As Mark Twain wrote, "the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated". You are not rid of me yet! I did not fall into a diabetic coma after eating more than I should have of the chocolate cake in my last post. No, I have just been writing on a few of my other blogs and got behind here.
Of coarse diabetes is no joke. I was diagnosed with it several years ago. Fortunately, I have so far been able to keep it under control with pills and have not needed to take insulin. My fear of needing the daily shots limits my cheating and splurges much better than my willpower. When I do splurge, I am careful to follow up by hitting the exercise a little harder and being very careful with my next meals. I know it sounds convoluted- and it is, but it works. The only good thing about diabetes is seeing the drastic effect of certain foods on your blood sugar levels. You can read all about bread and pasta elevating your sugar levels, but until you test track it with you own blood, you miss that intimate, personal knowledge that really hits home.
Some readers were worried that I would fall off the wagon, that I would quit. Let me assure you nothing could be further from the truth. As I write this my every intention is to keep on keeping on. I don't lose weight fast, but I am no way going to give up the hard fought for gains (losses, really lol). I have come too far and have put too much effort into the journey just to quit. I may falter from time to time, but I will never give up. This person who is 50 pounds less than my highest weight is who I am. This person who eats less and healthier than before is not a phase, but who I have become and who I plan to continue to work on.
P.S I thought I would just give a real brief history for some of my newest readers. My highest weight was 335 a couple of years ago. I got down to 311 when I decided to start vloging about weight loss in September 2011. I am currently at 282 and have been stuck for a couple of weeks. I will be so glad to get out of the 280's! Maybe I should stay away from cake??
P.S.S. It seems like Blogger was having some issues with comments. I know I replied to a bunch yesterday. They posted then today they were gone. So, I started re-replying then I thought if the first relies went through, everyone will think I am really more nuts than I am. So, I just quit. So if you got 2 replies, or no replies, I am sorry, I tried. I love all your comments and always like to say something back to at least to acknowledge your time for commenting. Thanks so much for your readership!