Aug 30, 2017

The In-Between Post

So much has happened the last week, I can't even articulate it all. Some wonderful, some heartbreaking. 

I missed my weigh in last week because of an emergency Friday morning and then Saturday morning I had a race in another city. The centres are only open until noon both days so I couldn't even settle for an evening weigh in.  My home scale never jives with the WW one consistently so I can't even guesstimate. Sometimes mine is dead on, sometimes , its more than the WW sometimes it's way less. I can confidently say  I've probably gained a few pounds but I am not expecting a huge gain.

As well, the last two weeks have been difficult to keep to any kind of schedule with hanging around hospitals for various people, medical appointments, and work commitments.  It has just been overwhelming and I have been trying to tread water.

On top of that, I woke up with a sore throat/head cold yesterday and today will be a long day of meetings until 8 p.m.  Tomorrow night I have a visitation to go to and Friday morning a funeral, then I have a major proposal due on Tuesday morning (Monday is a holiday here) but my sister  (hopefully) flies home on Tuesday (another long, drama filled story!) and I need to help her get to the airport with luggage and a newborn.

I am waiting for the drama in my life to subside.

In the meantime, weight watchers has not fallen by the way side, I am still tracking every day even when those days are 50 + points because of hospital food or just not caring and grabbing a sub with a bag of chips.  I have not had a lot of time for walking other than the 5k race last weekend.

One day at a time.
One day at a time.
One day at a time.

It is great to see some of my followers doing so well - you inspire me!!

Because I've had lots of empty time on my hands (i.e. sitting around hospitals and waiting), I have been reading The Obesity Code and just started "The Complete Guide to Fasting". It's a very interesting concept and I agree with a lot of Dr. Fung's research.  As someone with Type II diabetes I have always been told to eat every 3-4 hours...don't let myself get hungry!

When I do that, I am ALWAYS FREAKING HUNGRY.  When I stick to three meals a day spaced out by at least 5 hours, I actually eat less and feel hungry only about half hour before the next meal is due.  Before I saw a nutritionist for diabetes, I never, ever ate breakfast. My first meal was always 12-1 pm and I never, ever ate past 8 p.m.  What I was doing wrong was following bad diet advice from the early 90's which was high carb/low fat so I put myself into Type II diabetes, exacerbated by PCOS which already had my insulin levels out of whack.  When I read The Obesity Code it was like a million light bulbs going off in my head.  Seriously.  I feel like I have done everything wrong for the past 20 years.

I am not saying I'm going to jump into fasting.  What I'm doing now (three meals, spaced out) is still working (when I follow a sensible program!). It may be something to consider if I find I am truly stalled.

Thanks for reading this far.   I'll be back at the weekend with my weigh in!


  1. Oooh, I'll have to look for the Obesity Code. That sounds like a good read.

    Sorry about the life emergencies. I hope everything settles down soon.

  2. Glad to get an update from you, I've been thinking of you.

    I'm sorry life is crazy right now. It seems it is that way for a lot of us. Hopefully fall will bring slower, more peaceful days for us all.

    It sounds like you've got a good plan going with your food. Diabetes sure changes a lot of things huh? It's good to read the new information, but only make changes if it will be better for you.

    Take care.

  3. Life happens and we cant prevent it but we just have to go with the flow sometimes, the books sound interesting.

  4. Sounds like a lot going on. Hang in there!
    So glad you found an alternative to the high carb, "eat all the time" they give to those with diabetes. I honestly think, or maybe just hope, that that advice will one day be seen as the malpractice that I think it truly is. But at least you've found better advice now. Take care!

  5. Hang in there - Life happens and all we can do sometimes is react and figure it out later. You are doing great keeping accountable even when you aren't able to stay on plan. Whatever is going on is what you have to focus on now. You are too committed to your plan to be rattled by a few pounds gained.
    I'll be thinking of you!!!!