8-15-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
15. August 2011 06:58

I'm like a weight loss Nostradamus, only a half pound lost this week.  That means I'm likely to lose anywhere from 5 to 6 pounds next week.  Blood sugars are still in the low 100s, which is is good since I dropped one of the key medicines that kept it low (the glyburide).  Even though it was only a little bit of weight loss I'm taking a positive approach for once.  Lost weight is lost weight!  The Wii Fit asked me this morning if I wanted to adjust my goal (due on 8/31) because it was going to be hard to reach it at my current pace.  I was like hell no, that's a challenge.  It's hard not to see and feel the results right now.  My pants hang down gangsta rap style even with my belt on the last loop and one of my old favorite pair of shorts won't even stay on anymore.

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8-8-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
8. August 2011 06:43

Weight - 282

Blood sugars - 108

Second number is important to monitor for the next two weeks (yay for sticking my finger more often?).  I had my quarterly diabetic check up and my doctor said I could stop taking my glyburide as well as drop my lisinopril by half.  I'm now down to two tablets of metformin and a half of a lisinopril.  Since I started Medifast I've dropped an entire pill (mg taken is probably more important here but I'm lazy and don't want to go check how much a pill equates to) of lisinopril and my glyburide.  My doctor said that by the time I hit my goal weight I will likely be off all my medications.  Also, six pounds lost this week, which means I'm likely in for another pound or half pound week next week.  Looks like I might be able to reach my goal of 50 pounds before PAX on Aug 27th.  It will be close!

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8-1-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
1. August 2011 06:49

Disappointing results this week, only a half a pound lost this past week.  This is getting frustrating.  I'd settle for even consistency over losing next to nothing for a week and then a lot the next.

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7-25-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
25. July 2011 06:28

Weight - 288 (!!!)

Sugars - 104

My jedi mind trick worked.  By only weighing myself once last week (well officially, I weigh myself at the gym, which interestingly enough weighs higher than the Wii) I lost 6 pounds in a week.  Blood sugar continues to be good.  I'm hoping to drop the glyburide after my next appointment with my doctor.  I've already reduced my blood pressure medicine to help with the dizziness and head rushes (I think that's a medical term).  It has helped but I still get them from time to time when I get up after playing on the floor with Brandon, when I never used to but at least they don't happen as often now.

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7-18-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
18. July 2011 06:32

Weight - 294

No blood sugar check this time.  It seems to have stabilized for the time being.  I really need to keep to weighing myself only once a week.  I did it three times last week (after every day I went to the gym) and was super frustrated this morning until I pulled up the blog and saw that I had a net loss from last week.  Granted, it was only a pound that I had gained since Wednesday but it doesn't seem logical that I can eat 1000 calories a day and put on weight.

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7-11-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
11. July 2011 06:43

Weight - 298

Sugars - 94

So it's been a few days since I last posted a weigh in but that doesn't mean I stopped weighing myself.  In fact I've been weighing myself more regularly, almost in shock.  The scale hardly seems to be moving after the first two weeks.  I can't be too disappointed as I'm still losing but my initial goal of 50 pounds by PAX seems less and less likely.  I will, however, continue to try.  I also rebaselined myself using our Wii Fit.  After I only lost two pounds last time, I decided that maybe I wasn't smart enough to operate the gym's scale and went digital.  My initial weigh in on 6/30 for the Wii was 302.

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6-29-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
29. June 2011 06:59

Weight - 300 (!!!)

Sugars - 114

 

So only two pounds in 9 days.  I knew it was going to be a rough week after how many times I went out last week to good bye lunches but I thought I did a good job with what I ate.  Obviously not.  Time to hit the gym harder.

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6-20-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
20. June 2011 06:27

Weight - 302

Sugars - 161

It'll be two weeks tomorrow.  Hasn't been easy, hasn't been fun, but looking at the results I think I can carry on.

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6-13-2011 Weigh-in

by bhayden
13. June 2011 06:31

Weight - 312

Fasting blood sugar - 197

First workout since I started the diet.  Went real light, feeling good.

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First Day

by bhayden
8. June 2011 07:05

Not every day will be as significant as the first.  I don't think I've ever been so hungry and miserable in my life.  It didn't seem so bad until mid-morning when the lack of a "real" breakfast caught up with me.  From there on it was an uphill battle to get home and try not to complain too much my self inflicted torture to the people around me.

I know that as the days go on, my body will adjust and I won't be nearly as hungry (which turns me into a real bear).  I wonder if I'll look back at this like I often look back at the first year of being a Dad.  Only remember the positives, and forget about the negatives.  In this journey of a 1000 steps, I've taken the first and now all I need to do is keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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