Life well what can you say. It’s the thing we do day in and day out. It can suck or it can be awesome. It all depends on what you want to do with it.
Most of my life, I’ve been overweight. I don’t deny it. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gained more. Last Nov. I was at my heaviest at 266. Went in for a regular check up and the doc told me I was diabetic with an A1C of 8.4. I’d been sitting at 6.2 or 6.3- pre-diabetic for a few years and regulating it with going to the gym a few days a week. I felt fine. Didn’t notice anything really. And then the pandemic hit. I stopped going to the gym, and shit got real in November, right after my birthday and right before Thanksgiving. The doctor gave me until March to get my shit together before she wanted to put me on any medication.
So I started my journey to get to getting my A1C down. I changed my diet, following the Mediterranean diet and a couple of diabetic sheets the doctor gave me. My husband has been very supportive of the whole thing since he sacrificed some of the things he likes to eat, but I’ve been working on that. I bought a recumbent bike and started working out every day for an hour a day. On the weekends, when the weather is nice, we walk 5 or 6 miles. If you follow me on Facebook then you’ve seen my posts.
As I started all of this, I didn’t really tell many people except those in my family. I don’t really share much about my personal life on social media. The occasional dog picture and note about what books I have available. Writing has been one of the things which has gotten me through as it helps to keep me focused. However, I also noticed that it got harder and harder to write. Kinda of oxymoron right? Even while the words and ideas where there, I pushed them aside so I could focus more on me. Focusing on me and making sure I was healthy was a big deal for me. Writing has been my life for so long, I can’t give it up, but I’m the main focus of my life instead.
In January, I started doing some Pilates and even more yoga. It’s helped to make me a bit stronger even though I am not so good at either. Walking is what I prefer to exercise, but we all have what does it for us. I’ll eventually get some weights and try using those too. After agonizing to get where I am today, with encouragement from family, friends, and even my spirits guides that I got this. Yes, I’m also a psychic, but that has nothing to do with my weight loss. I went to the doctor hoping she would tell me the good news.
And she did.
I’ve lost 30 pounds so far and my A1C level is down to 5.3. I go back in 4 months to recheck and make sure I’m not screwing up where I’ve gotten to today. I don’t intend to stop, but keep on going while allowing myself an actual day off during the week so I can relax. I’m not really on a Keto diet and even the Mediterranean one I can’t eat all the food listed due to food allergies and sensitivities.
Anyway, that’s been my journey so far for the last few months. It’s been hard. And I now my path is not like others. I’m not saying it isn’t. This is just me sharing what I’ve been living. I really want cake, but I’m good without having it. We all live life in a different way and this is how I’m living mine. Writing as the voices in my head give me good ideas and sometimes even talking to the dead who pop in from time to time.
What is your journey?