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1-8-16 (day 68)

Friday, January 08, 2016

Some things that I am proud of in myself:

I keep doing and logging exercise
Financially much better despite income loss
Not confined to bed
Survived holidays
Shopping healthier
Getting up earlier
Sleeping better
Less being ill with colds and flu
More emotionally available
More physically available
More mentally available
Still married and happier than when we met despite hard times and severe distress
Truly feeling like I have stepped solidly up on that ladder of health and happiness

My fasting blood sugars are down into the 150'/160's now. Still not low enough for my satisfaction but much lower than they have been. So I am beginning to allow myself to feel better about that. I have not lowered my medication that gives me intestinal issues other than the first time. I believe it helped but also feel it effects how good my blood sugar is. So lowering it more terrifies me. I feel I need to gain control of the change. My numbers are getting better slowly.

My exercise has suffered some. I did bike for 5 minutes yesterday and walk for 27 carefully. I do feel some things today in my knee and ankle. I am trying to decide if they will keep me from moving on or doing the same as I did yesterday. The feeling I feel probably isn't a good feeling but it is manageable. I need to make sure I am careful. Hand still hurts, still is swollen. I am stubborn. I know. I am feeling like I will try the bike. Do 5 minutes then try another 5 and maybe forgo the walk. Frustrating to me to not do more. But I am learning to mind my limits and work my way up again. This way I wont throw myself back farther and take longer to heal.

Friday today! First weekend where just my kids, hubby and I should be together. I think my oldest is coming over today or tonight. I got the crock pot all ready and cooking for it. HE is doing amazing at his weight loss! I am so proud of his self control! I believe he has lost more than 50 lbs since right before Thanksgiving. His self discipline over the holidays has been incredible. He still allows himself what he loves just takes less and no seconds. He logs everything. I am proud of him.

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    I told you you're doing an amazing job! I know it's got to be a difficult balancing act to maintain a proper sugar level and deal with your meds, but little by little it should get better. As for your knee: do you have a brace? That might help you get some more exercise in while supporting the injury. Of course, don't over do it. Have a lovely Friday!
    1926 days ago
    You do have a lot to be proud of! Sometimes it is as hard for us to hold ourselves back as it is to get motivated in the first place. But it is all about balance in the end. emoticon
    1926 days ago
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