Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." Genesis 9:13

Friday, July 03, 2009


As you may know I've been working hard at losing weight since my January bloodwork showed that I had a high glucose level and if it didn't come down quickly I'd need diabetic testing. I'm at risk both because of family history and because I'm on an atypical antipsychotic. This risk was then increased because of being quite overweight thanks to meds.

I started a diabetic-based diet (low glycemic index) in January. That was also when my Depakote taper started. I lost 25 lbs in the next three months. By March I was at a Depakote level my doctor wanted to try for a few months since coming off too fast wouldn't help anything. Then I had some mild depression in the spring and quit following the diet so closely. However I have continued to slowly lose weight, presumably because I'm eating better than I was even when I'm not at my best.

In the last week and a half I've cut my Depakote in half. I also didn't eat much for several days, but that is over with. Since the dose had gone down I thought this morning I'd weigh myself, just to see what happened.

I'm now at 33.5 lbs less than I was in January. And this is probably not a totally accurate weight since I've got some water weight at the moment.

I'm so excited!


otgirl said...

congrats! I bet you feel great, and your knees will thank you.

Julia said...

Congrats for sure! I know that helps physically and emotionally.