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Happy 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Well, 2014 is now completely over - we are almost 10 hours into 2015. I slept a little late after going to bed at my regular time - staying up until midnight is SO overrated! I got up and made myself a nice low-carb breakfast, drank my first 2 waters of the day (16 of 64 oz down!). After my mom got up, I made her breakfast and then drank 2 cups of coffee (16 + 20 = 36 - 28 oz to go!). Then I got dressed and went to the track at a local park and walked 2 miles in 38 minutes. My personal goal for 2015 is to walk every single day. I started walking in mid August after being diagnosed with diabetes (Type 2). I missed a few days of walking since I started and I plan to beat that this year. I can do this. And it will be a happy 2015. I refuse to let ANYTHING change that. I have my faith. I have my daughter, and my granddaughter cheering me on. I have a wonderful job that I love. Even with diabetes, I have my health. I lost 46 lbs in 2014 (since that August thing). I have 27 lbs to go until my weight is under 200 - and I will reach my goal of being under 200. Then I will set a new goal. I think my next goal will be to make it down to 150 lbs.

It's hard to be believe that I have now been divorced for well over a year. August was not only the month I was diagnosed, it was the month of hitting 1 year since the divorce was finalized. I saw my ex-husband in November while in Florida on a mini vaca with our grown daughter (Andi) and our granddaughter (Victoria). He appeared clean and sober. I divorced him after he threatened to kill me while high on crack cocaine. This was after a failed drug rehab stint that he requested. However, he only stayed in for 14 days. And was smoking crack again in less than a week. I know crack is one of the most addictive drugs, so I don't know if he is really clean or not. But I can only pray for him. I can't "fix" him.

But this is my story. And I will make it good!
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  • JMAHNKEN
    All my best to you always. Janette
    2159 days ago
  • SURVIVOR61
    I am so Proud of you taking control of your Diabetes!! emoticon Standing up to it and refusing to let it win.. The weight loss is amazing and You are an Amazing Woman, my sister!! I applaud you for being consistent with your walking as well, I wish my 18 year old granddaughter would take a lesson from you. She was diagnosed at 12 years of age and refuses to eat properly or monitor her insulin levels at all. I can't even begin to tell you how many times we have had to put her in the hospital this year alone.

    Enough of that said, You are an so Amazing!! You deserve a Spark People Motivator Award!!
    2159 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    I know what you mean about staying up after midnight is overrated. My wife went to bed about 10 and the dogs and I watched tv and I wished them Happy New Years and calmed my lab down from the fireworks at Midnight. I was back up at 6. Sounds like you have a good plan for the New Year, I think if you just continue what you have been doing and change it up a bit, you will hit your goal of below 200 before you know it. keep up the good work..

    Bob
    2159 days ago
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    I have been there.. I had Cancer in 82 and they thought I had it again.. I was given the clear just a week or so ago.. Yes be careful cause I never have done drugs my self but when they take that stuff they just as too high to know what they are doing.. You make this the best story.. I have had a bad childhood and abused.. I had not one thought of getting married.. Just wanted to live.. I met my husband and we have been married a little over 27 years... I went from Hell to Heavenly Gain.. I Praise God for my new family every day... I got you and I will walk this path with you.. If you need me I will answer.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2159 days ago
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