It has been a week and this post is a day late. I hope you understand it was Black Friday and I was out shopping. I still wanted to share my journey this week with you. I ate poorly two days this week but was good the rest of the week.
Sunday we had are annual Nascar party for the last race of the season. My sister always goes all out for this event and there is rarely anything healthy on the menu. The next day was also my nephews birthday so we also had cake.
Thursday was of course thanksgiving and though I ate a lot I was very proud of myself with how little carbs I ate. I did have a piece of pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll. But I only had maybe a 1/4th cup of mashed potato’s and a 1/2 cup of stuffing. I tried to keep it down to keep my blood sugar in check, though I did also take a little more insulin as well.
That night though I wore much of it off as I was out thanksgiving shopping, normally I only go to Walmart to shop as they were open thanksgiving before the crazy trend, but this year my friend wanted to hit some other places, so I went. Really I still think everything should be closed except for emergency services and hospitals of course, but that’s for another post.
Friday I was out all day shopping and walked about 13,000 steps that day. Compared to the 6,000 I normally get that was amazing, my blood sugar and my body were very happy with me. That said. I was still very surprised to see my weight this morning. I did not expect this and I know it had only a little to do with the last two days.
I do think that this is the result of a lot of hard work over the last 2 months. I have continued working out even though the scale has not moved in the right direction most of the time. Insulin has contributed to weight gain, but I have made myself workout, I have made myself continue to add to my workout so now I am at about 35 minutes a day, 5 days a week. The only time I don’t work out is if I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking that day.
Its starting to pay off, at first in the form of less insulin needed, that I believe is really a huge cause of the drastic weight change. I’m not as hungry anymore. I also have had many times I have not had to take my fast acting insulin at all. My goal is to be off it completely by the end of the year.
The point of this whole post is to not let the scale get you down. Think about what you have been doing, were you doing everything right, but stressed out. Are you like me and diabetic on insulin and had to increase it that week? Many things contribute to our health and weight loss. Sometimes we just have to keep going.