A New Start

There is something to be said about  going to the Doctor and hearing news.   Whether  its good news, or bad, both make an impact.   I heard some news from my Endocrinologist last visit that  was very impactful.  There was some news about my diabetes.  that surprised me. It made me realize it’s time for a new start.

I’ve been very good at keeping my type 2 Diabetes under control.   4 months ago, my doctor  switched-up up some medication that effected my levels and honestly had me a little worried.  She and I had a big conversation about what the plan was for the future to help keep my diabetes under control when she said something to me that  rocked me.  She told me:

If you lost 26 pounds, you  may be able to get rid of diabetes.

WHAT?


I know that diabetes is a chronic disease that doesn’t really “go away” , like pre-diabetes does, but it can and does go into remission, and can remain in  remission.   I knew that  losing weight would help my diabetes, but I never realized that losing such  an attainable  amount would  have such a drastic  impact.   So I made a decision to  concentration on myself and making  this 26 pounds  a goal. I guess I’m back to being a quasi- fitness writer again?

I have some decisions to make:  What to do?  What to start?  This are so much different than they were when I first started writing about fitness.  I have been looking at  different eating plans- Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, not to mention all the cool  diets of the month that are being  touted on social media.    As I begin again, I decided to go back to what I knew:  eating clean,  journalist my food moving my body, and making myself a priority again.

I’ve pulled out my Fitbit,  logged back into My Fitness Pal, and  laced up my sneakers.  I found some liked minded  people to be around me, got my family on board and we’re ready to go.     I’ve started looking at a few natural supplements, including a spray B-3 that hopefully will address a vitimin deficiency the doctor told me  that I had, and  am looking into some diabetic support as well.

I’m not going to lie,  deciding to make ME a priority again is hard. Life is so different this time, I home school my son,  and have a lot of other obligations that I didn’t have before. I can’t afford to join a gym, but I know there are a LOT of online classes and  workouts I can use. If nothing else, I can  walk around the block, which is exactly one mile. In fact, I joined a “streak ” group on Facebook,  committing to a one -month STREAK of walking a mile a day.

Learning that I could  help fix a chronic disease that I have by losing weight definitely  helped with the decision  to get back on track.  I know I can do it, I did it before. I just have to commit to it, and to ME, again.

 

 

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  1. Lily militaryfamof8 October 1, 2018
  2. Vera Sweeney October 2, 2018

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