Saturday, June 27, 2020
Diabetes is hard! I saw my endocrinologist on Monday and was basically threatened with insulin if things didn't change. Things will be changing.
My A1c was 7.4% and it was up from 6.7% in December. I usually see her every 3 months, but my March visit was canceled due to that little corona thing happening across the world. I finally saw her after 6 months. Things were ugly. My labwork was the worst it's ever been concerning my diabetes. And it's all my fault. I can blame the virus, I can blame quarantine, or any other convenient thing happening, but I know it's my fault. I was of the mindset that as long as my labs were ok, then I could just eat whatever I wanted as long as I was working out. Well, that sure didn't work out for me! I can't outrun my fork!
As of Monday, June 22, 2020, I have finally taken my health into my own hands and will be doing what's best for me! I am going to try to give up sugar completely if possible. I did it once before and lost 45 pounds. I have the biggest sweet tooth ever, so this will be no easy thing. I love baking and I always have to sample what I make. Now all I need to do is limit it to just a sample! I am addicted to cherry Twizzlers. My husband bought me a two pack at Sam's club, a pound in each package! Twice. No lie, I could eat those morning, noon and night! It's definitely a trigger food for me and if they are in the house, they will be calling out my name! Even though I tracked them, I know they are not what I need.
So, goodbye my sweet Twizzlers.