Thursday, June 27, 2019

"If I don't do the work, then I will pay the price."

So I haven't been well for a little while.  Nothing exciting, just niggly stuff that is more annoying than anything else.  Anyhow, I was back at the doctors the other week and ended up having to go and have my blood work done.

I got a call and had to go in too see the nurse practitioner.  It turns out I am on the verge of being diabetic unless I do something.  I have two choices, I either lose weight and exercise or they will put me on medication for diabetes.

So I have decided I will go with the changing the way I eat and take up walking again.  I have until the end of August to lose some weight and get my numbers down before I see the nurse practitioner in September.  I have to have my blood work re-done at the end of August.

We are going to see a dietitian and someone who will educate us on diabetes.  I am saying we in this, as I figure there is a good chance if I am on the verge of being diabetic is, dh will be as well.

So wish us luck.  I have been watching what I eat since Tuesday and have managed to walk over 10,000 steps everyday since.


8 comments:

Cathy said...

We know what we should do but it is so so easy to lose interest and not do it which is what got us into this predicament in the first place.
Good luck Gill. Just keep on keeping on - as my mother would say

Nanaland said...

Good for you Gill...it is harder to make life changes as we get older but the work you put into it will be worth it. I have lost some weight but I do need to walk a bit more. I used to do 8000 steps a day but with the hot and humid weather here, I have not been as diligent. Yours is a good reminder for me.

Margie from Toronto said...

May I suggest something? Buy the book "The Obesity Code" or first watch Dr. Jason Fung's videos on Youtube. He is a kidney specialist here in Toronto and started doing research after treating so many patients with Type II Diabetes.
A friend who is diabetic was put on this program, has lost a lot of weight and come off one of her meds already. My GP & cardiologist have put me on it as well - not diabetic but have to lose a lot of weight - and it works!
It will be contrary to what most nutritionists will tell you - but things are starting to change and more doctors are taking a look at the reasoning. I really encourage you to take a look at the videos and see what you think.

mamasmercantile said...

I need to lose some weight to. Sadly we know what we have to do but it is hard to do it.

William Kendall said...

Listen to the advice you get.

Chris said...

Well done, you! 10,000 steps a day is quite an accomplishment and should do the trick. Good luck in reaching your weight goal by the end of August.

angela said...

Good luck and yes it’s much easier when both are in it together
If walking is hard on the body. Try swimming or gentle movement even in the water
I got in the morning and none of us are there for the body beautiful
We are all there for our health and well-being
And it does help move the weight

Elizabeth said...

Same thing happened to me back in 2014 and I was horrified. In April of that year my doctor pretty much said the same thing that your doctor told you. Next day I began a walking program around my neighborhood and worked myself up to two miles a day. I do try to stay away from sugary foods but other than that, I just keep living my life. In August of '14, when my blood was retested, the numbers were way down. The doctor was so pleased and so was I. Funny thing is that I started to really enjoy my walks and continue to do 2 miles most days. Blood just tested again last week and numbers were all within range. So just know that you can do this, and avoid the medicine he would put you on. It takes commitment every day but really, what's more important than your health?
Oh and one more thing, I've hardly lost any weight since '14 and my doctor says not to focus on that. He said just be sure to keep moving throughout the day and don't be sitting all the time.
Best of luck.