Warning: Challenges Ahead...
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Received some health news yesterday I didn't want to hear. I have been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes. I was afraid something like this would happen eventually, since my eating habits haven't been consistent. I tend to eat for "convenience" instead of "health" at times. I don't know how long I've had this condition because I hadn't had my blood tested in about 3 years since I had no insurance. Hopefully the Metformin that my doctor is putting me on will help with my weight loss, and, as she put it, "delay the inevitable".
So, I'm going to enjoy the Halloween candy for another day or so until I can go pick up my prescription. My doctor is also setting me up an appointment with the Diabetes Guru and the Nutritionist at the County Hospital. I'm sure they will have good ideas on how to eat healthier. It's going to be SO hard to cut down on carbs! Even my Lean Cuisines tend to have quite a few!
I need to find healthier options when I eat out. I have activities 4 nights a week and don't get home from those until 8:00 or later most nights. The good thing is that 2 of the 4 nights I spend at a Hoop Fusion class for an hour. That really gets my metabolism up, although not as high as it used to be!
It is going to be quite challenging in the months to come, but I need to focus on my health. I have several good friends who are Diabetic and seeing what they have to go through is tough. I want to delay reaching that point for as long as I possibly can!
Happy Halloween, all! Hard to believe tomorrow is NOVEMBER!! 6 more days until the election...THANKFULLY!! Not sure how much long of the crap-ola I can stand!!
BRING ON THE CHRISTMAS COMMERCIALS!! I've already started playing Christmas music!!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely On God!)