Wednesday, 2 April 2014

new setbacks new approaches

At the end of last month I finally had the results back from my blood test done in mid March. I am definitely diabetic and have been prescribed Metformin and told to carry on eating well and to lose weight.

Not much new there really... I have had really bad headaches, wild mood swings, dizzy spells, fuzzy vision, extreme fatigue and bouts of very bad melancholia. Most of which I had ascribed to the menopause, but given this new revelation, this now explains somewhat my rapid weight gain. Although much of that could be ascribed to my lack of movement and eating the wrong things.


I decided to be proactive this time. I have been reading about different approaches to tackling Type 2 diabetes. And since carbs seem to be the persona non grata at this party, I have started downscaling my carb consumption, and really sticking to the whole foods philosophy. :D A little difficult sometimes as I am staying with my mum for a few weeks and she has lots of sweeties and crunchy processed crispy goodies around!

So far so good - it has been 4 days of this new way of eating and I am still getting to grips with it. As with all new things, initially I am being rather unimaginative! I am sure this will improve later.
As I haven't cut carbs right down, I am still allowing myself fruit and one serving of starchy carbs a day.

My carb:fats:protein ratios are 30%: 40%: 30%
My last weigh in was end of March at 353 lbs.
Just going to re-measure myself so I have a record for the changes in 3 months :)
I have a plan for plenty of swimming and walking too.

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