Where I am now and why I am back on Sparkpeople
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Whereas I love SPARKPEOPLE, and especially my dear SparkFriends,
it can just gobble up so much time!
I love my life as a trucker's wife and enjoy being on the road with him, though that has been cut back a good bit due to knee surgery 3 years ago, then sciatica and spinal stenosis this past year. I gained up to 183 with that setback but am back to 168 which is "only" 4 pounds from a healthy BMI. I also got a pre diabetes diagnosis in February: A1C of 6 up from 5.7 the previous year. The Diabetes Educator told me this week that I am most likely out of pre-D now, based on my fasting blood glucose numbers BUT the challenge of really learning how to manage my diet makes my head spin sometimes!
Part of my motivation for posting this blog is having gone through my old blogs from 2009 to present where it became obvious that trying to encourage others was a big part of my success in those challenging times and kept me accountable as well. I had been a Weight Watcher and First Place 4 Health leader for some time and missed the interaction with others seeking a healthier life. It is good to be able to be in a place where you are not considered a health nut or a fanatic simply because you choose strong and healthy aging. (I will be 70 in July!)
My thanks to everyone who passes by here! Keep your courage to press on and encourage others to do the same!
And for my Christian friends,
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?"
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."