I have to change my ways. It’s true. At one time I was a much healthier person than I am now. I walked almost every day, worked out at the gym, swam, watched my diet, and overall, really took care of myself. But at the age of thirty, depression set in, and it all began to change, gradually at first but then a progressive downhill slope towards obesity, fatigue, sleep issues, diabetes, and other health problems.
And now… in the past two weeks, I’ve had two EKGs, xrays, bloodwork, a heart echo, and I had to wear a heart monitor for twenty-four hours, all which have been faxed ahead to set up an appointment with a big city cardiologist. And on top of everything else, yesterday I was asked to pick up and take the films from my three mammograms and my breast ultrasound to a breast specialist in another town, who wants to review them immediately, not good news for me…
So.. I have to change my ways… Immediately… No more waiting until tomorrow… No more putting everything and everybody ahead of myself… No more stress eating… If I want to feel better and live a longer life, I have to start taking care of myself… NOW…
So here are my goals:
- Eat healthier
- Lose weight
- Eventually get off insulin
- Eventually get off blood pressure meds
- Don’t worry. Be happy.
Meanwhile, I’m praying for good news, and my phone ringer is on while I wait for the doctors to call today…
So how’s that for a Fall Break?