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Health Fairs Aren't Really That Much Fun!


Wednesday, May 08, 2013



Follow-up Post - 5/8/2013:

Got a little side-tracked by my Mom being in the hospital more on than off since March 1st! Combine that with not one but two lower back episodes and I not only got off track but couldn't even hear the train whistle!

Got a little wake-up call yesterday at the local health fair. My blood sugar was 54! Yikes! The nurse made me eat some peanut butter crackers so I wouldn't pass out from low blood sugar. Now this can be caused by lots of things and I happen to have an appointment with my GP next week, but since I have folks with diabetes on both sides of my family, it's probably Pre-Diabetes. Don't you just love the self-diagnosis? But, the good news is, I had to weigh myself and I had lost 5 lbs (again) and 1 and a half inches off my waist so I'll take that!

Bottom line... haha... fat bottom line is I can no longer kid myself that this isn't a serious situation. No more "I'll start my diet/exercise tomorrow," thinking. No more "It's a special occasion so it's ok if I have a treat just this once," rationalizing. And most importantly no more "I'm just too tired or too sore or too sleepy or (insert "too" here) to exercise," If I don't do it NOW it won't get done.

I was lucky (?) enough to get a "Re-Do" so all the advice I've been so self-righteously giving my diabetic relatives and friends, I'll be trying out on my self from now on. I've never felt like more of a hypocrite than I do today.

So back on track and loving life! Ain't it great when God gives you a little hint when you're heading in the wrong direction?

For the record, I won't weigh again until the Summer's Solstice which is only a couple of weeks away now on June 21st (well I guess the nurse will next week, but I'll ask her not to tell me) and after that I'll just weigh/measure once a week to keep on track. I do think the break from weighing myself helped with my obsession to weigh everyday which in itself isn't a bad thing but the melt-downs afterwards I definitely do NOT miss.

BTW Mom's doing much better and will hopefully be going home today!
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 5/26/2013 9:26PM

    Checking in to see how you are doing.

Glad to hear your Mom is better. Kudos on the 5 lbs lost!

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MISSYGEEN 5/10/2013 2:01AM

    emoticon wishing you the best on this leg of your journey. good news that your Mom is getting better. I'm sure the stress of that has it's impact on you. I am thinking of a new non weigh in challenge for myself. Haven't yet decided on what the challenge is but I know I need to change some habits that aren't scale obsessed.

Good Luck reaching your goal.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/9/2013 3:09PM

    My blood sugar bottomed out at the health fair too. 10 hours of fasting for labs is way too long to go without eating for me. I hope your plan stabilizes your blood sugar. Mine is good when eat right.

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TERRIMMIX 5/9/2013 10:01AM

    Mom DID get to go home yesterday! Yea!!!!!!!!!!!

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HEYITSLISA 5/9/2013 9:28AM

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CLPURNELL 5/8/2013 10:09PM

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Hope the doctor appointment goes well.

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