So check this out, I am pre-diabetic. Can you believe it, Dr. Cuddles was right all along so many moons ago that I was developing insulin resistance. Crazy, right? I've said it before, I am pretty fit. I don't look like someone headed towards Type 2 Diabetes. I eat my greens, stay away from sodas and juices, and try not to mainline the cookies and donuts. I don't drink, barely a glass of wine a week. But apparently this isn't enough to carry on as a lifestyle because my hemoglobin numbers came back troubling.
Sigh. They just opened an "artisinal donut" shop near my house and on a day off I partook in my first - and now last - chocolate creme filled moment of ecstacy. So much for life's tiny pleasures.
The trickier one for me is bread. I have done a pretty good job of curbing the pastas and potatoes. But being of French extraction, I splurge on piece of baguette with cheese, or a croissant, on a weekly basis. I live near an amazing french bakey and I sometimes feel like it's my mothership. Meme Celine, my paternal grandmother, introduced me to the joys of pain au chocolat, or a breakfast of just some bread and a slice of brie. Curbing this weekly indulgence will feel like a true sacrifice. My Dad, who just shared that he has also had similar hemoglobin numbers, advised that I turn my weekly treat into a monthly one. We'll see how that goes.
And don't get me started on my husband, who drinks like ten beers over the course of a weekend, could easily stand to drop a ton of weight, and still has pristine sugar numbers.
On the other hand, my Vitamin D levels are now normal and the 5000 IU/day appears to be doing the trick.
I also appear to have ovulated at the right time, just a few hours shy of CD 14 in the middle of the night, so the vitex could be working too.
If I get a normal period this month I will call it a success.