"I struggle with eating, up to a few years ago my food choices were pretty bad and my weight and A1c numbers proved it. In October of 2014 my A1c levels were at 6.4 which is considered pre-diabetic. And in all actuality if I was .1 more at 6.5 I would be diagnosed with diabetes. This diagnosis scared me as I didn't want to have diabetes because once you are diagnosis with it you will forever be, even if you bring your numbers down.
The doctor gave me three months to bring my numbers down and three months later after modifying my diet and running everyday I managed to bring my A1c from 6.4 to 6.0.. then I found NerdStrong and I continued to try and eat healthy (with lots of ups and downs) but six months later my A1c went from 6.0 to 5.7.. I was super happy.. with in one year I went from being .1 away from having diabetes to now being .1 away from being "normal". Six months later I had my A1c tested and it went from 5.7 to 5.7, yep.. no movement at all. I was disappointed in that number, I mean I was happy that the number didn't go up but still after dropping so much over the year it was disappointing.
Now it's one year later and I got my A1c numbers again and again like before it was 5.7 and is currently 5.7. My doctor was happy with those numbers but I wasn't. I've worked hard at working out 5 to 6 days a week and though my eating hasn't been the best it's better then what it was but I still can't seem to get that number any lower. Bright side I guess is that my number didn't go up.. so I'm happy about that but I hope for my next doctor visit that number can drop just .1 to 5.6"
Well it's been a year since then and I had my annual physical a few weeks back and I finally got my results, everything was okay for the most part but all I was interested in was my A1c.. after he went through all my numbers I asked him what about my A1c and he said, It's normal... I said normal.. what does that mean and he said 5.6, you are no longer considered pre-diabetic.
I couldn't believe it... I've been trying for over three years to get that number to 5.6 and it finally happened. I'm not only proud of myself because I did it but I did it the old fashion way.. with hard work... no medicine.
It's weird that I actually achieved my #1 goal, it's the reason why I started this fitness adventure and joined Nerdstrong. Of course this is not the end.. my fitness journey has just begun, I have achieved my biggest goal but I'm still on high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine that I would like to get off one day. Also my triglyceride are a bit high so I'd like to get those numbers down as well.. so my fitness journey continues.