Friday, March 28

Sleep Walking


It has been a very interesting week!

Sister, the dogs and I took a few walks to burn off some calories. I am only supposed to walk a mile at a time for awhile so as not to overdue it. Right now, I am just getting out and moving! I plotted the miles I have walked on the following map to put it in perspective. I am almost to the interstate. Which direction should I head? I am thinking since summer is coming, I will head North...

I am VERY, VERY sleepy. Eating every 3 hours regulates your blood sugar to lower levels which apparently makes me sleepy!

I added a picture to the right. Honeycomb is one of my walking partners. She is not used to regimented walking, so her ears were flipped back and her tail lowered (grin).

I have half of my donations, feel free to notify others. I am going to send out an e-mail to a few more people to see if I can get some more donations.

Til next week,

Friday, March 21

The Test Results Are In...

Here is a bulleted list of what happened this week. I have no imagination today, so it is going to be dry reading.

*Based on the the test results, I better get in better shape or I will have permanent insulin-resistant diabetes...bummer.

*I received several pledges this week! Woo Hoo! Thanks everyone!

*I took a walk down the country road with Katie, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Wanna Be.

*The physician said that my goal over the next few weeks is to walk 6 times a week for at least 20-30 minutes. I also, need to start doing the Dietary Exchanges for a Dysglycemic Diet Plan and write down everything I eat. While I am at it, I should write down how I feel. He also recommended a specific multi-vitamin.

*I have this 20 page explanation of my test results and what it means to me and how my fitness plan will work. It is very thorough. I learned a lot. Especially, why I find it hard to lose weight.

Until next week....

Friday, March 14

Bed Side Manner...EXCELLENT

Dear Blog Readers,

It was the BIG day. I went to the weight loss clinic today to meet with the Integrative Health physician. After completing pages and PAGES of paperwork I met with the doctor to discuss the program.

The physician I am seeing studied with Dr. Weil who is a leader in combining Western with Eastern medicine, so to speak. He got to know me and I got to know him. I think that he is a good fit. He is very energetic and I think truly believes in preventative medicine.

I had several batteries of tests today, vials of my blood are now sitting somewhere waiting for testing. Next Friday I will find out what the plan of action is regarding the recommended treatment.

My hope this weekend (if weather allows) is to get in a couple of mile long walks to get started training! I think Honeycomb (the dog) is going to be very unhappy with the harness she will be wearing when we go for walks...

Check back next week for another update!


Thursday, March 13

And So It Begins...

Today I start notifying everyone of the big challenge...