February 4th, 2012



I've been walking about 20 minutes every day except my work days (weekends, 2 days one week, 3 the next).  As a result, I haven't lost much weight to speak of, but my medication needs are apparently changing.  I was taking my blood pressure med twice a day, but my pressure was getting so low I was feeling light-headed when I stood up, so I went to once a day.  My pressures were still very low (roughtly ranging from 100/67 to 124/74,  for example) so I've been OFF of it for a couple of days now.  I'm going to check it for the next few days to see if it starts creeping back up.

I've been on insulin shots before meals to control my blood sugar and I'm currently running a test on that as well.  I didn't take insulin before my last meal and I will check my blood sugar in a few minutes (about 2-2.5 hours after the meal) to see how close it is to normal (70-110).  If it is under about 130 or 140, then I may be able to stop the insulin and just keep using the oral med (metformin).  These are MAJOR improvements in my quality of life, as you can imagine.  If I can't stop the insulin yet, I'm confident it won't be long until I can. 

I need to be just a little bit more careful about my food choices (mainly, eating a little less) and I need to at least double my exercise regimen.  These are just small tweaks in the scheme of things.  Not easy tweaks, because I want to be lazy, but small.  Gimme a couple of weeks and we'll see where this takes me.

"I only go forward." Michael Caine