I did it! Remember the 3,000 calorie dinner? I stuck to my plan of eating reasonably. It was hard. So hard. The mocha frosting. It smells sooo good. And I took a bite. You know how sometimes it’s better just not to taste something because you know if you have a bite, you’ll go overboard? That’s me and this cake. But I didn’t take a second bite. I usually don’t have great willpower, but I stuck to my resolution not to go too far off track just because I had ten million delicious calories within arm’s length.
So here’s my Hot 100 update:
Weight: 151.4 (-1 lb)
Exercise: check (minus one)! I did miss a strength training session due to another cake project I’m working on (pics coming soon), but I’m still going strong with the exercise and I feel so healthy for it.
Average blood sugar: 117. Praise God!
I had an appointment this week with my diabetes doctor and he was thrilled with my numbers: weight (down 17 lbs since last visit), blood pressure, and blood sugars were all excellent. I will get back my A1C & cholesterol test results in about a week, which I am nervous about b/c my cholesterol was high last time and if it is still high, then I will have to start meds for it and I sooooooo don’t want to do that. My A1C (a test that shows your average blood sugar over the last three months) might be a little high since I had so much trouble with my blood sugars last month, but that doesn’t concern me as much since the temporary flare-up has passed.
I’m feeling really good about how I’m doing health-wise overall and am planning to continue that this next week, despite the Thanksgiving holiday. I don’t plan to eat weight-loss portions, but I don’t plan to gluttonize (as I usually would) either. However, leading up to and directly after Thanksgiving, I want to stick with weight-loss portions b/c I would like to continue losing weight, especially since I still haven’t lost all I regained last month.
So who’s cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? We always spend it with Dennis’ family in Abilene, so I only have to worry about a few things. This year I’m making the pumpkin pie (you knew I’d be making a dessert!), cranberry sauce, and scalloped potatoes. What are you making?