I believe people mean well. Most people have a kind of “sign-off” to their conversation that goes something like this: TAKE CARE. It’s a rhetorical comment, not something we are expected to respond to. We’re just expected to smile, nod and say HEY, YOU TOO – GOOD TO SEE YOU, or something like that.
It seems like all I get done is taking care of myself. Wouldn’t it be so nice if I didn’t have to think about every little thing as it concerns my health? It’d be great if I was not restricted by diet, activity level and the style of shoes I wear. When I was younger, I wore pretty shoes with a nice heel. I wore pretty dresses or suits to work with open-toe sandals in the summer. Today my feet are more delicate and particular. I’m forced to wear a closed toe shoe with plenty of “wiggle room” for my tootsies. When my feet are happy, I’m happy.
Type II diabetes is such a frustrating disease. Everyone (including my chiropractor and doctor) tells me if I lose weight, it will magically disappear. That is my only incentive for losing weight because I would love to be rid of it once and for all. I stay active and I’d set my diet up alongside anyone else’s any day of the week – I eat a very healthy diet! The weight will not leave – it will not GO!
I don’t typically make New Year’s Resolutions, but I’ll make an exception this year. If it’s true that weight loss would rid me of type II – then I simply have to resolve to get the weight off once and for all. I’m doing 30 minutes of cardio in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening. I’m not a couch potato by any means.
Friends, please keep me in your prayers. Pray that I stay strong and achieve some significant weight loss and a drop in my A1c. How great would it be to be taken off insulin and not have to take as much metformin? Now I’m taking 4 250 mg capsules a day and 20-35 units of Levemir every night.
The weight seems to be glued to me – that’s the only way I know how to describe it. It really likes me and wants to stay. I really don’t like it and don’t want it to stay – LOL!
Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. – Doug Larson
Living with invisible chronic health conditions is challenging. I try so hard but the effort I put in is not always visible to others. I’ll keep trying…. and do my best. I’m making a New Year’s Resolution to TAKE CARE. And I hope you will take care too! 😉
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