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Bring on the New Year

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 wasn't a bad year per se, but it was not a great year for my health and wellbeing. After a few years of speculation my 9yr old (8 at the time) was diagnosed with Autism (aspergers), which actually, was a good thing to get the services that are needed. My A1c continued to climb, as did my dislike of being diabetic (no one likes diabetes). The number of pills I take each day rose to an all time high of 17!!! (wayyyy to many). My weight came down by only a few pounds. I spent all of 2011 obese.

I do not plan on spending all of 2012 obese, I certainly do not plan on taking 17 pills a day for all of 2012 (Metformin and Lipitor are the first on my hit list), I will bring down my A1C to at least 7, and accept the fact that I am diabetic and my Type 1 diabetes will never go away, but I am a diabetic first and foremost above all else (except a christian :) ). I will continue to advocate for my son and get him involved in the karate he wants to do and will get my 6 yr old in swimming.

These are not new goals by any means, however, what is new is how I am approaching them. My acceptance of my own reality...that is the first move!!

Here is to a great year of improvements!!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JO0926 1/21/2012 3:44PM

    Hello! You definitely have a great attitude! I have a 17 year old boy who is autistic. Best of luck to you this year and you can do it!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 1/13/2012 8:44PM

    This is gonna be your year! emoticon emoticon

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--MAY-- 12/29/2011 6:44PM

    I love your atitude, I will be keeping my eye on you also added you as a friend can never have too many of those right!! ;o)

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POSITIVE_ONE 12/28/2011 3:56PM

    For some reason, I just love the statement - acceptance of my own reality. When we start our journeys, accepting who we are is so critical to accepting that we need to make a change.

Based on what I read above, you sound like someone ready to make some progress. Here is to your progress, my SparkFriend. I know you can do this!

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ONECRAFTYLADY 12/28/2011 2:22PM

    Thanks for posting on my blog today. We are very much alike... from living in Texas to taking some of the same medicines. I feel your frustration at the lack of change in your health in 2011. I added you as a buddy... maybe we can help each other along in 2012. emoticon

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MOMMY2TWO07 12/28/2011 12:41PM

    My 6yr old son was diagnosed with autism this year too . Though we knew something wasn't right.

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