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.
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.