Today was a rather long and busy day. I almost missed my doctor's appointment this morning as I was wrapped up in making Christmas Bingo Cards for the grandkids 'Countdown to Christmas' calendars. I looked up at the clock and it was 10:35am already and i was not even dressed to go out of the house. My appointment was at 11am. So I had to rush around and get ready and practically fly out of the house to my doctor's office. But I made it by the skin of my teeth. I got my lab results today and they are changing a couple of my meds. I already am on the highest dose of gabapentin they can give me and it is not working, so he is putting me on Lyrica. He was concerned about a couple of my results but said we would just watch them for now because they weren't that bad yet. Then we got to the good stuff. I am no longer considered pre-diabetic! Woohoo! That was exciting! Okay I am only out of it by 0.1 point but that is in the normal range. I have been pre-diabetic for about 10 years. So it is happy dance time!! Get on your feet! Let's get movin' to the groovin'!
I just love Goofy! He is awesome! He doesn't have a care in the world and does not care what anyone thinks. He just does his own thing. I need to strive to be more like him and do my own thing! That is easier said than done. Sometimes I let other people's comments and stares get to me. I know I shouldn't and sometimes I have to just smart back at them which makes me feel better. I know that is not the way I should be acting. The Bible tells me to do unto others as i would have them do unto me not as they do unto me. I have to really work on this. Sometimes it is just so hard to turn the other cheek. I have been known on occasion for smarting off something at them but I am working on this. Life really is an echo!
Anyway the rest of the day went by pretty fast. I spent about 30 minutes in the garage going through stuff. I got rid of a lot of stuff we haven't used in years and a lot of useless things we didn't need. I have a lot more to do out there but it was too hot and I was short on time. Then I took DH to work and came home for a bit and cooked dinner. Once my grandson and I ate we took DH his dinner we headed to the mall. It is so dreary and damp outside I decided to go to the mall and walk. My 13 year old grandson went with me and I got my 1.25 miles in again! I am getting more excited by the day. This is really happening! You just don't even know I had all but given up ever being able to walk more than 100 feet again on my own. I had resigned myself to being in that wheelchair. I never want to be in that frame of mind again. Ever since that neurologist here basically gave me a death sentence it was like someone breathed some life into me. I got my determination and will to live back. The problem is I am not sure what caused me to ever give up in the first place. Maybe it was because the disease I have is basically a death sentence in itself but you could live with it for years before that happens. Anyway I am not going to second guess it i am choosing to be happy instead and walk that 5K in February! Just you wait! My next increase is on November 16th and i am ready!
I am really liking this decluttering part of our challenge. I am getting so much done! All I needed was the right motivation! Hopefully we will keep this for at least one more week. Wow! Can you imagine how my house will look?!? I have joined a group that professes to help you declutter your home and life in 30 days. I am excited to see where this goes. I know tomorrow (Wednesday) is anti-procrastination day every week. I have to do the things I have been putting off and I have to spend 15 minutes decluttering something. I think it is under the kitchen sink tomorrow. I am curious to see if this really works. Stay tuned I will let you know how it goes.
Okay the time has come once again for... Attitude Gratitude!
Here is my list so far this month....
1-Nov My husband's blood sugar has come way down and was in the normal range this morning! I am also extremely grateful for the Shooting Stars team i am apart of in the Fall 5% Challenge.
2-Nov My God loves me just as I am
3-Nov I am walking again! I feel so blessed!
4-Nov My grandchildren came to spend time with me. I just love them to pieces!
5-Nov I am grateful and blessed with a loving family who come together as often as possible.
6-Nov Relaxing days with no obligations except to myself
7-Nov My bedroom is decluttered and looks almost bare.
8-Nov I am grateful my oldest grandson still loves to help his Memo (Grandma).
Well that is it from me for now.
God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a fabulous day!