Friday, August 2, 2013
I wasn't actually seeing my Doctor, Dr. Mills today I was seeing Peter the nurse practitioner. I've had appointments with him before and he's just as nice and well versed in medicine as my doctor. This was my six month follow up so it was a quick check up unlike the long ones where they poke everywhere and check everything. After the check up we looked at my blood work from last time. Blood pressure and cholesterol are good (thanks to meds) but there was one red flag.. my sugar levels were too high. I'm not going to go into great detail.. needless to say that I'm on the verge of being a diabetic.
I know those are just excuses. At night I think of all the things I could have gotten done during the day if I wasn't so lazy... and I hate myself for it.
But things have to change, no more excuses.. I know it's not going to be easy and I will stumble and fall every now and then but if I continue down the path I am going I will A, not be here for much longer or B, I will not be able to do all the things I still want to do in life. And neither of those options are what I want for me. And the good news is.. If I can lose the weight and eat healthier I can reverse my potential diabetes scare.
So starting today.. the workouts are back on, diet is going to be a work in progress.. I'll start with cutting back on fast food, white carbs and sweets and will go from there. I promised Peter (nurse practitioner) that I would lose 20 pounds by my next six month check up and I'm determined to do it.
Wish me luck!!!