Friday, June 19, 2015

Been Missing

Hello All. I've been missing for a while. Feeling emotionally worn out, but definitely recovering.

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I don't have Type-1 diabetes. The antibody results were negative, and after all that worry and anger and fear, it was okay after all. The bad news is that I still have Type-2 diabetes. My doctor said that although the results were atypical for Type-2, he is more certain now that it is Type-2. We will be doing additional testing the next time I go in to see him in about a month.

I have completely fallen off all sort of accountability these last few weeks. I have not been eating abominably, but there certainly have been days when I have binged. There were a few days when I went walking, but not very many. Yesterday, I resolved to restart, and am counting carbs again. The goal is to eat about 45 carbs/meal and 15 carbs/snack. It's hard to do this at dinner time, though. Also, I have got out of the habit of taking pictures of what I am eating, so have no pics for you right now. However, I will start doing that again today.

My weight has not fluctuated a lot. I have lost a teeny bit of weight and am at 218.4 lbs. Down 1.4lbs since last week. I met with a nutritionist yesterday who said that it was natural for weight to plateau when you first get diagnosed with diabetes. She said that people generally lose weight in the months leading up to it because the blood sugar isn't being taken into the cells and is just being dumped out of the body. She said that typically when you start to work on diabetes management, weight actually tends to go up. She said it was a good thing that was not happening to me.

So, life has been a mixed bag. I am off now to read others' blogs since I have not been keeping up on them either these last few weeks. Ciao!


Christina @ Love Yourself Healthy said...

I'm glad you're back---I've been thinking about you! Focus on the positives--you haven't gained, it's Type II and not Type I, and you're back on track!

Chrysalis Fit said...

I know! I am grateful, and am recommitted to trying again! :-) Thanks, Christina!

LCJ said...

It's hard to get back on the wagon. I feel a little bit like that myself. This article popped up on Facebook and made me feel a little better. Check it out:

It's ok to get off track. Life's like that sometimes and it's probably a good thing. :)

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