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Monday, October 20, 2008

Blue Monday/ No Blue Moods!

Can't believe it's Monday already! I had such a great weekend. I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow.

Anyhow, I really don't have anything to be blue about. When I found out I was diabetic, there were some blue things that I decided to use to stay healthy!

First of all are these test strips in a blue box. Every morning when I wake up, I use these to test my blood sugar. I prick my finger and put a drop of blood on one end, and with the other end in the glucose monitor, my blood sugar level gets measured.
Then I use this blue cup to take my medicines to keep me healthy.
At least 3-4 times per week, I go walking. I'm supposed to do this 6 times per week, but it's hard when I work so late! I don't like to walk after dark. Here are the bottoms of my shoes which have turned blue...
...from walking on this blue track! Look at that blue sky too!
Well it must all be working, because here are my skinny blue jeans! I bought these about 4 years ago after I lost weight following a gall bladder attack. I put 10 of those pounds back on, and put these jeans back in the closet. Guess what, I'm wearing them again! Woohoo! When I wore them a few years ago, they were kind of tight. They gave my girl parts a wedgie.
No more wedgie though! I weigh even less than I did back then! When I went to visit the diabetes educator last week, I was so pleased to see that in 3 weeks, I had lost over 7 pounds! I had lost a few pounds even before that when I found out that my sugar was too high, so this makes a total of about 10-12 pounds all together! My weight hasn't been this low in probaby 15 years! My numbers were great too! My diabetes educator was so pleased!


My highest weight ever was 31 pounds more than I am now. That translates to two sizes bigger than these jeans are. I've been a big woman for most of my adult life and I have been comfortable in my size, and I never really tried to lose weight as long as I was healthy. Well, this diagnosis changed all that. I am on a mission to put this disease into remission!

I'm not feeling blue here!

To visit more Blue Monday posts, visit Sally at Smiling Sally.

26 comments:

Coloradolady said...

congratulations of your weight loss. I need to do the same thing. I am sure you are not "blue" about losing some weight. I think walking is a key player...get moving!! I am saying this to myself...really. I need to follow suit.

Have a great week!

Tootsie said...

I think any weight loss is something to smile about....this summer I lost 36 pounds..,and still losing...and that is a good thing...too bad stress is the reason...but that too shall pass..lol

happy blue monday...and congrats on the skinny jeans!

Neabear said...

Congrats on your success. I need to do the same. The problem is getting motivated to do that. Aack!

Kim said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Like everyone else, I need to drop a few pounds too. Great post and Happy Blue Monday!
*smiles*
Kim

Patty said...

Congratulations on dropping those pounds! I'm rooting for you to lose enough weight to no longer need your diabetes meds. I use the same test strips, by the way.

Smilingsal said...

Create post, Kady. I remember when you first got those shoes--they were pink and white then--not blue. I never would have thought that you could pick up that much blue from walking on a track. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Shelia said...

Morning, Kady! Congratulations on your weight loss! and that you're doing so well with you new 'sweet' routine! Woo Hoo! you're my inspiration!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Chris said...

A BIG BIG HUG TO YOU, Congrats,on the weight loss. I soooooooo need to follow your path. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Sweetie said...

Congratulations on your healthy achievements. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Shabby Kim said...

Yeah for you!! You should be extremely proud of yourself for taking charge of your health and doing whatever you need to do to make yourself as healthy as you can be. You're off to a fantastic start.

Happy Blue Monday!

Knitty said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Give yourself a pat on the back from me. I know it isn't easy changing habits.

Bo said...

Morning...It was a pleasure reading your happiness through your fun blue Monday pics. I'm supposed to go tomorrow for a glucose test...and I surely would like to kick some pounds to the curb like you have. Bravo!
;-) Bo

judicreations said...

Congratulations and doesn't that just make you feel so healthy as well as actually help make you healthy.
Thats such good news.

Your blue shoes and blue track and blue skies add up to some very healthy moments!
Keep up the good work.
Judi
come by and visit my almost 200th post. Read about in on Friday's post...but visit my Blue Monday too.

nikkicrumpet said...

Sally...what an inspiration you are... and congrats on taking charge and losing the weight so you can get healthy. I really need to follow your great example...and I loved the picture of the bottom of your shoes!! Proof you're working hard!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kady, You are taking control of your life and doing great..I am a diabetic with diet control only...after I loss 56 pounds , I was able to get off of my medicine..a few pounds have found me again and I need to push myself to get rid of them..keep up your great plan... hugs, Baba

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kady, sounds like you are starting to take good care of your self and eat right! Good for you! Happy Blue Monday!
Love, Ann

Charli and me said...

What an inspiration to all of us. Congratulations on your weight loss. Happy Blue Monday!

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! I really need to get myself in gear before something like that happens. My mom got Type II diabetes and I dread it and hope never to have it -- but I need to make some changes.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Its not easy....Congratulations!
Diane

Rue said...

Great job Kady!! I think I should start walking too :)

Oh and yes, I am tired. 4:30 am is when they finally passed out... ugh.

rue

CIELO said...

Hi Kady... I'm so with you.... a not so "happy blue" Monday as a wonderful pink happy day and rest of week....

Hugs

cielo

imjacobsmom said...

You are off to a great start - Good For You! You Go Girl ~ Robyn

Picket said...

Way to go girl!!! I am so proud for you! With that kind of attitude there is no stopping you now! Have a great week sweetie!

CC said...

I am so happy for you..what a great attitude you have. Keep walking...and have a wonderful week. Walk on over to visit me..:)

Justine said...

Congrats on getting back into those jeans! You are such an inspiration, Kady! Most people with this diagnosis would go into a deep depression over it. Not you! You've taken the bull by the horns and are determined to get well! I'm so damn proud of you, I could crow! I think I will dammit! Cockadoodledoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Justine :o )

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Good for you! Glad to hear you are taking care of your diabetes! That is really important! Congrats on the weight loss....that is great!!