Health updates

Had to go see the specialist today about my gallbladder and it was pretty good news. He says at this point I do not have to have surgery but he is more than willing to do it if I decide I want it. He says if I stay on my diet I can possibly put it off indifinately but can’t say that I would never need it, it just depends on what I do and what my body does in reaction to what I do, lol !!

I am sticking to the low fat diet and seeing how far that will take me. He did confirm that being this overweight makes me more prone to  developing stones and losing weight will help with not making more new ones . Only time will tell if I can avoid the surgery altogether but I am going to work hard and see if I can. I really do not want to go through that expereince if I can avoid it.

So, good news for now, and I plan to work hard to keep it there !!

Keeping on

Despite my best intentions, weeks have gone by again without a post !! I just want to be accountable and I have to make a point of it.

I am doing well and still losing. Very slowly but steadily and same for my hubby. We both lose a pound and then go up and down and up and down and then settle back at that new low, and then go down another pound or half a pound and go up and down again for days before we settle on that next new number. It is kind of frustrating but since we are both doing it, it is a bit easier to take.

I have lost around 19 pounds, so that is not too bad in seven weeks, well Friday will be seven weeks, so almost there. I have not had any beef in that time, no hamburgers or hot dogs and no fries except for about two weeks agao I tried a couple of our sons and they tasted so bad, I have no desire to eat one again.  I am feeling pretty good and have very little gallbladder discomfort with the low fat diet. I go to see the specialist tomorrow  about my gall bladder ultra sound. We will see what he has to say.

I have brought down my cholesterol drasticly and plan to get it down to where it needs to be, in the next couple of months. We are both doing well on lowering our bad numbers and that is exciting. We are in this for health.

Been working on our house as well and getting some long overdue stuff done and it feels good to be checking things off our neverending list. An 80 year old house will wear you out with needs !!

So, that is it for now, doing well and feeling pretty darn good. Down to 232.5 and looking forward to seeing those twenties and he is down to 251.5 and l0oking forward to those forties !!  He is where I started , around 252 and has lost around twenty pounds too. It is odd for a man to lose so slowly but we are keeping pace with each other at this point.

I will work harder to get here every day and stay accountable. I know it is very important.

Been away too long

I have been away way too long and realized I have to get on here everyday and be accountable to myself. I have done well and stayed the course but I need to write daily about this journey and keep on track with daily posts.

I started my eating plan on March 13 and I am at April 19 and doing great. According to my scale I am down to 234 from a high at the start of March of 251.5 , so I am very happy about that.

I am very on track and in the five weeks I have been on plan, I have only had a goodie twice. Once at a chinese place where I ate as good as you can, and once at an Italian place they had mini desserts, they fit in the bottom of a wine glass. Both of us had one and it burned both of our tongues and then an hour or so later I felt like my sugar had dropped or something because all of a sudden I felt awful and it lasted for a little while and then went away. I will not be doing that again. When I ate sugar every day, it did not bother me, but now that I do not eat it at all, it does. Even the Chinese place, I did not feel great a bit later, that was on the 7th after my husbands colonoscopy and we both decided we would not be eating there again as we both felt awful .

For the most part, I have stayed right on track each and every day. I am eating only whole grains, fruits, veggies, chicken and fish, black beans and brown and wild rice and lentals. I am eating some low fat dairy such as low fat sour cream and the only yougurt I could find without sugar or corn syrup or fructose in it, which was a carb control one that is also low fat. I had missed yougurt so I have enjoyed that the last few days.

I am kind of going more vegetarian right now.    I have not eaten any meat today and feel great. I had a banana when I got up,  our youngest daughter, our youngest son and I took my mother in law to the airport this morning early when I got home I had a yougurt and then for lunch I had two low fat, whole grain organic tortillas with black beans and brown and wild rice and avocado and tomato and onion and a touch of cheddar and some low fat sour cream and a bit of taco sauce topped with some red leaf.  It filled me up and I felt great, even withoug meat.

Tonight I am having some crock pot roasted potatoes, some steamed broc and some more black beans and brown and wild rice and I am looking forward to it.
I am determined to bring down my blood sugar and cholesterol and lose the weight and get healthy. Nothing will stop me.

We both go in tomorrow for blood work and the doctor wants to talk to me. I think the poor man thought I was a mess when he met me. I went in for my first visit after going to bed coming down with the flu and waking up with a full on flu, and I was a huge mess. crying and sick and cloudy headed and he did not meet me that day, that poor woman he met was a pathetic sick lady that bears no real resemblence to me, lol !!
I should be at least down ten pounds on his scale and I plan to way myself both before I get dressed and then the way I will be on his scale. Since I cannot eat or drink, I will weight the same at his office and then will know how off my scale is. I think it is as much as five pounds differance, so my scale is too low. Being he has a weighted doctor scale, I doubt it is my scale that is right, lol !!

We joined a gym and have not gone in two weeks, first he worked the weekend, and then he was on the laxatives on monday for the colonoscopy and then tuesday had the test and then he worked overtime thorugh sat and sunday was Easter and then he worked and then his mom got there and she just left today. that is the last of the excuses. I need to be in there at least three to five days a week, and so does he.

I go to the doctor tomorrow with most of my rosacea gone, by diet, and watching  my triggers, not because of the cream he gave me, it cost a fortune and made my face hurt and it got worse and then peeled after I stopped on day four. I am hoping all my tests come back better. We do not want to take drugs so we are willing to go in once a month to have our blood drawn and show him we can fix it by diet, then take drugs, which horrifies us both.

I will get bettter at posting every day, but I am still on track and have not fallen off the wagen and I am losing weight and feeling better.