February 05, 2007

I'm going to die.

Found out from the doctor that I am indeed mortal. Shocking eh? Fortunatly my soul is imortal but this body is just gonna wear out and stop at some point.

I have adult onset diabetes. I noticed I was having a tough time staying awake at times during the day. It did not matter how much sleep I had. Had a long set of tests done one morning on an empty stomach. I was told that loosing weight (I had balooned up to 280) would help and I was put on a daily medication and daily blood tests.

I got to the point were the blood test would only confirm how I was feeling so I went to weekly tests and then only when I felt 'off'. I added a couple of suppliments and a baby asprin to my collection of consumables and over time lost 40something lbs.

This week I go in for my first big set of tests since I lost the weight. As I was borderline last time I hope to be 'insulin intolerent' or better this time around.

My doctor is a pretty good one. He doesnt rest on his laurels and spends quite a bit of time reading the latests research and adopts them into his practice on a one off basis.

For instance he noted my 'bad' cholesterol is a bit high and that the Omega-3 fatty acids have proven reduction. So he recommended me look into Flax Seed supplimentals.

This versus putting me on some additional medication on a perscription basis.

I would like to get down around 200lbs. That was where I was in my 20's. I have about 50 lbs to go.


ronnwaters said...

Good luck with that. I am in similar boat. Drf. Judy keeps telling me to loose weight and cut out everything save for twine and styrofoam packing peanuts.
I'll think slimmer thoughts for you...

shoo said...

Twine has lots of fiber, but packing peanuts? You'd be better of eating the box and throwing away the peanuts.

I'm in a similar boat now too. Blood pressure is great, blood chemestry not so great. Switching to oatmeal for breakfast instead of Coke and Doritos.

Tina said...

I read eating the same (healthy) meal every day for one or two meals helps a lot with weight control.

During the work week, I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, and then a Yoplait with some kind of cereal to make it crunchy.

Then I eat a normal dinner - normal from the '50's, not now. I aim for a plate with 1/2 veggies, 1/4 starch, and 1/4 protein.

So far so good... I just passed 4 years at my goal weight. :)