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Friday Five: NSV edition

I had a post crafted in my head earlier, but my brain was more busy thinking about the protein contents of various frozen meats available at Trader Joe’s this afternoon, so I’ll have to think about what it was I originally planned to write about.  This short Friday Five list will have to do for now.

Today’s Five is about non-scale victories I’ve had this week.  These are the things I have to remember for the days when the scale refuses to budge.  So here they are, in no particular order.

1.  My watch fits my wrist much better.  It actually slides around a bit and I can stick my index finger between my wrist and the band with room to spare.

2.  I’ve lost a pants size and am pretty close to losing another.  My shorts are already too loose and I find myself needing a belt.

3.  The seatbelt in my husband’s car fits me differently now.  Unfortunately, this also means that it chokes me because it rides up a little more.  Seems like some adjusting is in order.

4.  People are starting to notice the weight loss and complimenting me on how much smaller I look.

5.  I looked in the mirror today and am finally starting to see what shape I will probably be.  It was nice to see that I have a decent shot at being an hourglass shape.

I had a few other NSV’s but I’ll save those for a picture post later on.    What are you celebrating today?

Happy weekend, everyone!

Monday Win, Diabetes Edition

So this happened this morning:

Ignore the date and time, as they are obviously incorrect.  I recently replaced the batteries and didn't reset the calendar or clock on my glucometer.

Ignore the date and time, as they are obviously incorrect because I took my glucose this morning after I got up. I recently replaced the batteries and didn’t reset the calendar or clock on my glucometer, durrr.

I haven’t had a fasting sugar that low since…ever.  At least not that I can recall.  Even when I embarked on my last non-surgical major weight loss effort, my fasting sugars were still 100-105, but never below 100.  When I was in the hospital two weeks ago for surgery, my fasting the morning of surgery was around 150, and every time after that my glucose was taken it was much higher.  That was due in part to the steroid I was given during surgery–my doc even said the tradeoff for no nausea was that my sugars would run high.

But under 100 fasting?!?!?!?!?  I’m stoked about this!  Now I can’t wait to have my labs done so I can see what my a1c will be the next time it’s measured in September (it was last done in June and a1c’s are typically done every 90 days).

I’m still on full liquids, and I imagine my fasting readings will change once I am cleared for pureed foods, as I will be adding back in some carbohydrates in the form of soft cooked veggies–zucchini, carrots, tomatoes.  We’ll see what effect they have on my glucose.  And really, their effect should be minimal compared to what potatoes, rice, bread and the like would do to my sugars.

I might just be able to go off my metformin sooner than my surgeon predicted.  I sure hope so. *fingers crossed*

Have I mentioned how much I love this sleeve of mine?

Measurements Matter

A month ago, I began pre-op dieting so that I could lose as much weight as possible prior to surgery.  At that time, I took measurements of my biceps, forearms, neck, chest, bust, waist, hip, thighs and calves so that I could see how much I would shrink over time.

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