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Only 3 More Weeks to Eat Whatever, Doctor’s Orders

Gah, I hate that I have to tell you I still am not up to 4 days a week of my Nike+ Kinect Training workouts. But I’m not dwelling on it. We’ve kept up at least 2-3 times a week so that’s better than nothing, right?

Also….while I’m still not doing so great with all the jumping, I am improving! Last time I did 8 burpees in 30 seconds! (Up from 5!) my weight is still hovering around 224-226 pounds depending on when I weigh myself.

I’m also – admittedly – not eating as well as I should be. Last week I had a follow up appointment with the endocrinologist that monitored by gestational diabetes. I’m aware my risk of developing Type 2 is high so he wants to monitor me going forward. The biggest key to reducing my risk at this time is to lose weight.

He acknowledges that I kept my blood sugars under control while preggo and is not being a total hard ass so that’s good. He joked about giving me a little food break, but said in seriousness that I have 3 more weeks to eat whatever I want before I really need to focus on getting healthier. He also wants to see my exercise increase to 5 days a week by then.

I have my work cut out for me, but at least I’m working towards it!

Besides my long term health, it is important to be mindful of my risks if we try for baby 3. Before we can start trying (if/when) I’ll need to get my A1C tested to ensure my blood sugar levels are in normal range, then start testing post meals as soon as I conceive because I have an 80% chance of developing gestational diabetes again.

….but first I have to schedule a glucose tolerance test to make sure my numbers are back to normal now. There’s always a chance my gestational diabetes developed into Type 2 this time (but I doubt it).

Do doctor’s orders motivate you more to make changes?

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  1. Emily February 4, 2013 Reply

    Congrats on doing 8 burpees! That’s a great accomplishment. My husband does CrossFit and is always talking about those – I’m guessing they’re not any fun!!

    Once I commit myself to something, I struggle at first (especially if I’m having to give something up), but after about 7 or 8 days, I don’t miss whatever it was.

    Keep sharing your progress with us – and we’ll keep cheering you on from the sidelines.
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    • Darcy Zalewski February 6, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for the encouragement Emily! I have been working on this workout for nearly a month now so it’s bad that I’m still skipping days! Still some is better than none… Time is often an issue. Like last night it was workout or grocery shop and we needed groceries. Need more hours in the day!!DarcyZalewski

  2. Tahlia B. February 4, 2013 Reply

    I can imagine it would be difficult to hear that you that you need to change your diet and exercise from anybody, even your doctor. I was very worried about gestational diabetes because I gained weight rapidly during my pregnancy. My ob/gyn just cautioned that I needed to stay away from empty calories. My problem wasn’t so much sugar though. Maybe that’s why I lucked out?
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    • Darcy Zalewski February 6, 2013 Reply

      Diet is a big factor for sure. Balancing protein and carbs and eating snacks between meals. Yeah…remember when it was bad to snack between meals? Now that’s supposed to be better for maintaining steady blood sugar!

      I was already at a higher risk for type 2 before ever getting pregnant and am kind of borderline. So both pregnancies tipped me after 10 wks along due to placenta hormones making it harder for me to use my insulin. Crazy hormones!DarcyZalewski

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