Thursday, June 09, 2011
I'm baaaack! I have been away for a quite a long time and need to get to a healthy weight. I have recently had some life changing events "wake me up" and I need to take care of myself once and for all.
My brother passed away one week ago, at the age of 52, heart attack. Five years and one day prior, my father passed away with lung cancer (also had many heart issues). One day before my brother died I was diagnosed with diabetes (doctor said she feels it is borderline), but I am sticking my finger many times a day and trying to find my way.
Our family has every risk factor imaginable: cancer, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes. And yet, here I sit, typing this post, and I am 80 lbs overweight and have borderline everything, high blood pressure, cholesterol and now diabetes. The anxiety that all of this has produced has probably not helped me a bit, needless to say.
So here I am. I am starting over, and going to eat healthy, exercise every day, watch my sugars, my numbers and I will conquer these battles and not be a statistic. I am changing my family history starting today.