Monday, May 28, 2012

Weight Loss Update: 3 Weeks

For those of you following my journey, Hubster and I just completed our third week of Weight Watchers (the old Points program, not Points Plus).

so hungry i could nibble those cheeks?
My current stats as we start Week 4 are:

Estimated A1c (based on 30 day meter avg): 6.6%
Weight: 175.4 lbs
Pants Size: 14

The weight is flying off. I have already netted a loss of 7.8 lbs (down from 183.2). In just 3 weeks!

I'm already in the jeans size I hoped to be in by August. (But I won't count it as a success until my shorts fit without me having to suck in. Wedgies are a public health issue, people.)

But the real question might be What's going on with your diabetes?

I'm glad you asked.

I have been logging my data pretty consistently with the iBG Star app. I miss some readings here and there, but I try to go back and enter them retroactively.

I am a lot better with carb counting when I am stopping to weigh and measure portion sizes so that I can determine my Points values.

I am a better shopper, too, looking at the label before it goes in the cart, evaluating the "opportunity cost" of foods that are neither good for my waistline nor my blood sugars.

And OMG Nestlé makes a 120cal snack-sized drumstick ice cream cone that my two year old and I think is snacktacular!!!! Thank you, @parenting!

Anyway, the big change is that I'm eating more mindfully, reviewing my data (because it's actually logged somewhere), and not allowing the fact that I have a new baby to derail my efforts at self-care.

Speaking of which, roly poly Dibbs is a whopping 18 lbs 6.5 oz at only 3.5 months old. o_O The boy is massive.

So at least we know my calorie reduction isn't affecting the smorgasbord that is the Dibbs lunch truck.

1 comment:

  1. I am sooooo proud of you! And so jealous! :D

    Need to find me some of those drumsticks & I'm not even an ice cream eater. :P