I finally re-scheduled my endo appointment for the middle of March and of course, once again, I am nowhere near the weight loss goal that we had set at my last visit. And to make things worse right now, I re-injured my knee and can’t really do any physical activity because I am afraid that I am going to tear my ACL again. I will be making an appointment with an orthopedic doctor and hopefully there isn’t anything wrong and I will be able to get back to exercising like I was before. I can’t jog, and I can’t even go for a nightly walk anymore because it hurts too much to even walk a long distance, hell, a short distance at that. My only option right now is to just do sit ups and push ups at home and at least get some sort of exercise in. I might try to ride the bike a little bit, but pretty sure that is going to cause pain as well. My brother mentioned this to me, and I think he is 100% correct, my body is not used to dealing with this amount of weight, and I am at the highest weight level of my life, and my bad knee just can’t handle the weight and it’s due to happen some time soon until the weight is gone.
At times I really feel like an addict, like a fat addict. I always tell myself, “I can easily lose 15-20 pounds when I want to, I just have to get serious about it, so I’ll just eat this fast food and work it off when I decide to start”. These are the sort of things that I hear on Intervention or these other addiction shows. It is sad, but yet, I don’t do anything about it. Go ahead and search my blog, I have probably written nearly 50 posts about how I’m going to lose weight, but yet I still weight more than I ever did, and I don’t fit into half of the clothes that I own.
All that, and I haven’t even mentioned the affect it is having on my diabetes. Over the last year, I have probably had the worst blood sugars that I have had since I’ve been diabetic. I know this, yet I haven’t done much to change it. The last month, however has been a lot better, been able to keep them under 200’s a lot more frequently then before. I read blogs and tweets about people being upset or cursing out diabetes when they see 180 on their meter or CGM. I’m like…. WTF, when I see 180, I am happy, I’m happy that it is below 200. What does this mean? Does this mean that I have accepted high blood sugars, or that I am settling myself to levels that are not healthy and I should not be accepting of those numbers?
I’m not sure, all I know, is that this is a reality check. Cleaning out a closet of clothes in which 80% of the pants and shorts that are in there do not fit anymore is embarrassing. I will not be beat by all of this. I will succeed, and I will prevail.