Ok! I did write this up, but then my computer had a tantrum….so here goes again. A summary of how this week went!
-I’ve lost 1kg this week….not as much as last week, but it’s still progress. Grand total lost so far=3kg.
-I still am not drinking soft drink, especially Coke Zero or Pepsi Max…or anything with artificial sweetener. I did have one treat because of my sister’s birthday, where I was rewarded with Grape Fanta. But still, I’ve been aiming (and mainly, achieving) 8 glasses of water a day.
-I officially started my gym contract last week. My best friend and I also went along to our first aqua aerobics class. This is going to be embarrassing to mention but….it was a really tough workout! Apparently, we signed up for the not-so-easy lesson…and I nearly died. However, the ladies there were pretty easy-going and liked a laugh. I was constantly reminded of how uncoordinated I am, but we had a great workout and are continuing to go every Wednesday!
-MY BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL MONITORING IS STILL GOING WELL! This is in caps because it means so much to me that I’m getting my diabetes into control and finally making this a habit again. I’ve got diabetes clinic next month, so I’ll have heaps of records to show them to help adjust my insulin amounts. I’ve even made enough reward monies from checking my levels that I was able to buy myself the pocket watch I’ve been after for FOREVER as a reward. Very exciting!
-Ukulele playing is getting better! I know about a dozen or so more songs now, and am gradually getting used to different keys. Still love playing it!
-One down note is that my NLD (Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum….otherwise known as the ulcer on my leg I’ve had for two years that won’t bloody leave!) seems to be getting better, but it’s very slow in healing and has been quite red and inflamed this week. So, I”m off to the dermatologist this coming week to see what I can do. It will most likely take a year or two for the scarring to go down and be fully healed…so I’ve got a long way to go.
So….what is ahead this week?
-As of this morning, I enrolled into my first unit for my Master of International Relations. I’ve been eager to start some external studies related to work (and which I actually enjoy too), and I can’t wait to commence the unit next month.
-I’m aiming to hit the gym three times this week. I finally tracked down a decent and inexpensive sports bra (impossible, normally, for anyone above a D cup!) so I’ll be able to try out the gym a bit more without feeling like I’m going to have a wardrobe malfunction.
-Keeping on the water!
-Getting my NLD sorted out for faster healing
-Haircut….a cut and treatment once a month after work is my de-stress treat I give myself.
-Trying not to worry too much: I’ve got some big stuff coming up this week and over the next few weeks, so I’m trying to keep a level head. I’m also reminding myself of the true friends I have and how I appreciate the effort they make for our friendships around work and health and getting things in control. I’m really thankful for these peeps.
See you in Week 3!