Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunny and Serene Sunday

Yesterday the weather was so beautiful it was beyond description. I was awake at 5:30 a.m. even though it was a day off. I jumped up and did some straightening out in the garage, rearranging things and organizing summer items. I had an appointment with my dietitian who has been such a help in learning how to eat properly with the diabetes. Marina was so thrilled because this past month I lost another eight pounds. Since going to her I have lost 14 1/2 lbs. and I had lost a few before going to see her. My glucose numbers are fantastic now and she is eager for the endocrinologist to see them as well. The endo had some ultrasounds done and I was disappointed to learn that I have had some shrinkage in my leg arteries due to the diabetes. This means I must be very careful with my diet, more so than someone who does not develop this complication. It is going to be in the seventies today and when I sign off the computer I will be taking a nice long walk. Another thing I must do is become more physically active. Having lost the weight I did, I have more energy to do so.

Being back at work has been really good for me. I have made many friends where I am and there is a lot of support there. I was in training Thursday and Friday and was disappointed that they were distributing candy. Of the four people at my table three just happened to be diabetic. I did point out to one of the instructors that we couldn't eat the candy and could he offer us something that we could have? Sugar free chocolate perhaps? He apologized twice and I was disappointed to see the other diabetics eating the candy. Ironically, my sugar was too low and I did get to have one small piece but I was not going to sit there and eat sugar I knew I shouldn't have. We have a wonderful cafeteria which offers everything and I found that with two breaks and lunch I was able to have the things I needed sans sugar.

I am wearing slacks I couldn't get into last summer. What a glorious feeling. I am hoping to have another fifteen pounds off by July and pick up a few outfits for the summer. If I am honest, I have clothing in several sizes in my closet. My summer clothes should fit me well as they were small for me last year.

After my walk I am planning to take a quick trip to the mall and take my husband for a Ruby Tuesdays lunch. I love their salad bar and he can get something good as well. I might see if there is a shirt or something as a small reward for my hard work. Tomorrow I am back actively doing my job. I am a bit nervous trying to remember things from two months ago and also incorporating some of the changes made while I was out. Monday is a busy day for us.

I hope all of you are enjoying this wonderful day and that the weather there is as nice as here. It's been a fabulous weekend and I wish it could just last a bit longer. Now off to find some sneakers........


Missie said...

Congratulations on the weight loss! It was beautiful here yesterday wasn't it? Have a good work week!

jennifer said...

It has rained here for DAYS. Glad somebody is seeing the sunshine.

Well done on the weight loss!!

Ronni Gordon said...

As you know, I thoroughly support buying yourself something new. Congratulations on the weight loss!