Thursday, May 19, 2011

Just Checking In...

I have been in maintenance since Monday. I have not been weighing or measuring anything. I am just choosing meats, veggies, fats, and a little fruit or starch. I have lost .6 since Monday. My glucose numbers have gone up a little now that I am eating around double the food I was before. Fasting glucose is between 80-90 most days, and the highest number I have gotten in the first hour after eating is 103. I think that is pretty good. I am going in this morning and seeing if my doctor will do the blood tests for me. I finally get to see my husband for the first time in a month!! He is flying in today. The next week will be insane, so I am going to do the best I can (4 day road trip) and then get my blood work back when I return. Then at that point, I can get to work :)


  1. I have a LOT of catching up to do with you, girl! I can tell though from the tone in your last couple posts that you are in CHARGE!

    I've missed you! So sorry to have fallen off the planet!


  2. I like your new blog title! I've been reading about your new perspective, and am very interested in learning more. I'll have to check your sidebar for the information.

    Are you moving to Houston? You know that's where I live!

    hugs to you!

  3. Helderheid- great to have you back! Hope you are feeling better ;)

    LD- I did not know that! Yes we might be moving, and will know in the next few weeks. Tell me what you think about Houston. The good and the bad. We would like to live in The Woodlands. Do you know much about the area? Are there any other areas you think we should consider? I would love to know your opinion! Thanks.

  4. I live in southwest Houston. I moved here from New Orleans about 10 years ago. While I still love New Orleans, and will always consider it my 'real' home, I have come to love a lot of things about Houston. Keep in mind I was born here, but because of my father's work in the oil industry, we moved all over the world, and then ended up in New Orleans, where I lived for over 30 years.

    Houston has a lot to offer, all sorts of great restaurants, fantastic shopping that people from all over the world come here to experience, and wonderful medical resources. Typically, it hasn't experienced a lot of what the rest of the country has with the economic meltdown. We were one of the last to experience it, and one of the first to rebound. The real estate market is on the upswing here.

    I don't live in the Woodlands, but have visited it a few times. It's about 45 minutes north from downtown Houston in normal traffic. There are a lot of beautiful subdivisions up there, with lovely trees. There's a nice shopping center too. They have some sort of 'code' that in the subdivision areas, all the grocery stores, gas stations, etc. aren't really 'seen' from the street-- There's lots of trees lining the roadways, which makes for a very 'green' feeling. The people I've heard of that live there love it. I think the schools are good there too, if that's a concern for you.

    I don't know where you live now, but one thing you will need to get used to if you move to Houston, is the driving time. Coming from New Orleans, everything was about 10-20 minutes away from whereever you were. Here in Houston, on some evenings, it can take me 30-45 minutes to get home from work. Driving in certain parts of the city, you are sure to hit traffic constantly. It's just a fact of life here. It's the 4th largest city in the U.S., and traffic is where it shows. We don't really have a feasible public transportation system, so everyone drives their own cars everywhere.

    There are wonderful, quirky party to Houston, great arts, typical suburbia. Whatever you're looking for, you can find here.

    I'd be excited for you to move here!

    love to you-