Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Win Some, Lose Some

It's been a while since I provided a Weight Loss update. :)

I've been on and off the Weight Watchers wagon for the last 6 weeks, but I've continued losing weight regardless. (Thank you, breastfeeding.)

My original goal by my August 3rd endo appointment was to go from 183.2 lbs to 173 lbs. Result? 170 lbs. Thank you. :)

My second goal was a drop in pants size (from 16). I'm in a 14 and sometimes a 12, depending on the alignment of the cosmos.

My third goal...my A1c. I wanted to see a drop from 7.0% to 6.5%.

[shifts feet, kicks dirt, checks fingernails for something interesting... Is that the phone ringing? What's that behind you? That's a weird place to put a piano.]


7.7%

Sigh.

The highest I've seen in 6 years. siiixxxx yeeeaars. It's not high. It's not even in my greatest hits of high A1cs. It's an average of 179ish. But it's not what I was aiming for this time.

what went with me to the endo appointment
That being said, I can't say I'm surprised at all. My meter average was reading 190, my standard deviation was a whopping 70/80+. That's out of whack even compared to my usual game of chutes and ladders.

In four months, it rose .7%. So I have to check some of my habits before this runaway train hurtles itself into eightsville.

I believe that switching back to my Cozmo pump almost a month ago has helped. I can see at a glance on its handy Therapy Scorecard screen that I'm wasting a lot of insulin in corrections - 20-30% of my TDD. I like to keep high blood sugar correction doses below 10% of my total insulin usage. That was a red flag for me to start adjusting my post-partum basal rates and make them just normal people basal rates. I waited too long to make those adjustments.

We are continuing to follow our Weight Watchers (which for those of you wondering is a makeshift "free Weight Watchers") plan. My next A1c check will be in mid-December... Goals?

As far as weight is concerned, I haven't been below 160 pounds since I was 16. So I'm not setting that bar any lower. Let's say 163. Yeah, 163. And my size 12s should feel roomy.

For the A1c, I'm going to strive to get it back in the other direction. Nudge it. Skooch it. Shimmying down toward 7 again. I'll take whatever I can get.

1 comment:

  1. Pregnancy hormones are the *worst*. I'm just coming off nursing and everything's gone haywire - I bet a few weeks of normal people basal rates will drop that average pretty quickly!

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