Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Well, here I am again, thinking that I am going to stick with getting healthier. I hate that I don't stick to it and analyze it all of the time, but have no reasons/excuses/etc. Starting again around the time of the holidays may be a mistake, but it's better now than never.
I went on a vacation a few weeks ago and just before I did, I saw a podiatrist for some aching I've had in both feet. I had never seen a foot specialist (probably because my judgement of them is askew due to my own aversion to feet...ewwwwww!) so didn't know what to expect. He lift my feet and first thing he asked was if I was diabetic. I told him no, but he continued to ask related questions, such as when the last time I was tested was and if I had a family history. Truth is both of my folks are type 2 diabetics and, being a former health educator, I know I'm at high risk not only because of that but because my weight fluctuates constantly...not for the better. This last weight gain has been large and quick, so I know my pancreas should be screaming, "No Mas." The doctor asked me to get an A1C test to determine how I'm doing. I couldn't get in for the test until after the vacation, so it weighed heavily on my mind when I was supposed to be relaxing and enjoying myself. When I returned, I got it done & I am NOT diabetic...as of that day. I know that I'm a ticking time bomb for it, though, so I'm starting again.
Today, I did 30 minutes of Wii Free Step on the heightened platform I got a while back. I love that thing! Then I did 3 songs on "Sweat" mode of "Just Dance: Summer Party". I hope that's enough of a good start to keep me going this time. I'm just so damned tired all of the time. I yawn constantly and could fall asleep at any time! I have tried increasing my H2O intake lately and avoiding fast foods more often, but the fatigue really gets to me. I'm also on Paxil right now and I realized that if I miss a single dose, my head pounds as if it's being neaten by a hammer. No amount of Aleve helps, either. Working on all of these issues at once can really cause the stress. I'm trying again, though! And that's a start!