I had some very sobering news earlier today. My doctor called with the results of the blood tests she took on Friday. I’m NOT very happy about them either.
I am Vitamin D deficient. I never knew that was a problem. I guess it doesn’t help that I don’t have much dairy in my diet because I’m lactose intolerant. My only dairy comes from cheese which I am able to digest OK. I am going to have to take prescription Vitamin D pills, at least for a while.
I have Hypothyroidism. This actually doesn’t come as a shock to me. I suspect I had it for a long time now. It runs in my family. I also have a nodule (lump) in my Thyroid which might be causing a problem too.
Aside from the slow metabolism my toes and fingers are always cold, my skin is dry and my hair falls out. These are all signs of thyroid issues.
The one thing she told me today really brought me down. I am officially Diabetic. My OB/GYN suspected it when I went to see her for a check up about a month ago. Now it’s confirmed. I officially have Type II Diabetes. I meet with an Endocrinologist on Friday. Sigh…
I am hoping (and praying) that loosing weight will help make the Diabetes go away. I know it never really goes away but you can get it under control where it’s not a big issue. That is what my goal is going to be. I NEED to make Diabetes a “non-issue” and do what I can to get it under control.
The only way I am going to do this (with our without the help of medication) is to lose weight. To loser weight I need to “make healthier choices” (I REFUSE to use the term “diet”) and exercise.
Exercise is not really my thing. Right now my only form of exercise is walking up and down our stairs (we have six flights of steps) and walking the dog. Both of which I need to stop and catch my breath along the way.
We used to have an exercise bike but it stopped working. There was something wrong with the pedals (wouldn’t move) and it wouldn’t have been worth it to get it fixed since it was about 10 years old.
Right now I cannot attend a gym or fitness classes. I need to start small and work my way up to that. Not only am I embarrassed to exercise in public but I am not at that point where I can attend a fitness class. I think that would be “overkill” at this point.
Does anyone use any exercise/fitness equipment at home that you would recommend? I’m not keen on videos. By the time I figure out how to set up the DVD I’m already frustrated and I don’t want to work out anymore. LOL!
I’d love a trampoline. They look like fun.
If you use something that you would recommend please let me know.
All those years of not taking proper care of myself has finally caught up to me in a big way. Please learn from my mistakes. Do something for yourself RIGHT NOW! Make a conscious effort to watch what you eat. You don’t have to go on a diet. You just need to make better choices. It’s OK to have cookies. Just have one or two, not five or six. Or have two slices of pizza instead of three. You get the idea.
Exercise is key to being healthy too. If you don’t exercise regularly you need to start right away. Take a class or two, join a gym. Just do something to get yourself moving and exercise.
If you are not sure where to go to take fitness classes in your local area, or if you need suggestions on what gym to join, you can also visit the Local Page to find something near you. Simply click on www.LocalPages.com and enter in your search term (fitness, health, gym, weight loss…) to find locations near you. You can even get specific and look for Kick Boxing, Yoga, or even look for weight loss plans or meal services.
Do if for YOURSELF right now! Make a commitment to get in shape. Trust me, you do not want to end up like me. Learn by my example. Do NOT follow in my shoes.
Join me on my journey towards good health.
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