Weight Lost!!!

13 pounds down

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Day 170: Work it out!

Well, during MONTHS and months of wanting to see change and not seeing it, I fell off my motivated wagon.  I feel like the first months when I started this 7 months ago I was seeing change, I was eating well and I was exercising.  For some reason I thought it'd get easier and I could lighten up.  However that is NOT the case.  It actually got harder to lose the weight and if I really want this weight to come off I have to work harder and harder.
It does all come down to calories in vs calories out.  So documenting my food intake on Livestrong MyPlate does help.  I also tend to eat too much sugar and being with PCOS I need to keep a good eye on my sugar intake.  OR SO I THOUGHT!  I went to the Gyno this past week for my annual appointment and guess what I found out!  I no longer need to take Metformin for pre-diabetes.  In fact she said my numbers were in the low side of normal.  I for the past 5 years have been taking Metformin for my blood sugar!  So, although I didn't see much change on the scale, my body is getting healthier!  :o)
I will continue to to soldier on.  This morning I woke up at 5:15 and did a 2 mile run in 20 minutes.  Last night I walked with Sammi for 5 miles and we did it in 60 minutes.  It felt so good, and we motored a fast past.  We had great conversation, and it just felt good.

I think this morning the kids and I may go biking with some of the neighbors!  :o)
Healthy living feels good.


Dee said...

Hi! I am new to your blog, but saw this post and had to respond. Congrats on getting off of your meds for prediabetes! That is truly fantastic! I too am on a mission to get healthier and stop my downward spiral towards weight related conditions. You are so right about this journey getting harder (not easier), but keep up the fight as it sounds like you're doing so good! I'm so happy I found your blog! I look forward to reading more about your journey!

Jo said...

Heidi, that is exactly what I am hoping for. It's okay if the scale doesn't show it every week. If I can just get healthier and get off my b/p medication and not ever have diabetes darken my door. That will be success!

Heidi said...

Dee, I am so glad you found me! I look forward to going my journey with you along! :o) I think if we can get through the harder times, life will just be better. All the while enjoying the journey we are on! :o) So muster through the hard times, I will! Thanks for joining in on the journey!

Jo, I know you can get off your b/p meds. Life will be so much more simple when we are not required to take medications! Stay healthy!