Be better than yourself




I wanted to give an update about my blood test results from the Doctor last week. I have been diabetic the last few years. Some might call it pre-diabetic, but I’ve been told there is no pre-diabetic, it’s kind of a word people use who’s blood sugars have not really skyrocketed, and an easier way to accept. Kinda like calling a heart attack, a cardio event. Well, my blood sugars were perfect! This was great news considering my Mother died from complications to diabetes. So I am on a small dose of Metform, but will probably be off the stuff in 6 months. My blood pressure was perfect, so I got to cut back on BP meds. And my thyroid, which I was taking the maximum dose of meds for, has started functioning again, so we cut that back. I’m thrilled.

I’m hoping now with my clean bill of health and my meds adjusted, I’ll be losing weight more regularly.

I’ve been reading the book Bright Line Eating, by Susan Pierce Thompson. She is a nurologist who had here own weight and addiction issues of her own and has been abstinent for years. She tells the science of how foods actually do become addictive to some people. She suggest getting off sugar and flour, and how the cravings lessen cravings. I can give up sugar. I have done that for years. But flour is going to be tough. I’ve been trying to keep my carbs under 150, and around 30% of my food for the day. I’m not where I want to be, but I am on my way. Just being mindful of this makes a huge difference.

The night eating has been going well. But I say this holding my breath, because it comes in waves. I’m not out of the woods yet.

I also got a UA band. I love it! I never really wanted one due to my inability to walk any real distant, but it has become a little game, I try to walk more then the day before. I think sometimes I don’t even try something because I compare myself to others. But to make true progress is actually comparing ourselves to ourselves.  We get inspired by each other, but while we are working our program, we need to only try to be better than ourselves. Blessings!



Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am a Baby Boomer from Nebraska blogging my way to good health. I am single, with no children, I have a little white maltese dog named Lily. Follow my journey to lose 1 pound 300 times.

3 thoughts on “Be better than yourself

  1. Kim Klitz

    So glad to hear your meds are on the way out! I know you have a ways to go, but it is working!! Yay! So excited for you. Think how much money you won’t have to spend on those pricey meds. I had google to “UA” band, thought it had something to do with your urine! LOL! Just the medical transcriptionist coming out in me. Love you, Kathy.

  2. Lori

    The internist in my Lifestyles program does use prediabetes. She said it is reversible with lifestyle change. May eventually get it, but again not. Diabetes and it’s effects are not reversible, but can be controlled and managed. Way to go!!!

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