Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Off The Wagon...

I've been catching bits and pieces of Oprah's "Best Life" week. Yesterday they talked about "falling off the fitness wagon" she had one of the past winner's of The Biggest Looser on and he had gained back around 100 lbs. My husband and I actually watched this season and I was so sad to see him look so embarrassed and discouraged, but I related SO MUCH with what he had to say. He talked about his addiction to food and depression and how maintenance is a constant battle and almost harder than just loosing the weight in the first place.

I've actually lost all my "baby weight" and thanks to P90x, I lost a total of 20 lbs and got my metabolism kicked back into gear! However, since I stopped working out my sugars have just been wacked. I realized yesterday I have officially fallen off the "diabetes wagon". I haven't been logging, I've been checking my blood sugars really sporadically, I haven't ordered any new Dexcom sensors out of sheer lazy and busyness. So I am on it. One of my new D-friends, Joanie, sent me some great Excel log sheets and I went through my meter and logged all my sugars since January 1 of this year. I need to fax over 60 days worth to Dexcom (so some of those might possibly be made up numbers but whatever gets me coverage) and I am going to shoot for getting in 3 cardio workouts per week. I'd like to do another cycle of P90x, but I'm sane enough to know that my current schedule will NOT allow that dedication, but that doesn't mean I should do NOTHING.

3 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Isn't it true what he says! How the maintenance of it all is almost harder than just losing the weight? Ug. I totally relate.

El said...

I understand needing to maintain, especially so that your sugars stay under control.

But you still look so great! Good luck finding a way to make time for working out...that's so hard.

Johnnie said...

Hi, Windy! I haven't been blogging much lately, but jumped back on the blog wagon again and I'm trying to catch up with blogging buddies. Congrats on keeping up with that exercise program. I know it's a toughie. Since I'm still trying to lose baby weight, you are an inspiration!