Monday, February 23, 2009

Suck it diabetes!

Consider your ass kicked! So i had my quarterly blood tests on Saturday and just got the results. My A1C went down from 5.5 to 5.1. Normal range is between 4.6 to 6.0. That means I might just need to worry about eating MORE carbs. Rock on!

Even better, my microalbumin result. "A microalbumin test checks urine for the presence of a protein called albumin. Albumin is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys. When the kidneys are working properly, albumin is not present in the urine. However, when the kidneys are damaged, small amounts of albumin leak into the urine. This condition is called microalbuminuria." When I was first tested, my microalbumin was at a frightening 122, where normal is below 26. Five months later, my microalbumin is 21.5.

As I head into running a 10K over the Golden Gate Bridge, having brought down all of my numbers to normal, I'm surprised how quickly the healthy living stuff has become normal. It really does feel like being vegetarian. You eat what you eat. It's stopped being about all the things I can't eat because I can eat them. I just need to eat them in moderate portions. Last Saturday, I ate SUSHI. If you look up the carb content of sushi rice, it's a whole lot higher than even white rice because they put sugar into the vinegar mixture that flavors the rice. But I gorged myself on sashimi (tuna toro you tasty, tasty!) and salad greens so eating the six pieces of sushi was fine.

Looking towards the future, I am actually hoping my weight continues to plateau and my weight loss stops at some point because I am enjoying what I am doing. I like running. I like seeing Danny Glover at the gym. I like playing tennis with that guy who looks like Hugh Jackman. I like going to the farmers market and getting salad greens and freshly picked vegetables. I like eating Scharffen Berger chocolate. I don't really want to exercise less and I don't feel the need to eat more.


ScottE. said...

congrats on the improvements!

Stef said...


And gee, that's why sushi rice is so tasty? :-)