Saturday, June 23, 2007

6/23 Fat, fat, fat

So my body is finally sending me a big message--LOSE WEIGHT!

A routine blood test found that I'm pre-diabetic. My only complaint when I went to the doc was that I'm always tired. That is from dehydration perhaps. She said that in hot and humid climates we need to drink 1/2 of our weight. If someone weighs 180, pounds they need to drink 90 ounces of water a day--not tea, not soda, not juice, not beer, WATER. She said that this type of climate is really different and our body responds differently.

But anyway, pre-diabetic. When the nurse called she said the doctor would put me on meds or I could do it through diet and exercise. I want to try without meds, but it's a little scary. If I fail, I could develop diabetes. This news is difficult for me because I can't blame heredity. I gained weight. I did it to myself. What an awful feeling.

(Part of my tiredness, I'm sure, is that my dog gets me up in the middle of the night almost every night to go outside. The good part is that she's housetrained pretty much, and doesn't have accidents. Last night was a different story. She had diarrhea. All over the dining room rug. Why can't animals use tile? Why must they use carpeting? I felt bad for her, because it was obvious she couldn't help it. But I felt sorry for me too---3 AM, shampooing the rug.)


Anonymous said...

Not a lot of good news today for you...sorry. Of course YOUR health is most important, and I am sure you feel a little overwhelmed by the news, but maybe it is just what you need to KICK IT IN GEAR. I know what you mean about doing it to yourself too...for a long time I blamed having 3 babies, but come on, my 'baby' is 20 years old now, so it can hardly be his fault. Then I blamed it on the depression after losing my dad when I stacked on 30 EXTRA pounds I didn't need, but he has been gone for over 10 years now, so again, not HIS fault. I guess because I do come from 'addictive' DNA, that I will say MY drug of choice is FOOD>>> I love it all. And unfortunately, I love it in LARGE doses. So good luck...I know it is a hard habit to break like most are.

Poor Q...Hope she is feeling better. You are right about one thing though. Pets ALWAYS mess on the carpet. Kirby has an extremely sensitive stomach and throws up a lot, but he is so smart now he always heads right to the door...he always seems to make it but sometimes I am not as fast to get the door open for him. Good luck with Q, and invest in a spot bot if you don't have one.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

I don't have a SpotBot, Cin, but you're right I should get one.

As far as the weight goes, since I live in the South now, maybe it will be easier to find fresh fruits and vegetables. That would be handy....

About food--that's the same thing with me, it's not really what I eat, it's how much. Love that full feeling.

Anonymous said...

Why can't they invent a Roomba for dog poop?

My friend Susan was in the same boat as you. Borderline diabetic and she is considerably heavier than you. She also chose to try to correct the situation through diet (and exercise) and it has worked really well. Her numbers are down to high-normal and she has no symptoms.

When she cheats and gains a lot of weight the numbers go up, and when she "re-behaves," they improve again. I hope you can can control yours without drugs, too.

I'm going on a diet Monday myself. I'm feeling sluggish, too.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

Dave, that's good news, knowing that your friend was able to change the numbers.

And I'd feel sluggish too after two wonderful weeks in Las Vegas. It's hard for me to feel bad for you. :0

Thanks for the note, Dave. Love ya.