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Thursday, 20 Oct

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is my first personal blog. I really don't know what to write - so I guess I'll just ramble this time. Today is my 3rd day (again) since starting over.

I saw my doctor for my annual physical on Tuesday and my hemoglobin A1C (3 month average of blood glucose) was 10.5. Normal range is 4.0 - 6.0. As you can tell, I am an uncontrolled diabetic. I have an awesome doctor who wants to find the root of the problem. We discussed things going on with my father-in-law and one of my husband's brothers and how that leads to high stress in my life. He came up with a plan of attack to lower my A1C and gave me 6 months to accomplish this. I've never been one who like exercise so it's hard for me to get off the couch. I've forced myself the last 2 nights to take a 10 minute walk with my dogs. I felt more energized after doing this. Maybe I should be walking with them in the morning instead of after dinner to benefit from the additional energy, but I'm not a morning person.

I have a home-based business selling embellishments for scrapbooking. I have 30 orders to get in the mail today - so I'll be very busy. I'm also getting ready for my first craft show. I'm really excited about doing the craft show. emoticon

As the 7 Dwarfs sang in Snow White - Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work I go!

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  • NITER83
    Thank you for all the encouraging words! I really appreciate the support.
    2437 days ago
  • FREETHEGODDESS
    You did it! You wrote your first blog and you have been walking your dogs...WooHoo! Small steps lead to big accomplishments!!! Just take it one day at a time and think "is this healthy for me?" Eat healthy and log your food in the nutrition tracker, drink your 8 glasses of water and walk that dog everyday...it is that simple.

    Give yourself compliments when you make a good choice and avoid any negative self-talk. This is about re-training your brain to feel confidence and self-esteem. Also, think in terms of progress and not perfection. You will make mistakes but, you will learn from them and keep going.Tell yourself that this IS possible and you CAN do it!

    It doesn't matter if you need to lose 5 pounds, 50 pounds or 150 pounds...the process is the same. just take it one decision at a time. We are here doing this with you. Best wishes to you!
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    2438 days ago
  • LILYYELLOW
    Congratulations on your blog! It's wonderful that you have a doctor you are working with and who takes the time to look at the whole picture. Super special!!

    Enjoy your walks. I have "take a walk" as one of the things I track and I always feel great after I do it. I don't know why I resist doing it, though. Ugh!! emoticon
    2438 days ago
  • ONENEL
    Congrats on the blog. Blogging is also hard for me but it is important part, as you can tell, you will get lots of support through blogging.
    As for exercise- if you find something that you enjoy, it will be much easier to stay on track. Walking the dogs is an excellent start. emoticon
    2438 days ago
  • CAT609
    Bravo! You are off to an excellent start. Your dogs will love you walking with them. Who knows, after a while, you may want that morning walk! Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2438 days ago
  • JOLINAR
    You can do this!
    2438 days ago
  • CHICA_BORICUA
    congrats on your first blog post.
    2438 days ago
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