Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Update On Health - 2.0

After the camping trip, I have finally decided to update about health and where I am with that.

The camping trip was alright. The first day was great, nice weather and got a lot of nice photos (found under my camping and other trip photos page). The next two days were awful. The weather was cold and windy so we stayed in the trailer most of the time.

I did not lose any weight in that week, stayed the exact same to the point. I need to change something to get the weight to start going down.

It's been easier to take my blood sugar test....don't mess up as often.

Well, I don't really have much to update, so I will just end with this. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Update on Health.

So for those that know, I was recently diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. There is too much in the explanation of what diabetes is, so I won't go into that....but for me I am sure part of it is being overweight (obese, actually) and genetics.

So, Friday I went to see my nutritionist who explained what the disease is and how to, of course, eat better. I am hoping that I can help stablize my blood sugar by losing a significant amount of weight. For now, my final goal is to be 100 pounds. I could go down to around 90 for my height but I don't want to be underweight.

So that is where I am heading next. As much as a lifestyle change as I can make. I hate vegetables and fruits (besides apples and potatoes....and salad when I can stomach it), so I am going to just eat those and whole grains, and try to cut back on sodium and carbs and sugar.

Walking 30 minutes a day which is around 2 miles, uping it as much as I can everyday. Eventually I want to be able to run those miles so I can eventually run a 5k or even a marathon.
After I get back from the camping trip (starts Tuesday) I will add kickboxing, dancing, and various workouts. Hopefully when finances allow, I will also get a wii to add some variety with that.

Once I get comfortable with this, then I will start working on the mental stuff.

I will update here maybe once a week, or so and let everyone know how things are going.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Doctors, Health & Weight Loss

Soon, I am going to have another page on my blog about my journey of getting healthier and losing weight; but for now just going to make a little update to my blog.

Not to give out TMI (too much info) or gross anyone out here.

It all started sometime in 2009. I say sometime, because I am not exactly sure when I found the first sign of my skin infection. I am guessing it was at least 6 months ago. Anyway, been to the E.R. and two different doctors and I have a form of cellulitus (a slightly milder form) and now I am on 2 weeks of a new medication (not sure of the name at the moment). I have to take this medication 4 times a day.

Soon I will be meeting with the nutritionist and going on a "diet".

In the morning I will be having some blood taken for some testing. Some to see if I have anemia, thyroid problems, issues with blood pressure or cholestoral, and to see if I have diabetes or if I am at risk for having that.

I really want to get healthy and lose the weight- I just know it is going to be really hard.
Will create the new page and update daily as soon as I get the diet started or find out anything new.