Another half a year or so has gone
by and I never followed through on joining the MWL thread. Lots of reasons/excuses -- mostly that I sink into these mini-depressions that last a few months. Took Lexapro for it and it helps somewhat but don't like the side effects.
I wonder if St. John's Wort really works for depression?
Anyway, weight hit 167 again on Monday after overeating at a Father's Day bbq. That shook me up and I came back here for inspiration. I'd forgotten about Mary's Mini so reread her articles and decided to go for it.
6/21/09, 165 before BBQ
6/22/09, Day 1 of Mary's Mini: 167
6/23/09, Day 2: 166.8
6/24/09, Day 3: 165.6
I'm hoping this will the shake up my system.
I chose potatoes for my starch. The only downside was my BG at 90 minutes and at 2 hours was over 220. But after the next meal, I got on the treadmill for 5 minutes and it was down to 160 at 90 minutes.
I'm too sedentary -- I think the depression has a lot to do with it, but the hypothyroid and diabetes probably contribute to my total lack of motivation when it comes to exercise. Doing 5 minutes on the treadmill exhausts me but I'm going to try to do at least the 5 minutes each time I eat to help control the BG -- that's my motivation
I've also started a food log and i'm eating small amounts fairly frequently -- every 2-3 hours. Calories on both days are at 1700. I know counting isn't recommended but I'm prone to binges. Eating frequently and keeping track seems to help.
My biggest worries now are staying on plan the two days a week we go to each kid's house to spend time with the g'kids. Eating frequently will be hard and NOT eating what they make for dinners will be too.
I've rambled enough -- but it kept me from eating before it's time