Monday, December 8, 2008

I love me some Gila Monster Spit!

O.K. so, I've started this new drug...I know drugs are not the answer to weight loss, but oh oh oh!  I have been working out for almost 4 months now.  I know, I have lost inches, and I know that I didn't take a beginning weight, but since going to the diabetic doctor last month, I knew what my weight was on their scale.  And, since that time, not a pound has budged off my stubborn weight.  Not a pound!  Then, last week, I started Byetta.  It was a drug formulated by Gila monster spit.  I'm not kidding.  Seems like these creatures have an ability to regulate their blood sugars because they hardly ever eat in the desert.  One of it's side effects is weight loss. Anyway, so I decided that I'd give it a try but it has a couple of other side effects so I was nervous.  I don't care about the side effects any more!  I lost two pounds and I've only been on it one week!  YAHOO!  

Now I'm going to use rationalization and realism.  It could have been that I finally had gotten there by working out and doing better on the food stuff.  But, I haven't been doing better on the food stuff.  

Actually, last week was a crappy week for food.  I listed some of the foods to my niece and I had only one dinner that could be considered healthy.  But, I did notice, I ate less of the bad, and had very few snacks.  I was nauseous last week, but I have experienced worse and it faded the further I went through the week.  The tired feeling and weakness was, for me, worse because it shortened my workouts.  So, I'm not sure really what caused the weight loss.  But, finally its starting and that is what I'm really excited about.  If it is the Byetta than it's a no-brainer.  I'll stay on it as long as I keep making some progress.  This week is already starting out better, I was able to drink coffee this morning and had just a hint of nausea.  Today also I was full with half my lunch!  I mean I felt stuffed!  Added bonus is my blood sugars seem to be regulating at 100-130 and even when I forgot my insulin this last weekend they didn't spike up as high as they would have without it!  

I would be over the moon if I could keep this up.  Two pounds a week would be 8 lbs in one month!  It's not biggest loser weight loss but who cares?

1 comment:

Cassandra, James and Madison said...

Ill take some gila monster. HAHA No seriously you are doing great. You are keeping me motivated, its just gas and travel towork out by myself. But I do videos here and walka nd run with Maddie everyday so its all right. We will make it. But most importantly you will make it!!!