Monday, December 24, 2012
Have not bloged for awhile, funny I say that a lot but it's true each time I plan on doing better. I'm not nearly as crafty nor computer savy as most of you are, by the way I love what you all do! This isn't a blog about blogging tho- I wanted to share something.
I went to the state university hospital for a total screening and this is what came back. The mamo as well as pap was clear for the third year in a row cancer free. This is huge for me mom mom had cancer (RIP) and my mother-in-law passed from it 6 mos ago (RIP).
Also, my blood pressure and all cholesterol levels well within 'normal' ranges for the first time in forever. The icing on the cake was my HgA1C was 5.9 which means I am officially no longer a type 2 diabetic!
The Dr. asked what I had been doing, I told her about this Sparkpeople web site and how it was helping me keep track of my diet and the exercises that were provided as well as the wonderful support options everywhere here. She said she would look into it and it might be abe to help some of her other patients.
So, my gift to me, and ultimately my family and friends is lifestyle change, I'm not going to call it 'diet' to me that sounds temporary. Including tracking food and exercise at least 30 - 60 min everyday. This is truly changing my life where I do not have to take any prescription drugs, which is important to me personally. Not to mention feeling great, not hurting which is amazing for me to not ache.
I have a way to go, bit now I'm more encouraged to reach my goal.