Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Update--better late than never.

Things are going well. Still above 200 lbs though. I still have sugar cravings like mad. Changed med to Byetta because ins. would not pay for other injectable. Byetta causes some nausea. I am really having a problem getting my meds in. I thought today that I need a timetable instead of just taking it whenever. I am going to try this schedule.  7:00 AM Metformin with food.  6:00 PM Byetta then eat by 30 min. After I eat then take the Metformin and Lipitor. Hopefully this will work. Hardly ever do I eat supper before 6:00. This med is so crazy, you cannot eat before but have to eat at least by 30 min after taking it.  I asked one of our docs at work how long it takes for your stomach to get empty after eating, he said 1 and 1/2 hours or so.

I know that all well laid plans can sometimes fall apart but I really need to concentrate hard on getting the meds in every day. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

update the 3 D's

Really losing weight is hard. I know it can be a cinch if you watch how many calories you consume but that is also hard. Back from vacation and as everyone says "time to get serious". My biggest downfall is sugar. Any form will do for the sugar monster. On vacation I really did not snack. Snacking is another pitfall.  When it turns into lots of extra calories then it is not considered grazing.

Blood sugar has been doing pretty good. I check it almost every morning. I do not want to get out of control. Taking meds as prescribed. Need to continue my visits to endocrinologist and finish up my work up with GI doc.  Blood work needs to be done. 

I am doing well. Work is good. Would love to sell house but that is for another day I suppose. Vacations working out well. So far family is doing good. I count my blessings. Friends are going through some trials and I pray they will make it through soon.