Today… was a day of MAJOR reflection.
I had my physical earlier, and long story short, I’m on a sharp, slippery slope on my health journey. Both my diabetes and blood pressure spiked over the course of these past couple months.
But, I have no one to blame but myself on this one. Apparently, bad days of eating, sleeping, no water, poor diet, and exercise can add up over the course of seven months.
Bad news, I have to start on a prescription regiment to control my blood sugar. Good news, if I kickstart that, change my habits over the next three months (really four, my next visit is in January), my doctor said I won’t have to take the prescribed medicine and can get back to my original plan of healthy dieting, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.
It was a rough day. After talking to my doctor, and going to get my bloodwork done, the lady taking my blood gave me some inspiration and motivation by sharing her story. Believe it or not, she used to weigh 300 pounds, but thanks to my primary doctor (not the one I saw today), she’s kept the weight off for the past few years now. She is he’s first original success story about doing things the old fashion way. With a smile, she told me to keep my head and that I can get through it.
And then, it happened….
I BROKE DOWN! 😭😭😭
Ugly crying, snotty nose, tears streaming down my face, and she hugged me. She just hugged me because she could see that I was struggling to keep it all together, and after hearing her story, I just lost it. I thanked her, and she gave me another hug. Then the hardest part, telling my folks. I told my father since he took me and he could see that I’ve been trying so his words to me were “We’ll try harder baby, you’ve got this.”
So, allow me to reintroduce myself. Hi, my name is Gabby, and I am a Type 2 Diabetic, with high blood pressure, chronic migraines and sinuses, and Bipolar 2 with Depression. Starting today, I’m going to kick all these health issues in the butt from now on. It’s go time!
Now, if you excuse me, I have a Zoom event to listen to. 😊🎧😊
Until next time…