Thursday, April 9, 2009

Well Update

So six months ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I thought now would be a good time for an update.

At six months here are my stats:

Lost 100 lbs.
A1C: 5.6
Cholesteral: Tris are low and "good" chol. is up
Blood Pressure: Fantastic (nurse's actual statement)

The weight loss advantages are obvious. The A1C is exciting because an average diabetic's is 7.7. And average regular person's average is 4.4-5.8. I obviously fall into that range.

So I am doing pretty well. I am off insulin, and now take metphormin only. I do not even take my blood sugars anymore. I am needle free.

God has been good and so have all of my friends. The encouragement has been amazing. Whether you have gone to the gym with me, put up with my picky restaurant eating, and perhaps some frustration at times.

I still need to lose about 70 lbs, and by all reports this will be the toughest in the weight loss arena, because the easy weight has been worked off. But I am sticking to it.

So damn you diabetes....I win....damn you.


Sara said...

Congrats, friend.

nick said...

That's freaking awesome! Way to go, man!

karlie nicole mann. said...

you rule. way to stick it to the man. or diabetes i mean.

luke said...

hell yes you do. so cool.

Sam said...

you want to lose 70 MORE pounds? Good gracious, there will be nothing left.

way to go, bro.


R.W. Shipshape said...

Booyah--what an accomplishment!

Liz.EJ.Lizzard.Elizabeth. said...

HOOORAY!!! I'm so proud of you John!!!

sara said...

Ironically enough, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey just came on the radio. I think it is entirely appropriate.


Tuffy said...

so stinking proud of you.

Jenna said...

Now that's discipline. You're a champion.

rachel rianne said...

sara is singing journey.

and journey makes me mentally picture turk from scrubs dancing to it in the parking lot in front of the hospital.
that was an episode, right?
i really hope i didn't make it up.

you're kind of a qualifier for the title of HERO.
we'll just have to see how these last 70 lbs go.

sam said...

Damn the man! you know you told me yesterday that you hadn't accomplished your "project project". I just want to say that what you've done is WAYYY cooler than even a dugout canoe.