Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gotta Celebrate the Little Victories

A couple of months ago, I declared on this blog that I was going to lose some of this weight. Of course I had noble intentions, but lacked the drive.

That changed beginning with a trip to the Wayne County Fair. I stopped at the Cleveland Clinic booth and had my blood pressure checked. 185/102, not good. I was advised to see my doctor soon.

The next morning I decided to check my sugar for the first time in quite awhile. 317. Uh oh. First one who needed to know was my wife, then it was time to give my doctor a call.

Before I left for the doctor, I once again checked my sugar, and it was 317. Now I thought for sure I was going to have to start taking insulin, but the doctor had other plans.

Once inside the office, I also realized that I haven't lost any weight either. Now the good news begins. My meds were adjusted, one was increased, another was added, and no insulin.

Now about the weight. Time to begin reading nutrition labels. Also time to start practicing restraint. It's beginning to work. I lost two pounds in the past week.

A minor victory, but a victory nonetheless.


Mike Golch said...

Cliff,2 lbs gone is good indeed!I'm still plugging alon in my battle of the buldge as well.

WZZP said...

It is a challenge. I've lost 20 lbs since June. No more fried chicken :( Doctor's orders!

Syd said...

Good luck with it. At least you are aware and motivated.

david5258 said...

cliff--congrats. the FIRST 2 are hard. keep working at it. it helps to keep a diary of what you eat. since 10/15/08, i have taken off 70 lbs. averaging 1.25 pounds a week. you CAN DO this!!!!1--david