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My wake up call

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Hello all,

I haven't been on the site as much lately, but I'm still around. I've been busy getting acclimated to my new job and shift. So far so good, I'm adjusting to midnights quite well.

I had my physical and labs done for my physical and my labs were not fantastic. My cholesterol is ok, it's not high but the numbers definitely could change for the better.

My fasting blood sugar was not good. I am heading towards being pre-diabetic. I know that I can turn this around with diet and exercise, but it's going to take some work. Diabetes does not run in my family, so this is really scary for me. I see it every day at work and know the harmful effects it can have on your body and overall health. I know that I have contributed to this by not eating right or exercising, so now I don't get to have an excuse of why I can't eat right or exercise. Yes it will be a struggle, but it beats the alternative of daily blood sugar checks and insulin and all the other things that diabetes can cause. I teach this to my patients on a daily basis and have always said I would never want to become diabetic.

So this is where I make my choice, and I choose to be healthy. I have the support of my husband. I would appreciate any support you may have to offer and any suggestion are greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance and thanks for reading my blog. Have a great day.
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    Sorry to hear about your results... but wanted to say you can definitely get it under control! Start small and don't rush things but just focus on doing your best and continuously moving forward :)
    2041 days ago
    Start simple, change one thing at a time and let it become a habit. Just track your food. Then start aiming to stay in range. Add ten min exercise a day. Give it a month, then add a new habit - drinking 8 glasses of water daily. Or making sure you get 5 veggies per day. Small, simple one-at-a-time changes, so it isn't overwhelming. You can do it!
    2043 days ago
    My suggestion: Small, sustainable changes, gradual improvement and patience to stick with the program.

    Keep logging in to Spark and blog as often as you can. There's lots of support and motivation to be found here.

    Hang in there. Your future self will thank you.
    2043 days ago
    Great that you found out early. You know what to do and you know why and how. You can do this. emoticon
    2044 days ago
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  • KMW987
    I'm glad you were able to catch this early! And it reminds me that I should really schedule a physical....
    2044 days ago
  • EZDUZIT_1-2-3
    Sounds like you got your mind made up and that's what counts. Just keep living healthy doing your exercise and you will be rewarded! Let the Lord be with you.
    2044 days ago
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