And (for those of you unfamiliar with that reference), of course I mean that we are going to do Weight Watchers again.
I am exclusively breastfeeding a small human milk tank, so I am allowed as many points as Hubster. This makes me deliriously happy.
My starting weight is just one pound over what it was when I started WW before, back in April of 2008.
Then, I lost about 30 lbs in 6 months and lowered my A1c by 0.8%. Those efforts help me get green lighted for pregnancy with diabetes.
Since then though, I've given birth to two precious bebés - one of whom was over 10 lbs. My body took a beating with him.
After Sweetie's birth, I bounced back within six months to my pre-preg weight just by breastfeeding. Something tells me that recovering from Dibbs is going to take extra effort.
So far, everything about my chunky monkey takes a little extra effort.
Anyway, I am approaching the program with a few attainable goals:
1) eat more reasonable portion sizes of the things I already eat
2) lose a little of the baby weight
3) reduce my A1c by necessarily reducing my total intake (and by extension, carbs) at meals
4) make a renewed commitment to my blood sugar control
You have no idea how quickly and easily that can slip away from you. If I look at my blood sugars from this weekend alone (see screenshot), my A1c could be climbing a whole 1% higher than it was a month ago. That's HUGE. And it means I've got to get my butt in gear.
A1c: 7.0% (April 2012)
Weight: 183.2 lbs.
Pants size: 16
|Hubster has never told me I looked ridiculous before.|
Then he saw the outfit I chose to go walking in tonight.
What's wrong with 80s shortie shorts and navy socks?
Weight: 173 lbs.
Pants size: 14
I'll update you on my efforts with specific attention to how my food choices affect my insulin and blood sugars.
As you can see in the picture, I am also playing around with the iBGStar Diabetes Manager App. I am on the fence about whether to purchase and begin using the accompanying meter (which docks onto the iPhone), but so far I think their interface is deliciously slick.
Seeing my high pre- and post- meal numbers in the logbook screen was the kick in the fat pants that I needed. It's time to pay attention. Again.