Thursday, May 7, 2009


So, I have Insulin Resistance...Pre-Diabetes, some call it....
What is insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the body use glucose for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the body’s main source of energy.
The body’s digestive system breaks food down into glucose, which then travels in the bloodstream to cells throughout the body. Glucose in the blood is called blood glucose, also known as blood sugar. As the blood glucose level rises after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin to help cells take in and use the glucose.
When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas fails to keep up with the body’s need for insulin. Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes. Many people with insulin resistance have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.
Insulin resistance increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Learning about insulin resistance is the first step toward making lifestyle changes that can help prevent diabetes and other health problems. (this was taken from a site I Googled)

So, lately after I eat I get these headaches...after looking on the Internet at other peoples questions on this I have come to the conclusion that it is because of my blood sugar....You would think after a few months of this I would learn not to eat huge portions and less carbs..but no, I am still eating what I am acustomed to...and not losing any weight...So, if I could just eat smaller portions when I am hungry and stop when I am satisfied and be more conseince of what I am eating I would be like a SUPER MODEL!!!! I am exercising a lot more but the eating is what is going to help me the most. Heather and I exercised one summer for 6 weeks straight and I didn't lose any weight...of course, I felt better but no weight, a couple weeks after that I drank lots of water and ate really healthy for a week and I dropped 5 pounds..Seriously...
So, in my mind are all these peoples' advice...Scott Angelsey said once that if you think about how long of a lifetime you have and you only take out six months of your life to eat the right way and exercise it isn't that much...Larrisa Udy told me that on her mission she made a deal with a girl that if the girl stopped smoking Larrisa would give up sugar and she lost a lot of weight...and other people and books go through my head daily...However, when I start to think "Oh, I'm not hungry" or "Oh, I can go without a snack." then I FREAK OUT..if I am not hungry and it is Noon then I freak out that I didn't have lunch, so then I have to make lunch and eat it and then I feel horrible cause I am so stuffed....same thing with working at Lucky's..I am not hungry when I get to work or before I leave for work...but if it is slow then I start thinking about how a Steak Fajita Pita with Ranch would be so great or a Mushroom Swiss Burger with Round Fries...and then I have the cook make it for me....and then of course I get depressed when I weigh myself the next morning...
SO, I am asking all my friends and family to please lift up a prayer for me to have some self-control with my eating.....keep me accountable (even though I will be totally annoyed at times with somone pointing out my eating habits)....I will even keep updates and try to keep a food journal..I think if I could see how much I eat and the times I am eating (stressed out, etc.) then it will help me to drop some poundage!!! I am going to cut out soda too...just water...which will be hard and work on cutting out unhealthy bread and other empty carbs and sugar.....sooooo here we go folks...I need all the support I can get!!!!


  1. If you need more support, you should try a different bra. Or a flying buttress.

  2. knew I could count on you! Maybe if I was a wet nurse and could nurse like five babies a day then I could be skinny....