Saturday, February 04, 2012
The last few years have been a roller coaster of stress. My parents were ill. My daughter had a high risk pregnancy. My husband had to shift careers. My dog passed away. And I continued to struggle with fibromyalgia.
To fast forward, both my parents passed away in the fall. I miss them and am still dealing with all that goes along with settling their affairs.
My daughter was blessed with a beautiful healthy little boy.
My husbands business is slowly growing.
I have a hilarious little pup to keep me active.
My health was certainly not a priority during all the turmoil. I stumbled through the days, but at the same time keeping up with Spark People knowing this is where I could find the support I needed.
In November, I was started on a plan to address some health issues that shocked me to have. High cholesterol and insulin resistance to go along with the fibro. Problems I caused myself by neglecting my health. I refused medication desiring to go the natural route.
I just received my 12 week lab report and feel good with my progress. With some very good nutritional support and guidance from my Dr. I was able to drop my triglycerides by 101 points into normal range. Other numbers also went down. My Vitamin D finally rose to normal levels after years of no change. I dropped 15 pounds also.
This is all a result of nutritional changes because my exercise is still limited to yoga and short walks, but I am improving and getting stronger.
I appreciate all my Spark Friends and Spark Home which provide so much support and guidance. I feel positive moving forward that I will see more improvements.