Need to Lose Weight
I'm the one who got a successful kidney transplant a year ago. I weighed 125 right after the surgery (I'm five foot one) but my weight has crept up to 139 pounds. Yikes! Fourteen pounds in a year. I know why- my appetite is terrific, all food tastes wonderful! In addition, my potassium and calcium counts are too high. And my blood sugar is 100, one point into the "pre-diabetic" range. Docs told me to avoid citrus, bananas, tomatoes and potatoes for the potassium. I drink little milk, but I do enjoy cheese and yogurt and cream in my coffee. Docs suggested I lose some weight to avoid diabetes. So I've decided to try to take off ten pounds in ten weeks- just before my next doctor appointment. I've decided to cut out all sodas (I drink an awful lot of Coke) and fast foods. And drink a LOT more water. Any suggestions? I certainly don't want to develop diabetes. I am very fearful of needles, even little ones!