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I go in spurts

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sometimes with my career, I feel like all I can do is go in spurts, periods when I have the time to workout/concentrate on my dietary habits. Then there are other periods when I don't have time to do anything but work. At least that's how it feels. I know that the best way to live would be to have the habits built, where I almost have to exercise at least once a day, and I have to eat well all the time, instead of grabbing whatever food I come across.

After going to my yearly, with the physician concerning with my creeping blood pressure numbers, my high fasting glucose (but normal A1C), and high triglycerides, I have had my attention drawn to my health. I can't be successful, if I'm not well. I can't keep up with my family, if I'm sluggish due to high BP and high sugars. Luckily, I'm still young, and I have time to change this. I have written myself a prescription: exercise 30 mins, take 5-7x weekly. For the past couple weeks I have been able to do it. But as I have two major deadlines looming, I hope I'll be able to continue this path.

I've also started to watch and track what I eat, not just in terms of calories, but carbs, sodium and cholesterol. I've always said that I wanted to avoid the situation I find myself in, but I have no one to blame for my poor choices and not living up to what I know I should be doing. I have a follow-up appointment tomorrow; I hope that she will recognize the progress I've been making and help me continue to reset my habits.
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PURPLESPEDCOW 10/22/2012 9:41PM

    You can do it! If you can't do 30 minutes altogether, break it up into 10 minute blocks. Call them think time when you have to work those long hours in the lab. Hope your appointment goes well tomorrow. Plan what you are going to eat in advance and then just work your plan. Yeah, I am not perfect but I am trying still.

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