Yikes - the other day I noticed here on the Diabetes1 website a new little "toy" to play with. Being part cat in my former life - curiosity took over - and I went into play around with the ball of wool for abit (program is very easy to use - takes you 30 secs - bing, bang, boom equals results). I put in my details (you don't have to be a diabetic to use this tool if you are wondering) - and I wasn't surprised by the results of my being in the "considered overweight" area. The interesting bit though of this calculator is the fact that now - BMI isn't the only tool that tells you your health risk. A CBC link that is shown (yeah - Canadian!!) goes on about the waist / hip ratio actually being a better indicator of your health then the usual BMI result.
I do realize that I need to shed some weight (who doesn't?). Age, less activity (especially for me during the winter months), holidays - has caused me to plump up abit. My excuse is that my wrinkles on my face seem less obvious - so I "appear" younger - this is my story and I am sticking to it (you will find I like to use this phrase from time to time - guilt - guilt - guilt ).
Anyway, I have started up stationery cycling almost every day when I can fit in 30 minutes here and there with the radio playing in the background (yesterday on CBC Radio 1 - Jian Ghomeshi of Q was interviewing Jamie Bamber aka Apollo of Battlestar Galactica). I've also started to go the route of Doris - another blogger on this website who averages 12g carbs per meal. I'm going to attempt to cut down on my carbs (e.g. mainly breads/pasta - eating smaller portions - but not cutting them out totally). It's going to be a hard thing to do as I'm a big lover of carbs - but I'm going at it slowly - and adjusting meds as needed (I'm insulin dependent since age 7).
In battling the bulge I will try my best on my own along with support from my main squeeze Mike. He's also been told to lose some weight as well (he did his BMI test as well) - as he went to his GP for the first time in about 10 years! So, it's not like I'm doing this alone.
BTW, if you want to listen to a good radio station while you workout (or even while sitting down at your PC) - check out this great Canadian institution where you can learn about what is going on outside of your backyard, along with great music (and no ads) - http://www.cbc.ca/radio/