Two years ago I had decided I was ready to finally pull off weight. I changed my diet, began exercising, and sleeping normally. I was pumped! After four months I had pulled off 40 pounds – I was beyond excited. I had no intentions of ever stopping until I reached my goal and was able to continue eating like I was without a calorie counter. Yes! I’m a calorie counter.
The fifth month rolled around and I began having pains in my feet so bad that when I stopped moving I was unable to stand back on them. When I woke up after sleeping I fell over and found myself crawling through my house – a lot. I finally scheduled an appointment with a foot doctor I don’t know the actual name and after some x-rays he figured out that I had plantar fasciitis. After giving me a shot my feet felt a million times better.
I never really got back into the groove the feet issues took and, well, it’s been two years and I have put back on the weight I lost plus more. I figured everything would be okay since I haven’t really had any health problems associated with my weight. Why worry when there isn’t a reason to worry?
In 2014, I decided it was time to finally go to a doctor for a check up – I began feeling weird. Extremely tired, pains in weird places, etc. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and my A1C (number that determines whether you have diabetes) was a little higher than he wanted (they want it less than a 7.0 & mine was a 6.7.) There is when we started the struggle with finding the medicine that would help and not cause me any issues. The first set of blood pressure pills made me cough which he said was not a good thing. Okay, that’s fine, so we moved on to another kind – which is what I still take. The A1C pill hasn’t changed since I began taking the medicine.
Lately, however, when I take my A1C pill I start feeling… weird. My head will go light making me dizzy at times, I get extremely tired (there are times where I just want to close my eyes and rest), and my stomach gets very sick to itself. I haven’t taken it in a few days which is probably causing me more issues than anything.
After a lot of thought I decided that I would get back to making myself healthy. Exercising and eating right is the plan. I halfway started yesterday when I got a membership at a gym and started going. Twice so far. It may not seem like much, but it’s a big change for someone who is usually found in bed watching television unless they HAVE to get up and do something.
The last couple of years my attitude and health has changed a lot. I remember being able to walk through Wal-Mart for hours without any trouble, and now I have issues.
Yesterday I started out well. Ate less than my allotted calories and spent an hour at the gym. Hooray! Today, however, I had a harder time. Nothing to destroy anything – I still have work to do. (Mostly, grocery shopping. When all you have in your house is macaroni and cheese, & potatoes, you have to buy some things.) Today was just one of those days where you stand there and think if I shove anymore food in my mouth I’m going to slap myself. It wasn’t a lot but I know for a fact I ran over my allotted calorie intake for today but I am not going to let it get me down.
Tomorrow is another day.