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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
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  • JO0926
    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!
    1736 days ago
    This is gonna be your year! emoticon emoticon
    1744 days ago
  • --MAY--
    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)

    1759 days ago
    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!
    1760 days ago
    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
    1760 days ago
    My 6yr old son was diagnosed with autism this year too . Though we knew something wasn't right.
    1760 days ago
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