Restarting after a few years off.
I finally had a really big wake up call to kick me out of my denial regarding my type 2 diabetes. I have been horrible for going on several years with trying to change eating habits (major carb addict) and then falling off the wagon. However, over a week ago I woke up to horrible leg pain (could not touch it or put weight on it) and the leg was bright red from knee down. I had to have my mother come get me and take me to the ER. Because of my diabetes they admitted me and had me on iv antibotics, insulin (to control my blood sugar) and diabetes meds. The way that the ER nurses and dr looked at it I was afraid that I was going to lose my leg. Luckily I caught it in time and the infection was controlled; however, this was my moment to realize how stupid I have been with my health. I started making low carb choices while in the hospital (not hard as I have no appetite and only ate so that I could take the medicine given). I continued those choices now that I am home, though still no appetite so biggest issue is reminding myself to eat. In the last seven days I have lost a total of 10.4 pounds, but the best part is I have not had to have insulin because my blood sugar is remaining between 115-125 (still a little high for a fasting rate; however, antibotics and the remaining part of the infection can cause a rise in blood sugar. My blood sugar has not been this low in years!!! I am very happy and more surer than ever that I will remain on this way of eating so I stay healthy.
Starting weight (12/02/2013) was 289.4
Current weight (12/08/2013) is 279.0
F/height 5' 7"/restarting clean induction sw 289.4/cw 275.2
1st mini goal 275 (Reached!!!)
2nd mini goal 250
3rd mini goal 225
4th mini goal 200
5th mini goal 175
6th mini goal 150
7th & major goal 130