I’m very thankful to report that I’m still doing quite well. I haven’t weighed myself again yet, because it’s been too soon for me to have lost another pound. I have my calorie intake set to lose a pound about every 10 days, and I’ve been surprisingly close to that pace for almost a year now. I’m graphing my weight loss on Fitday.com, as well as keeping up with my food intake each day. I really believe having the discipline to write down everything I eat each day has a whole lot to do with the fact that I have lost so much weight. My original goal that I set on April 1, 2009, was to lose 50 pounds by April 15, 2010, but I’m going to be a few pounds short of that at the pace I’m going. But hey, I’m not complaining. I’m very pleased with my results.
I did have a strange situation develop on our Date Day Friday. We ate out at a place that serves huge portions of home cooked vegetables and has great cornbread. It’s not unusual for me to splurge some when we eat out, so I gave part of my vegetables to my hubby, ate a whole cornbread muffin, and had maybe a quarter cup of his peach cobbler. I think that’s the first time I’ve eaten a whole muffin, though, and evidently I paid for it later. About 3 hours later I started getting that deep pit hungry feeling with shakiness, and sure enough, when I checked my sugar – it was low. I ate some prunes and almonds, which is my usual afternoon snack, but the feeling did not go away. So I ate some grapes, too, and began to feel a little better.
This is a rather odd chain of events that happens with Insulin Resistance, which is the cause of Type II Diabetes. I ate too many carbohydrates, so my body released extra insulin to compensate. But, because my cells are insulin resistant, the cells did not let the insulin+glucose molecules into them. So…. I produced even more insulin, because the cells were still sending the signal that they needed it. This continued for several hours, but eventually the cells were flooded with all this insulin, and it pulled my blood glucose level downward. This roller coaster ride is hard on the cells, and to be avoided. That’s why Type II Diabetes should not be ignored, as it causes cell damage if unchecked. So… I learned that even though I have my numbers in a good range almost all the time, with medication of course, I cannot splurge as much as I might like to. No more whole cornbread muffins for me. Sigh.