Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess
...Just one question: why do you look a little more "smiley" in your before than you do in your after? I'd be grinning my head off if I lost 50 pounds. Well, my equivalent of your 50 pounds.
Hah! Well, I did take a smiley photo, too, but that one came out kind of blurry.
Originally Posted by CraigC
Great job Steve! Has your doctor reduced your meds any? I have lost a total of 70# now and Friday night, I increased my walking distance to about 3 miles. I know it isn't possible right now for you to get outside and walk, but I'll tell you my energy level has increased tremendously since I started walking. Good luck with reaching your goal! I'm still shooting for another 80#.
Craig, that's awesome! I really hope you get to your goal. I still have another 40 to go, too.
My doctor wanted to prescribe meds when I was diagnosed with T2, but I asked him to give me some time to see if I could first get it under control on my own. So he wanted me to come back in January for a follow up. I didn't see any need. My blood sugar has been completely normal for the last two months.
You're right about it being too cold to do much outside activity, so I've been hitting the gym 3-4 days a week. I even started strength training and HIIT sessions as part of my New Year's resolution. It's unbelievable how much it's lowered my blood pressure. I thought for a while I was going to have to go on medication for hypertension, but not anymore. The only meds I'm taking now are vitamin supplements.