Saturday, 9 February 2013

Celebrating a MASSIVE achievement

WARNING ... This is not a quilting post!

I jumped on the scales for my usual weigh in.  

To my absolute amazement I now weigh a massive 64.4 kg or 142 pounds less than when I gave birth to my son in 2005!!

While I have not been actively dieting, my busy life, full time work and two children ensure that I am on the go most of the time.

Some of you know that I put on 40 kg in my first pregnancy and then added another 30kg in my second.  I also developed Gestational Diabetes, which needed daily blood sugar readings and injections of insulin twice a day.  My Gulcose Tolerance Test (GTT) had a reading of      16 mmol/l ... way over the threshold of 8 mmol/l for gestational diabetes.

I am also taking part in a 15 year study following women who were insulin dependant in pregnancy.  I recently did a follow up GTT and my results were NORMAL!!!  

This is fantastic and I plan on keeping my weight off and living diabetes free!

If I can be an inspiration for others to lose weight and keep healthy ... then my work here is done!