Friday, October 05, 2007

MMMM Time for reflection



MMMMM its time for reflection on what to do about my health and my weight. It seems like that I am always doing this and finding a plan of attack but never stick at it long enough for it to work.

Well it has to stop now because my health is at Risk. Whilst I have also know it is a Risk, it is now reflected on my medical results and others know about it too. I can no longer say with honesty that whilst I am fat I am also healthy!!!!!!!! Now that might be a bit dramatic but its how I'm feeling right now.

MMMM This time I know that what ever I choice to do, it needs to be something that is easy, fits into my life style and that I can do forever. Big decision and lots of thinking and research to do.

After thinking about my results and getting some advise from a great group of women from a site I visit regular, I do realise that the results are not that bad or the end of the world, but they were a real shock for me. Even though my mum had diabetes and lower than normal B12, I still never thought I'd ever have a problem with them.

Some of these ladies have suggested me getting out my CSIRO books again, reading the Syndrome X book by Dr Sandra Cabot or the Low GI diet my Dr suggested. I did get out the Syndrome X book and have tried reading this before but found it a little too technical and hard to read. This time I've started reading the parts that I feel are relevant to me and what's happening with my body, whilst this program is very restrictive, it does have some great sounding recipes in it.

The more I read about what I should be doing the more dizzy my head gets.

I have started taking my vitamins again today, so I'm taking the following:-

1. a multi vitamin.
2. Calcium supplement.
3. Vitamin B12 (new to the list)
4. Fish Oil tablets
5. my anti depressant tablet
6. Nasal spray for my hay fever
7. Antibiotic's (for my hay fever and infected sinuses.)

Now when I have them all out on the kitchen bench I feel like saying "god do I really have to take all these pills, people will hear me coming from a mile away cause I will rattle."

Now the search is on for a sustainable eating program that will improve my cholesterol, reduce the risk of diabetes and lose weight. And it also has to be easy, fit into my lifestyle and something I can do forever, so none of these fad diets/eating plans for me.

Well I'm off tomorrow for a 2 hour walk with Linda which should be good. Better go and get some sleep.

Tomorrow is another day and I'm feeling better about it.

Carlton
Take One Step at a time.

8 comments:

B said...

Start slow, one thing at a time, increase your water - that always helps me feel better. Then add an extra vegetable to your dinner and try and eat more whole and non processed foods. Just start small and get used to one change at a time - don't go for anything too restrictive or over doing it on the exercise it won't work. I think you're a lot like me, we have to take it slow and steady. Good luck!! I know you can do this.
Bri

boringsahm said...

Well it looks like you have all the tools you need to get started and you haven't seen pills till you have seen my mum and her vitamin collection, I swear she takes every vitamin/mineral and supplement ever bottled!

I completely agree with the one slab rule at Bathurst, I was trying to be sarcastic but I'm not that good at it.

Rachel said...

My Mum does the CSIRO diet (on and off) and loves it.

You will find the right one for you I'm sure.

Wanna_B_slim said...

Just eat healthy carlton.. and think about everything that you go to put in your mouth..works for me.. most of the time...
oh and can you help me get in contact with RAINBOW please????

RAINBOW said...

Hey thee Carlton. sorry about the test results, but you are right - they ae borderline things...a good "Oi" message. Its good had this all checked before everything way off the scale. You can manage this. I know you can. And you know what? Now you have measures. NUmbers. Quantifiable things. WHen I was 110kg my blood pressure was really high. I was put on medication, and then they had to double it. It was bad. But as I lost weight, my blood pressure got better until I got to the point they reduced my medication. Evenutally I was off the medication al togther - it took 18 months. But it was great to go get my bloo pressure checked and see the correlation between my weight loss and improved blood pressure. It was motivating.
Your walking is fabulous too. don't ever think its not anything less. I remember a time I could not walk to the end of the street without alot pain in my legs. But I know what you mean... I feel that way too. I am too scared to weigh myself...I know I am creeping to 100kg again. I want to fight my way back to the 95s and weigh myself when I think I am there. I do NOT want to look at the scales at me over 95.... I may alread be 100kg. I don't know, but all my loose clothing is now tight. All my winter clothes have missed a whole season of wear :(
You are not alone. You can do this. You have a really sensible head on your shoulders.
Let me remind you of this.
It is early October.
October
November
Decemeber.
3 months!
What can we do in 3 months?
We could lose 10kg.
We could!
We just need a friggin plan!
Right?

Wanna_B_slim said...

Thank you Carlton... Yes we have been able to make contact....
The wagon has a space with your name on it girl... come aboard and lets help get these health issues sorted....

RAINBOW said...

Hey Carlton its Nov 16 and you haven't posted in a while. Just thought I'd say "Hi". Coco and I have started again over at CK and we also started CK blogs up again last week. I am going to do what I can to lose weight before NYE. End of year is a great time for me to 'focus' on. Hope all is well. Rainbow

RAINBOW said...

Hey Carlton its the 5th of December, a while new year is ahead of us. How are you doing?