I am not going to beat around the bush and drag anyone along and hold out.... I earned, yes earned a second 6 month check! Yes, my A1c went up and my weight did too and my fasting number was horrible. BUT! I stayed low enough to be considered still on the right track.
He (the doctor) wants to have me keep doing what I am doing and even try to be even better to see if lifestyle will continue to have an impact on my health. He feels I will have some success yet with that but because of my health history, the reality may not help all the time and medication will be the primary help my diseases need. And I have always known this. BUT! I WILL NOT LET THIS STOP ME OR SLOW ME DOWN! I am one to always push things! You tell me there is no way around it....WELL! I will find a way and show you a way! OR I will do my darndest to try to get there!
As a friend on here spoke about in her blog, there are limitations that people need to just accept. I do not like to take no for an answer and I tend to get creative to find a way around things I know will lead to happiness. This is all well and great as long as I am safe and smart about the decisions I make. I DO have many limitations. But the world is FULL of alternative options. And I will always try another option if there is something I am not supposed to do.
I can take a deep breath in now. I was smart again this year and set up my blood tests and appointments just before Thanksgiving so I don't have to stress through that holiday and not enjoy it. Today, was just what I needed to spark that fire in me a little bit stronger. I am so happy....thrilled....relieved today went well. Hopefully my next 6 months I will kick some booty and shock him one more time. Well...shock myself again lol.
I am almost in tears right now. I am so happy and proud of myself for messing up more than I should have and still being able to get it together and keep myself on the right path. It has been so many years since I was allowed such spans between appointments. I can not explain how good it feels inside.
After one year....I have achieved more than I ever thought I realistically could. Never give up. Never stop trying. Anything forward is in the right direction no matter how big or small. Love yourself and do it for you. It is ok to be proud of yourself even if you mess up. If you fall...get back up. It is never too late...ever.
woohoo!!!!!! I knew you could do it and ok so excited and happy for you!! What a true testament to how hard you've been working!! It goes to show that, even when there are bad days, it doesn't mean you have to give up and that all is lost. Awesome! 2148 days ago
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