Don't have time to do a big reply but just wanted to say hi. I too am diabetic but I am diet controlled but have been on metformin and insulin whne pregnant. Weight loss got rid of my diabetes to sucha degree that in my last pregnancy I only needed medication in teh last few weeks. When not pregnant it is totally fine. At my biggest I was 19 st 6lb but started this time at 18. I am now 15st 3 which is my lowest in my memoreable adult life I feel amazing and ready to loose another 3 stone to be at my 12 stone target.
Just wondering why you are not comepletely following Atkins? I think you will get far better results and far better blood sugars.
Hi Emma... I am properly doing Atkins now... was just experimenting with what my body could digest but seem to have fallen back into my Atkins routine as its just SO easy!
Had high BG's this morning... felt sluggish waking up & didn't want to get up & when I took my bloods they were at 10.0 which I guess explains it! Not sure why... maybe I'm coming down with something as I was at 5.7 last night & apparently colds etc can have an affect on them!
Diet has been good... trying to keep to 3 meals a day as I know my snacking can get a bit out of control on Atkins.. its the mindset of I know I can have it so I do & I need to get out of eating for the sake of it!!
Have a food shop coming tonight with some lush new products so excited about that & some Atkins bars which I will use for brekkie probably as my tablets make me feel nauseas in the morning!
Hope everyones having a good start to their week. x
Well ladies... tomorrow is weigh in day & will give me my first months total!! I've been adding up my totals daily so it won't be much of a suprise but after tomorrow the scales will go into hiding & I will weigh in either weekly or 2 weekly!!
Have to say, its been 1 month since being diagnosed with diabetes & so far its been the best kick up the backside that I have ever had.
I'd lost all motivation & 2009 was a complete washout but 2010 is my year I can feel it!!
Well.... 21.8 lbs lost in january!! Those 0.8 lbs are very important!! Roll on february... be good to actually have someone notice it, only trouble with being a big bird is that you have to lose quite a bit to start with before anyone actually notices!!
Be lovely to get into the next size down in clothes too... I am feeling like I need to reap those kind of rewards now!
My husband was saying how well I'd done & I was saying that when I've lost 3 or 4 stone I will book myself a treat... maybe a facial, hair colour, spa treat & my son who is 6 said... or a trip to sainsburys!! Nearly fell off my chair laughing!!
At the moment I feel sick, nervous & full of butterflies!! Why???
Because I have sent of for an application for a job, its crazy that I feel like this but it has been 11 years since I had to apply for a job, the thought fills me with dread & excitement all at the same time!!
And all I've done is ask for an application form... what would I be like if I got any further!!! Crazy!
Feel desperately sad today for my little sister, she is 25 weeks pregnant with her 2nd child & was told yesterday that her baby is half the size it should be weighing only 348g, the blood supply to the brain is on the cusp of insafe, the fluid is very low & there is a strong chance of chromosome problems. She was given steriod injections yesterday to give little ones lungs a boost & has to go back for more.
The specialist has told them that although she is over the 24 weeks the baby is not viable because it is just too small. They are hoping that it will survive & grow enough in the next 4 weeks so that they can deliver by c-section.
My sister is just the most amazing person, she had a molar pregnancy, before she had her son, which resulted in her getting cancerous cells & had to have chemo & now she has all this! I have never ever heard my sister say a bad word about anyone, she is the typre of person that would give you everything if you need it. It seems so desperately unfair that they have to go thru this... they both have a very strong faith & believe that Gods hand is on them & he has a plan. I struggle to understand why they would have to go thru this with such a strong faith!!
Just feel very emotional for her today & feel so bloomin' useless I just wish there was something I could do!
All's good here, well apart from my sisters situation no change next scan is on the 16th. Think its finally hit them both which personally I think is a good thing.. the fact that they've both been staying very strong & saying they're cool with did worry me but the shedding of tears & outshowing of emotion is good for them both.
As for me things are ticking along nicely, went to a christening today & as I was queueing up for the buffet I looked at it & thought there is absolutely no point in me queueing as there was nothing I could eat!! It was all very beige & carby!! Just as well I had an atkins bar in my bag!!
Off for my first months check up with my Diabetic nurse tomorrow so hoping for good news!