The Goal is the Same (the reason has changed)

I started this blog last year on a whim. I read an article in and thought ‘cool, I’ll just lose 100 lbs and write a blog about it! As you might imagine, writing a blog was not enough of a reason to make me stick to any dietary restrictions or regularly visit a gym (BIG SURPRISE)!

However, I have a new reason to attempt my goal; A MUCH more valid reason. Let me explain. My father’s family are all diabetics. We are all big people. Sure we’re overweight, but we’re also large even when we’re skin and bones (I know this because I have been there – years ago). I have always believed I would become a diabetic. The genetics are just stacked against me.

Several years ago (about 5) my sister developed diabetes. She is seven years my senior and it was really a wake-up call for me. Not in a dietary or exercise since but I did begin monitoring my blood sugar. At that time I was running about 100 for my fasting blood sugar. That number has steadily creeped up, until my fasting blood sugar level was a consistent 150. My wake up call had become a glaring alarm.

My Daily Test Kit

I am taking action! Over the past six weeks (yes that includes the Christmas Holiday and my Birthday) I have eliminated the majority of sugar from my diet. Gone are the sugary soft drinks, gone are my daily Little Debbie Swiss Cakes, Gone is the sugary coffee creamer. I am proud to say that my fasting blood sugar is now checking in at 115-120!

My goal is to have my fasting blood sugar consistently below 100. The next phase is going to require some time at the gym and dropping poundage. I know I can do it! I hope you will join me on my journey.

About Gayle

Gayle is a Social Media Enthusiast and Consultant with Biz Buzz Social Media Marketing; co-owner of Glynne's Soaps; a dalmatian rescuer; genealogist and member of the Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC); a Cubs Fanatic; hopeful bagpiper; purveyor of positive; and a curious seeker of life.
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