Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Scale is moving the right way!

I had my second visit with my nutritionist/diabetes educator. I am still wrapping my mind around the fact that I have diabetes.  I've been testing most days, and my numbers are good. (I think Plexus* is helping keep my numbers low). In the 10 days since I saw her last I lost 6 pounds (by her scale). She asked what I've been doing. 

  • I did get the chance to run twice (the past two Saturdays) for over an hour each. It has been 3 months since I had run.  

  • I have a new stress reduction/exercise program.  When I get frustrated, irritated, or bothered at work, rather than sit and stew, I've decided to start taking the stairs. For the first time in my life, I work in a multi-story building (10 floors). I'm on the 6th floor.  If things are really bad, I walk up to the 10th floor, down to the 1st, and back up to the 6th. I try to walk up at least half of the stairs on my way in in the morning. Here's my office.
  • I have not had a Diet Coke since Thanksgiving! I'm drinking a ton of water (except the last two days. They haven't been great.
  • I did a 10 day sugar fast (from Thanksgiving until my son's 18th birthday). I have been eating some sugar, but not going crazy. My sugar cravings are down quite a bit
The next couple of days, I will be enjoying some of the candies and sweets we have for Christmas.  And apparently we will be snowed in this weekend. (Reports are calling for 8-20 inches!!)  Hopefully it will clear up by Wednesday. We have a 3 hour drive for my ear surgery!! 

* Disclosure: I am a Plexus ambassador, and I would love to tell you more about the products. Plexus does not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.


  1. Hi Julie! Great progress! I am impressed at all of your hard work.

  2. Awesome progress. Sounds like you are doing great!


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