First the plateau. Yes, I am at a bad one. The cuplprit? My sprained anke. 🙁 I took a bad sprain to my left ankle several weeks ago. It was actually my foot that was hurting and swollen so I went to see the nurse practitioner. They sent the film to the radiologist because they thought they saw a fracture. YIKES! Turned out to be an old fracture from my car wreck in 1999 ( my legs and feet got all mangled in that, but we won’t think or talk about that ). I felt silly because I did not even know how I sprained it! She said this kind of sprain, the worse kind you can get, is common to get without knowing how you got it. They put a ‘lovely’ big splint on it and said I could start walking again in a few weeks but had to take it slow, etc. So, the walking slowed down and so did the weight loss. I am at a standstill, but it will start moving again once I start walking, I am certain and plateau’s are very common anyway.
The BIG, EXCITING news is my numbers from my endocrinologist! I am jazzed.
My cholesterol went from the 260’s to 196! SWEET! My triglyceryde’s went from the 500’s (yes, the 500’s) to 131. I am NO LONGER, yes, now I am saying this, NO LONGER insulin resistant with my endo stating I have “Excellent” sugar control with (read it and weep) a NON FASTING blood sugar of 100 and a A, C blood sugar of 5.3 which is < the 7.0 required. 🙂 I also have not had any hypoglycemic episodes in months (a tale tale sign of insulin resitance). That is another sign of its disappearance. Since my Dad died from Diabetes, I am so thrilled this. He also struggled for years and was even on medication for high cholesteral.
I think he would be proud. Oh how I wish he was here to know about these numbers. 🙁 He would be proud, I just know it!
The only number I question is my thyroid number. As a woman with Hashimoto’s disease, it is a never ending roller coaster for my poor thyroid. My endo stated my dosage is now too high and I just don’t know. Hashi’s makes the thyroids hypo and it is hard for me to believe he wants to lower my dosage. I have heard so much from other thyroid patients about how the bloodwork on thyroids are not accurate. It took an uptake test for them to even figure out I was hypo…. my bloods were all on the lower end of normal! So, I am going to drive 30 miles to Lynchburg and get a second opinion from another endocrinologist (a colleage of mine, her daughter goes to this lady). I do not like woman doctors, but endocrinologist around here are hard to find and very slim pickins’. Plus my colleague really likes this lady. I have no signs of being hyper and I cannot see starving my thyroid of needed hormone, making my goiter bigger and my hashi’s worse because of an over sensitive blood test that might have been thrown off simply because of a 90+ weight loss.
Other than that…….. keep me in your prayers as I make my race for 100. I am struggling with this hurt foot and need all the thoughts and prayers I can get!