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Lifestyle changes but first

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Our hot water heated started leaking. It was only 6 years old
and almost out of warranty. We had it replaced yesterday.
A little shorter and a little rounder than the last one. Sort of like
humans as they age LOL! It is more energy efficient, so the
man says. It will cost $100 plus labor to install since we still
were still within warranty. Crisis averted for the checkbook.
We are getting snow today, possibly 2-5 inches. It did snow
last night but shoveling was pretty minor.
As for the lifestyle changes, it is official. DH is pre-diabetic.
He denied it for months and said it was no big deal. His blood
glucose levels have been rising and his A1C was 6. At the hospital
the last time, he stated firmly that the tests were wrong. Well, he
say a new doctor yesterday and she spent 2 hours with him. He
now needs to take metformin, but a glucose meter, test strips and
keep a daily journal. The doctor is sending him information on the
new "diet" that he needs to follow. He will lovingly lay out all the
information for me, tell me that I have to read it so that "I" know
how to prepare meals and snacks so he doesn't have any issues.
I did explain that it is not my cooking that needs to change but
his eating habits. That went over like a lead balloon. So be it.
I am sure the coming days will be uncomfortable for him and thus
for me. It should be interesting. I will have to "hold my tongue" and
not set off his temper. Like it is my fault that he loves chocolate
anything, ice cream by the pint-you get the idea. Smile, just smile
and do the best I can. I can almost hear the lectures now.
But aside from that, life is good. Practicing patience with the hubby.
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for all the comments that I
know my Spark Friends will share. HUGS!
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  • JUSTA123
    Please research the metformin hubby didn't do well on it the side effects, he had a problem with it. hope you can get hubby to realize he has to change, with men that is easier said then done.. emoticon
    278 days ago
    OMG so sorry.Do you think you could tell
    his Dr.that he is in denial. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    282 days ago
    Oh, lots of challenges ahead for you but I think that patience is going to take you far! I know you'll support him along the way as he makes the changes he needs to.
    I hope your Friday goes fast; time for the weekend!! emoticon
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  • FROSTY99
    Best of luck my friend. I know you can't make any changes for DH-only he can do it but most likely it will be your fault if he doesn't improve his numbers.

    283 days ago
  • JAMER123
    I wish you the best with the diet change and his attitude. My hubby was diagnosed a few yrs. ago and immediately changed his eating and began walking. He said he would following the eating guide all except the butter and was told that's okay. We eat healthy and did well even before his diagnosis. Good luck and lots of prayers for you!
    283 days ago
    emoticon Men are idiots. They have no sense. My son didn;t smoke for 10 years while he was incarcerated. He bought a pack of cigarettes within 24 hours of being out. When I saw him smoking when I went and picked him up, well, let's just say my footprint was on the back of his pants. I am sick and tired of telling him to quit. Now I just refuse to pick him up and take him anywhere. I don't have to breath his smoke. You want to smoke--go ahead, if you husband wants to eat himself sick, let him, no need to get yourself in a tizzy.
    283 days ago
    I guess it kinda hit him on the head like a mallet! Why is it that it always can be heard better by someone else besides us! I can tell my DH something and he argues it, but when the daughter says it, it's golden! So I am spending a little more time running things through her so she can tell him. Mine has been pretty good about trying to get exercise in and eating less junk. I haven't bought more cheetos since Christmas, I think! That's a really good sign!I think it's a guy thing---stubborn as mules!
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  • JUDY1676
    Hopefully all will go well!
    284 days ago
    I can relate. My DH had a stroke in 2004. The doctor told him then the next one could be the fatal one. He
    is still smoking 1 to 2 packs a day even though my children and I have begged him to stop. He continues to eat sweets, loves bacon and gravy which he goes to the cafe every morning to eat. Here' emoticon s hoping you get better cooperation.
    284 days ago
    OH my dear, I wish you luck as your DH navigates the world of Metformin, testing, journaling and lifestyle changes. Yes, it will take oodles of patience, but eventually he'll catch on. It's difficult, but not impossible. BTDT -- and still standing!

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