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Thursday, August 6, 2020
More Good News Today :)
So I went back to my OB/GYN today for the actual exam (last week was ultrasound, finding the fibroid).
(Yes, btw - everyone was wearing masks and gloves, spaced-out appointments, 6 feet apart in a waiting of no more than 4 people at a time. checked your temp as you walked in the door/screening questions.)
Anyway, Happy Anniversary (below post) to me, right? lol.
Nothing says "Happy Anniversary" like a pelvic exam, hooray!
Lol, well, we're trying to fix some stuff, here, so it's all good :)
Anyway, last week, they had also done some routine lab work. Not only was I just slightly anemic (from the chronic bleeding), but the really bad news was and also that my hemoglobin A1c was 6 - which means I'm prediabetic - thus all the diet changes ;)
Though I'm not really overweight - and I have never been a fan of dessert, except ice cream and an occasional cookie, sometimes pancakes or a whole-grain waffle -yes. Desserts are too sweet for me, so I rarely eat them. In fact, fruit itself is almost too sweet for me. And I rarely, if ever, drink alcohol.
So let this be a lesson - you can be fairly thin/normal weight, rarely have desserts/ sweets, and rarely drink alcohol, and still become prediabetic or diabetic - because MY problem was soda.
Though still not really overweight, but I had gained about 15 more pounds, over the past 4 months, both due to the perimenopausal hormone changes causing cravings and during COVID (eating more comfort food, not walking as much).
Though I had cut my soda in half, the past few years, I was drinking more soda, the past few months, like I used to do years ago when working two and three jobs, for the caffeine - working two gigs for the past 6 months, I felt I needed the caffeine to be able to work both gigs again.
Anyway - after just one week of throwing out the soda (except a literal "shot" of it in the morning, about a 1/4 of a cup) making my own smoothies with fruit and Greek yogurt, walking at least 30 minutes a day, and grilling all my food - I've already lost 5 pounds in one week!
(FYI, I make my morning smoothies with ice, Greek yogurt, oatmeal, a tiny bit of banana, and berries - alternating between blueberries, raspberries, strawberries - as well as pineapple, mango, or kiwi - with just a dash of honey.)
Not a lot of fruit, as you can see - and only in the morning, because it's still fructose/sugar.
Morning is the best time, because your glucose typically is at its lowest overnight, so it's best if you can have any sugar/carbs then, and by that I mean healthier sugars and carbs.
Today's was pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, oatmeal, and Greek yogurt (no honey or banana today) - good stuff!
I cannot stress enough the value of Greek yogurt - both as a probiotic and for rapid weight loss - eat a little bit a day and notice the difference!
My doc says throwing out the pop should do it, since my last A1c last fall was normal, so we shall see!