Weight Loss Journey Day 29 + A1c & New Meds

Rupert, Idaho
February 3, 2021 12:38am CST
Hello everyone, how are you doing? Well I hope. The doctor's office called today and I talked with the nurse. She told me that the doctor was looking into the new med and it was approved so I guess I will be started Ozempic. He said that would be in place of the other shot I am doing - I hope because I don't want two shots (although the new one is once a week I think). Anyways, they also let me know what my A1c was. It's jumped up to 9.1 - yikes. That's the highest it has been in 2 or 3 years. Three months of carbs didn't do me any good. I definitely need to be on low carb, as I got my A1c down to 5.6 before with sticking to it. I thought doing the WW would be helpful - but it made things harder. If I was not a picky eater, then I can see the WW diet being useful. However, for me it just cuts out the fats and I end up eating more carbs. So, I guess I lied when I said I would try it for a month. I just need to try to be better at sticking to the original plan that I had in January. My weight was up a few ounces from yesterday - no I am not concerned...I know it is because I had too many carbs. My blood sugars were not as high as yesterday (fasting wise) but still not good. What I ate today was worth 67 points - that's probably more than the 23 allowed points plus the 35 weekly points (10 more points I think). I know I will be up on the scale tomorrow, if not that will be a shock. We will just start fresh tomorrow.....and I hope I will get the hang of this someday soon. What do you think?
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@just4him (264770)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 21
I think going back to your original plan is best. I hope the new med works well.
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• Rupert, Idaho
3 Feb 21
Yes, it's probably best....All WW did was limit my fats and I hated that. Not sure when I will start the new med, went to pick it up today but they said there was no prescription.
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@just4him (264770)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Feb 21
@MommyOfEli2013 Will the pharmacy call you when it's ready? I know mine does.
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Feb 21
@just4him Mine don't usually do that, but maybe if it is there and I don't pick it up for a few days they will.
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@LindaOHio (95260)
• United States
3 Feb 21
Clean that slate off and start fresh today. You can do this! 9.1 is much too high. I worry about your health!
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• Rupert, Idaho
3 Feb 21
I have had it higher...but when a year ago or so it was at 5.6 that's bad it went up so much. Doing good today with eating, only have had 1 net carb so far.
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@LindaOHio (95260)
• United States
4 Feb 21
@MommyOfEli2013 Good girl!
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• Rupert, Idaho
4 Feb 21
@LindaOHio Even dropped some weight (not a new low though)
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@DocAndersen (55120)
• United States
3 Feb 21
i dread that A1c test every quarter. Although lately it has helped me stay focused!
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• Rupert, Idaho
3 Feb 21
I dread it too, unless I know I am doing good. I thought it might have gone up to the 7's but not all the way to 9.1! But I am glad it helps you to stay focused. I need to focus on getting mine back down to the 5's by July.
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@DocAndersen (55120)
• United States
3 Feb 21
@MommyOfEli2013 that is a really good goal! i usually sit between 5.7 and 5.8
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• Rupert, Idaho
3 Feb 21
@DocAndersen That's a pretty good A1c! My doctor is happy if it is under 7.0 but that is still kind of high.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
3 Feb 21
Start trying one new food a day.
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• Rupert, Idaho
3 Feb 21
I don't do good with new foods, so don't see that happening.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
3 Feb 21
@MommyOfEli2013 well if you want to eat healthier you're going to have to change the way you eat which means trying new healthy food
• Rupert, Idaho
4 Feb 21
@thislittlepennyearns No, I have to do low carb if I want to. I lost weight and got my blood sugars into normal ranges by eating low carb. I just have to get back to doing it 100% I won't be eating vegetables or fruits.