If I had a friend who were diagnosed with a chronic disease, I would not blame them for their illness. But when your chronic disease is so clearly tied to obesity, suddenly it seems self-recrimination knows no bounds. It’s so hard, because if I am being completely, brutally honest, I absolutely judge other people who […]Read more "Shame"
So I actually stuck to Weight Watchers for one whole day, and apparently the Metformin is starting to work! I had my first blood sugar reading under 200 in a long time! I also am feeling better already. Immediately. Headache is gone. Skin brightened up. And most of all, I finally am feeling clear-headed. No […]Read more "Progress…I can feel it…"
Felt like crap for a couple hours after I snapped and ate two bowls of bean chili, super sweet cornbread, a bowl of cereal, and a couple cookies. Good luck, Metformin! You’ve got your work cut out for you. Also: note that one of the side effects of Metformin is…hrm…gastrointestinal distress. Sometimes of the rapidly-evacuating […]Read more "Self-sabotage"
See, I never did go to the doctor much. I figure if you feel alright why spend the money? Sure, I see the logic in going to the doctor for other people: preventative care, etc etc. But for me going to the doctor meant getting lectures about losing weight, getting lectures about exercising more, getting […]Read more "So I’m a diabetic. Now what?"
Tomorrow I officially become a diabetic. I mean, at least, I think that’s how it’ll go down. I don’t know how long this sort of thing takes. But tomorrow I finally see the doctor. I’m 34. I weigh 254 pounds. I have a 1-year-old son. I work out regularly. I have been a member of […]Read more "…so it begins"