Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I've been looking back over where I've come over this last year, and I can honestly say I'm doing okay. I'm not going to belabor myself with all the things I've yet to accomplish, I'm just going to enjoy the successes for a moment. . .something I rarely do. Who would have thought that I would be where I am today? I must admit that I had thought it, but the reality of my situation is much greater than I could have even imagined.
Today I'm just thankful for my life, my children, and family. I hear so many things happening around me on a daily basis, that I'm just thankful to God for his continuous covering and blessings upon me and my household. Hearing about the recent death of a 36 year old mom to breast cancer, is an eye opener and call to continued better health management. My prayers and assistance go to the aunt who is my friend, and who is trying to keep the remaining teenage son (who is autistic) in some sense of normalcy.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I went to the doctor today to figure out why I've been so tired and why, with all that I have been doing, I haven't loss any additional weight. Come to find out that I'm not eating enough. Can you believe it? Especially since I have increased my workout regimen to prepare for this marathon. My blood sugar was only 71, which explains my recent cravings and extreme tiredness. I've been ordered to increase my protein intake and eat protein in small intervals about every 3 hours. I was happy that's all it was. I guess even though I've lost a lot of weight and got off my high blood pressure medicine and borderline diabetes, I still have not escaped my hypoglycemia.
He gave me a new diet to follow that will help with my protein intake and ease my fears about gaining weight after working so hard to keep it off. He actually told me that by increasing my protein I should see even more weight loss, because my body will be getting what it needs, thus allowing me to shed pounds and ease cravings.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
It's hard to believe that today is my last day of counseling. I've gone through many discoveries since beginning my sessions, and I feel as if I'll be losing a dear friend. It's amazing how someone can open your eyes to your surroundings and help you to realize that you are truly free! I feel not only like I've lost a tremendous amount of weight physically, but spiritually too. I've discovered that food was a hugh bandage for me, and peeling back the covering can reveal things that you are sometimes not really prepared to see.
I have found that the weight loss has not changed me so much in that I'm a different person, but that the person I've been all along is peeking out more and more. . .she's been in hiberation for a very long time! Look out world, because she coming out, if you're prepared for it or not!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Yesterday I spent the holiday in the hospital getting a long overdue examination. You would think with my family history, and everything that has happened within the last 2 years, I would have dedicated more time to maintaining my own health, but surprise, I havent! I think I had been procrastinating in this area due to fear that I would have something discovered that I would have to deal with. I know its crazy but sometimes you feel like the unknown is better sometimes. But since my oldest sister was admitted to the hospital because her cancer had spread to her back and the chemo was not working, I immediately scheduled my colonoscopy.
The only day that I could do it, without going through the rigors of trying to get time off during a vacation freeze, was the holiday. So, on the weekend of multiple celebrations, I participated in a cleansing process. It was all worth it because my results came out fine. I can't begin to tell you the relief I felt. 2008 has been very trying for me and my family as we struggle to deal with all the medical concerns that are upon us (some hereditary/some self inflicted). I know that 2009 will be much better - it has to be! There is always a light at the end of the tunnel (I tell myself), sometimes the tears can cause blurring of the vision.
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