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Fresh start

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Yesterday was the first day of my fresh start. Today was my official weigh in and I had lost 1.2 pounds this past week. I was excited. My plan for eating is staying within ranges. Cut back on carbs and eat less than the spark ranges for my heart healthy diabetic diet. Eat more vegetables. I need another visit to the farmers market and see what's available. Adapt as needed. Look into lower carb products to use and find recipes too. My son has joined in the weight loss efforts. So helping him will help me. We will continue to go to Planet Fitness and hopefully get a regular routine going. We've been kind of sporadic in our efforts. I can tell it's making a difference and I feel better. Once I get consistent with getting my minimum steps walked in, I will start increasing that minimum. Right now my minimum is set at 6000 because I was still have exhaustion problems when I adjusted things. I was depressed because I felt awful and it was made worse by failing to reach that 10,000 step goal. I'm slowly working my way towards that but I still have days that I am exhausted. I am a member of a traumatic brain injury group and I've learned so much from other members. I realized that it affects your body so much. I knew about my increase in migraines and the progression of vertigo to the point it is now is a result of the TBIs I had in 2006 and 2018 plus my 2020 concussion. I go for my sleep study on June 23rd. I'm hoping addressing my issues will bring answers and solutions not more problems like it has in the past because I can't breathe with a mask on. May be part of my PTSD issues. Will discuss everything with my doctor next month when we discuss my progress. I'm hoping when I see my primary care doctor in August, I'm hoping my labwork will have improved and my A1C is lower. Life is full of challenges and I want to do the best I can each and everyday. Will I be perfect every time, probably not due to all my health and physical issues. That doesn't mean I won't try, it means I will listen closely to what my body is telling me and not push myself into total exhaustion again. I told my son we would go to Florida in September even if the Florida estate isn't finalized. That's my biggest stress right now, finalizing my brother's estate in Florida. Plus getting my house organized. I've got stuff everywhere that I need to get put up. I may need to get a few pieces of cabinets or bookcases to store stuff that was his plus mine that was in an entertainment cabinet that collapsed. Plus finish sorting through all the kitchen stuff. We're in the hot and humid days of summer and it's not even summer. Our temperature was 94vwitj a heat index of 104. Felt like a sauna. The air is so humid and close. Ugh! Waiting for that cold front Monday to zap some of the humidity. Life is a journey. It's never a straight line. There's so many ups and downs, twists and turns or even detours we face. New challenges. If something isn't going the way you want, step back and re-evaluate your situation. Then come up with a solution and work on that. You're not a failure if it doesn't go perfectly as planned. You're human. Life isn't perfect. It can be messy and all out of sorts. You are so worth the effort you are putting in to change your life for the better. In fact you're worth love, caring and friendship. Don't let someone who's judgmental or a no ot all, make you feel inferior. They have a problem, their judgment is based on them not you. That's their way of feeling superior to you. S Thank you for stopping by. I'll be here until the site closes. I'm spending time on SparkAmerica to see if they get the food tracking up by the date they close this site. I haven't cared for any of the nutrition tracking sites I've looked at. I've tried several and they didn't track.my diabetic diet they way I wanted so I deleted them. Sending you love and hugs
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