Weight, that is! Since last Monday morning, I have lost 3 1/2 pounds. As a last resort, I decided last Monday that I would try once again keeping track of the point values of the food I eat, a la Weight Watchers. This was a move of desperation. If it didn't work, I was going to give up, eat what I want, and get just as fat as I could blame on the diabetes medicine! ;) So last week I dutifully wrote down everything I ate and how many points it cost. I did really good until Sunday, which was the last day for the week anyway, and even then I counted the points, but I went over for the week by one point. I've been exercising, so a friend has helped me figure out my activity points, which helped a lot for when I have blood sugar lows, which is quite often if I'm not careful. So, using all my daily points, flex points, and activity points, I still went one point over for the week - but only because of a hypo episode yesterday. But I still lost 3 1/2 pounds!
So I am pleased . . . and relieved. I can at least curb the weight gain from the medication, eat well enough to treat hypos, and even lose some weight. Praise the Lord! You have no idea how discouraged I was over all this. I felt like I was caught between a rock and a hard place, you know? Counting points isn't fun, and sometimes it's not easy, but I know it works for me. I'll probably fall off the wagon again somewhere along the way, but with the Lord's help, I want to keep doing this. If you've considered WW (and this is not an ad for them), but weren't sure it would work, it works for me . . . with my weight-loss-resistant, insulin-wacky body. It might work for you; you just never know till you try. It's the only thing that has worked for me to any noticeable extent.