Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hi there. I'm a busy person. Going to work full time, going to college part time, taking care of my elderly mom, who lives with me, and a mom too. I have adult children. The older two I don't worry about as much because they are in their 30's with families of their own. so I'm a grandma too. My youngest pair are a bit trying getting their feet wet in the adult grown up world. One is going to college and plans to leave out on her own this summer as she tackles an university nearby. My other is a boy, interested in video games and having fun. He hasn't become serious with his life and is in search mode of what he wants do with it, but he's getting there...slowly. So my younger two come to me when they have a crisis. My mom depends on me to help her with medications and getting whatever she needs. My hubby depends on my to keep the household in good shape , paying bills, getting groceries.. whatever. He's mostly a "yard/car" person, not good at cooking, but can grill a mean steak. So indoors, he's not much help to me taking care of things. And that is why I'm so stressed most days. I'm so busy caring for other people that I have let myself lapse big time. I need to get my health in order. I have diabetes and now my recent labs show I have a "fatty liver" , although my enzyme tests are still normal. So exercise is what I got to do and eat well needs to be a priority. It's been a slow start. I'm hovering around 204 and need to lose 50 lbs. Well that's the goal. I was at 216 once, with high glucose readings, but I got those down, thank goodness. I exercised a lot once... I walked a lot once.. but the last six months of 2012 was overwhelming. I had gallbladder problems and just had it taken out about three weeks ago. So yeah, my life isn't my own.. but I want it back. So I'm here to get some motivation and track what I eat and how much I exercise. Hopefully, I can make steady progress this year. Hope to make some new friends for encouragement.