Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Was on the wagon in a good way about 7-8 years ago. I was healthy. I managed my type 2 diabetes without medication. I slipped. I didn't care. I ate and drank what I wanted, when I wanted it. Once in a while I would watch myself. I did not test my sugar at all. About two years ago, I went to the doctor's. My average was near 9%. I tried to be good for a few months, enough to get a few months supply of drugs. Two diabetes meds and one blood pressure. I gave up again. Family, work woes, and mid life/empty nest blues. I did not care. But recently some positive changes have been happening in my life. Was on the wagon agin and immediately started to feel better, as I always do. While things are not perfect, hope is on the horizon and I want to make. It back to where I was all those years ago. Water! Veggies! Low carb! Lean meats! Whole grains! Less processed foods! More thought towards meal planning and overall nutriton. It wasn't a diet before. It isn't a diet now. It is mindful eating with purpose. I started slowly working my way back. Today is day 2. A little tough being at a job I don't like with so many temptations around but the day is almost done and I have hung on. My head is raised high and I am proud. I even excercised on break. Go me. Here's to a solid sparkstreak. If I can make it till Friday, I will feel more confident about other days ahead. One day at a time.