Take it day by day or moment by moment because it is always my choice and I am worth it!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Short Week

I decided to weigh in today (2 days early) because we are going camping this weekend. Guess what - another three pounds lost totalling 13.2 pounds. I am on a roll and I am so excited to stay on this path. I feel so good. I am beginning to see it and feel it in my clothes. My goal this week is to go to the gym 3 times. One down and two to go.

My sugar was 111 this morning which means it is slowing coming down. My physical is in July and I can't wait to see what my doctor has to say. Hopefully I will be down another 5 pounds when I see her.

I am excited for our camping trip this weekend, however, I am a little worried about my food choices. My plan is to plan and only take things that are healthy to snack on. My husband was disappointed and asked why I had to make him suffer. Hopefully one day, he will learn to live a more healthy life. He just might learn to like it and his veggies too (fat chance).

Thanks again for all the support and I send my love and support to those of you that are on your own journey.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Today was weigh in day. I lost 2.8 pounds bringing the total to 10.2. Yeah I am so happy. I can do it and I am so worth it. We get a new challenge each week. The past week I picked to make sure that I took my multi-vitamin everyday. It is so easy when you use a pill case. This week the goal is to drink four 8oz glasses of water everyday. Yes, I can do it. Now off to the gym to start my training for the next 5k. Love to all who support me.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

In the Beginning

My intention for this blog is to follow my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I am a little apprehensive about putting my life out there for people to read about. But here I go.

A little about what has started me on this journey. I am a type 2 diabetic with a few (ok more than just a few) pounds to lose. As a wife and mother of 3, I have decided it is time to make some changes in my life. I look forward to living a long life hopefully without complications from diabetes. I also want to be a better role model for my children. I am hoping this blog will help me to stay on that journey and share with you my ups and downs.

My story:

I was thinking back to when I remembered not worrying about my weight. I came to realize that my weight issues started around 5th grade or 6th grade. My thought is that puberty had something to do with it. My weight slowly started creeping up. By the time I graduated from high school I was about 30 pounds overweight. As you can see from the attached picture it is even more now.

Diabetes unfortunately runs in my family. At the age of 28 and pregnant with my third child, I developed gestational diabetes. It was supposed to go away after I have birth. Guess what it didn't, and I am know classified as a diabetic. I have 2 diabetic medicines I take along with 1 shot of insulin a day. I use to have great cholesterol and blood pressure levels. However, I am now on medication for those too (all because of the diabetes).

My Journey has started:

I started Weight Watchers on May 20th. My first week I was so excited about it and stayed on track faithfully. I have let most of my co-workers know what I am doing. They are very supportive. Friday morning comes and they all want to know how the week went. Week one in the bag and I was down 6 pounds.

Week 2 - I didn't track my food like I should have and had dinner out a couple of nights. I tried to make good choices but I know that I ate more than I had the week before. I was a little afraid to weigh in. I sucked it up and went to find that I had lost 1.4 pounds. Yeah, I am at a total of 7.4 pounds lost. I am ready to get back on track and follow the program properly. Track track track.

Today, was walk it day in Utah for Weight Watchers. They had different sites set-up around the state for people to walk a 5K. The idea sounded fun but I kept coming up with a reason not to go. Thanks to the persuasion of my oldest daughter, Kaitlyn, I decided to do it. With my mother and daughter in tow, I finished the walk. I completed it in 1 hour and 3 minutes. Love you mom and Kaitlyn for the support. I am already planning out the next one and hoping to improve my time.

Another accomplishment for me happened today as well. It has to do with checking my blood sugar. I know how important it is to check it everyday, however, if the number isn't around where it should be I find myself getting a little depressed. I decided to check it this morning. I was very shocked to find it at 115. I am used to seeing it over 140. This plan is working for me in so many ways. I am so thankful.