Over the past few days, I started seeing numbers on the scale that I hadn’t seen since 2008 (as far as I can recall.) On Saturday, I hit a new low since trying to take control of my health back in 2011, but Monday marked another important milestone. I’m FINALLY in the 230s (238.2 to be exact.)
What’s more, I started going through my closet and trying on clothes that I haven’t worn in years. I have two “new” pairs of jeans that fit me now as well as some dresses that I probably haven’t worn since 2007 or 2008. It was nice to wear a dress to church yesterday and feel “girly”.
My husband claims I look different than I did 40 pounds ago, but I don’t see it. I know there has to be a change since I’m fitting into smaller clothes, but I just don’t see it. Maybe it’s because I’m blind, or maybe it’s just because I’m biased.
This has NOT been an easy path, and I know that it’s not going to get easy any time soon. With my diabetes complicating factors, it’s a tricky balancing act. I’m grateful to have an excellent doctor. Without him, I wouldn’t have made the progress I’ve made since March. With my doctor’s help, I’ve lost 25 pounds in 5 months, and while that seems impressive, sometimes I have a hard time not thinking, “Right, but I’ve got another 100 to go.”
The need to get this whipped feels particularly urgent for me because I suspect I have some strong genetics working against me. I admire my father, and I want to be like him in many ways, but I don’t want to follow his path when it comes to health issues, and it seems like I’m doing just that.
Getting a lot of current info from Dr. Richard Bernstein has helped my outlook though. That man knows everything there is to know about diabetes, and not only has he successfully managed his Type 1 diabetes for decades now, but he’s changed the lives of thousands by sharing info that helps us achieve normal blood sugars.
All I can do is keep working, keep sharing, and never give up. What we do matters. I believe that with all my heart. I’m the only one who can keep this moving in the right direction, and I’m so grateful to have the resources to help with that. God is definitely good.