March 5th, 2008

Bruce, Caroline

Noticeable Progress

Hi everyone. I've got to go spend an hour with the diabetic nurse this morning so this will be short, but I had to come in here and write. When you're supposed to be working toward a goal, it's always nice to see positive results, in a way that really shows that progress has been made. In the past nine months or so I have lost a total of 34 pounds, and eleven of those pounds have been since I talked to my doctor at the beginning of January about the diabetes. When I stepped onto the scale this morning and heard my number I realized that I'd hit, and surpassed, a personal goal that I'd set for myself; kind of a marker on my way to where my doctor wants me to be. I've got 9 pounds to go to get where she says I need to be to possibly eliminate the diabetes, but 9 pounds after the 34 shouldn't be too bad. And, I've done it without giving up the things that I like to eat.

Anyway, I've got to run so that I can go wait for my van, but I needed to post this before leaving.