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A New Year Already?


Monday, December 30, 2013


It seems to me like it was just a couple of months ago that we were celebrating the beginning of 2013. Time seems to go by a lot faster the older I get. I use to hear my parents say that when I was a kid and I didn't understand how time went by so fast for them and seemed to go so slow to me.

This year has been a little weird for me. I turned 50 and that didn't really bother me any but when I went to the doctor and got diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes that threw me for a loop. I have always been pretty healthy and never thought anything like this would happen to me.

I have tried to adjust to being diabetic and to be positive about it. The fact that the insulin I have to take right now costs way too much money (you would think it was made of gold) has actually been a large part of my trying to get healthy. I have lost weight (I was a yo yo dieter most of my adult life). I have logged more fitness hours in the past few months than I have in the past few years. I plan my meals and snacks for work the night before and put them in my food tracker so when the others in my office have pizza on the table when I walk in or a large batch of candy or cookies I can tell them I can't have any because I have to plan my food the day before. I now try to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night when I use to only sleep 4 or 5 because I found out that insomnia like I have can mimic and even cause you to have Type 2 Diabetes.

In just the few months since I have found out I was Diabetic I have made a lot of positive changes in my life. In a lot of ways I grew up overnight because of it. Just because I am 50 doesn't mean I act or think that way. I can honestly say that the cost of the drugs I now have to take are the cause of most of the changes I have made and the fact that I want to live a long, healthy life.

I read some blogs today about what people want to do in 2014 and for me I want to be able to control my diabetes without medication. To do that I have to continue to lose weight, workout daily and focus on my carbohydrates and food intake all the time. I am going to continue to try and be positive about having diabetes and my life in general.

So I Wish All Of You A Very Happy, Healthy & Successful New Year!!!!!!
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/3/2014 9:39PM

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CHALLENGER15 1/2/2014 10:32AM

    You might want to check out NORASPAT's blogs. She is a diabetic who keeps her diabetes in control, and she is just delightful.

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