OK, so today I went in for my checkup. I was ready for this one, because I wanted an official weight. I had weighed myself at public health kiosks, but I’ve chedked those out and found they have a variance of +/- 7 pounds. Still, even the numbers I had gotten were encouraging, consistently falling in the 250s
My official weight: 255. This is down from 292 in February. Blood pressures have been amazing and consistent; blood sugar levels even more so. Because I knew I was due for an A1C, I held off eating so that I could head down to the lab after the dr. visit. My last A1c, also in February, was 11.1.
As a sidenote, I have not been at this weight level since the FIRST Bush Presidency, which ended in 1993! So pretty soon we’re going to party like it’s 1989!
But I’ve been a good patient. My daily blood sugar readings are consistently below 100, and I deliberately take my postprandial reading an hour after eating, because I want to see just how fast things are working. IF I wasn’t on medication, you couldn’t tell my numbers from a non diabetics.
We are at the point where he is discussing scaling back my medications, which is my ultimate goal. Right now, today, I walk/run 1.8 miles at a 2:1 ratio. That’s over a half mile of running daily, a level I am trying to increase in steps.
This journey has been amazing, and I can’t wait to see where I am when I cross the finish line. I have already committed to a beer in Okemah if I cross the 250 threshhold, and with 6 pounds to go, it’s a near certainty, if I just stay the course.
And I have only about 30 pounds to go before I drop below a BMI of 30, meaning I am no longer clinically obese (although still overweight.
Here’s to Gettin’ Young!