This year is almost over and this is a very uncreative way to start a blog post. But it's true that we only have a couple of days left. I've decided my New Year's resolution for next year is that I'm going to begin saying grace at every meal. I used to say grace, and I'm not sure how I got out of the habit. I think it will be a good habit for me to reinstate. It should be pretty stress free. I'm sure that God will forgive me if I mess up a few times.
Last year I don't think I made any resolutions. If I did, it should have been to start exercising, eating right and lose some weight because that is what happened this year. In April my employer decided to quit charging employee's to use the gym. I'm not sure if this was a health and safety thing or if the gym wasn't supporting itself anyway. I joined and have worked out most days of the week since. Then, sometime around June, my insurance company case manager told me that the insurance company would pay for an exercise physiologist because of the surgeries that I've had. So I started seeing one and work out with him two days a week. I'm not quite ready for boot camp, but I am a lot stronger than I was in June. Despite this and trying on my own to diet, in July I was diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome after a couple of blood glucose results came back high and my primary care doctor did a GTT. He told me to lose some weight and gave me some information on the plate diet and carbohydrate counting and sent me out. A few weeks after that our corporate health and safety committee decided to hire a nutritionist to work with us. I've been seeing her since then. She's good. She has some good strategies and is easy to talk with. She's been a good source of information and encouragement. As a result of all these random things I ended up doing a serious overhaul of my diet and fitness level this year, but I don't think that I started out intending too. The result has been that I've lost 27 pounds and my last A1c was down.
Yeah, saying grace is a good resolution. Maybe praying more too.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
My friend Brenda Kramer died yesterday of Ovarian Cancer. We have known for a few weeks that this was coming. She's been in hospice care since the first of November. Still its sad and it's shocking. She went through so much to try to stay alive. Now she is alive in Christ.
I was driving by the health department today and saw a sign that they were giving H1N1 shots today and tomorrow. I went in and it took about five minutes to get the paperwork done and the shot. It only hurt a little. Now I'm supposedly safe from the flu. So why is it that I'm still hanging back from touching things in public places? It doesn't even make sence because H1N1 is airborne. When Lizzie comes home, I'm taking her over to get her flu shots too.