Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Dreaded D word.

I am always either on a diet, starting a diet, or thinking about starting a diet. I have 5 children the oldest is 18 and the youngest is a year.  Yes the youngest will be pushing my wheel chair into the retirement home on her 18th birthday which by the way will be the same day as our 28th anniversary.

I had Gestational diabetes with the last two babies, my mother has type 2 diabetes.  With my being overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol I am a PRIME for getting diabetes.  I am a pre diabetic right now which has earned me a few trips to a nutritionist, and a diabetes nurse.

I think it is time to regain my "Thinner" body and my health.  I did not gain all this weight overnight so its going to take more then a few  nights to lose it.  I would LOVE to have a gastric bypass and cheat,.  My doctor said wait 6 weeks and we will talk about it again since that surgery brings in its own sets of issues.  So for now I am going to portion control and have a few diet shakes with some added proteins added for energy.  Which by the way I don't have much of.

So if you would like to follow my journey you are more then welcome to.  I promise to be honest, funny (when I can be). If I get up the nerve I plan on posting a weekly picture of my progress.

My weight as of an hour ago was a BRUTAL 213.6.  I have NEVER been this weight in my life and it scares me. Its scary to think I have let myself go. I am only 5'3 3/4, I am 5'4 with shoes on and yes that does count LOL.

So with this all said and done, my diet will start on Monday!

God Bless