stay-at-home mother. I've suffered from depression for many years (only recently diagnosed), and take antidepressants daily to keep me on a manageable level.

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