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Clarifying Destination


Saturday, December 29, 2012

I forgot to mention on of the things that I need to focus on. DUH!!!
Besides:
- Eat real food, not faux food
- Exercise
- Meditate

My health is part of my journey too. Having Type 2 Diabetes there are daily routines and meds that I adhere to. Actually the list above is part of what is needed for my care. the food and exercise impact my blood glucose and the mediation impacts my stress level which also impacts my blood glucose.

For so many years I paid so little attention to what I was doing to my health, sure I knew diabetes was coming along with heart disease. My mom died at 63. My grandmother had diabetes too, but she was a farmer and lived until she was 89. What was the difference? Diet and exercise.

Okay I'm getting a bit off track here, but since my mom was born a girl and to an older mom, I think my mom felt unwanted. I recall her saying she didn't have a childhood, So she lived it with her children. Cakes, cookies, pork chops for snacks. Don't get me wrong ... I am not blaming my mom... but what I learned was to give into my childlike desires. I grew to focus on my wants instead of needs.

Changing decades of behavior isn't easy, but changes are happening.
I need to:
Test my blood glucose(BG). Testing let's me know what is happening inside my body. Plus if my levels rise I know something isn't quite right. Like my GI issues.
Eat- we all need to eat but sticking to a schedule helps keep my BG spiking and dropping.
Exercise- helps keep the blood flowing and helps lower my BG and gets those endorphins flowing
Sleep- Getting enough rest helps reduce stress on my body.
Mediation- helps reduce stress in my mind.

My ultimate goal is to get off as many meds as I can.

Okay... so taking care of me is important. I kind of like me. So taking care of my needs is my primary concern.

Being here at SP helps me take care of me.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1CRAZYDOG 12/29/2012 6:27PM

    Fabulous insights in your blog! We do need to take care of ourselves, then we can GIVE of ourselves.

HUGS and wishing your blessings and abundance in the New Year to come.

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TRAVELGRRL 12/29/2012 2:58PM

    So much in this blog! Many of us soothe our issues with food and I can see how that happened with your mom. And of course, you learned YOUR relationship with food from your mom, so on it goes.

No, changing decades of behavior is not easy but it can be done...and your acknowledgment of the changes you've made is inspiring. "Progress, not perfection."

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 12/29/2012 2:40PM

    Oh that naughty little child who lives within us seems so persistent. Mine often attempts to lead me astray and giving in to what I want simply because I want it. She does not seem to care about what is best for me, only that I soothe her. Everything about managing your BG levels sounds like it would be good guidelines for anyone. Sometimes I fail to remember all the wonderful things exercise does other than burning off calories. Thanks for the reminder of how miraculously it all works together.

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WATERMELLEN 12/29/2012 10:45AM

    We like you too. So glad that you are focusing on taking care of yourself. And your needs.

I'm always having to remind myself . . . it's not what I want, it's what I need that is truly self-caring.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/29/2012 9:52AM

    Yes, SP is great for keeping us accountable and on track.

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