Yippie! This is my first post for 2015 and I hope that I will cultivate the discipline, like so many other bloggers to get down to posting more often. The few of you who stop by to comment know that I am not gone from the blogsphere, I do pop in to visit and comment on your posts. I am still around 🙂 What shall I write about today? Ok, let me begin by wishing all of you a fabulous 2015! I know it is not too late to extend these greetings. After all, good wishes are never too late. Thanks to my friend Jill who asked her readers about their wish for 2015. She inspired this post!
A wish I have for myself this year is to be more disciplined.
Last June, when I did my annual blood work, the results were startling. I was classified as “pre-diabetic”. It scared me and continues to scare me because both of my parents have diabetes. Since the results came back just before my summer trip, I decided to take a serious look at the way I eat upon my return. I did just that in July.
I made a few changes such as reducing the amount of carbohydrates I eat, especially in the evening and the quantity of sweets I consume daily. I have a terrible sweet tooth, so that was a bit tough. Those dark chocolate covered almonds satisfied my sweet cravings. I was surprised that the changes I made did not make me feel “deprived”. The healthy choices paid off! In October, I repeated my blood work and I was no longer in that “pre-diabetic” status. Yippie for healthful choices!
November came around and I over-indulged with all the lovely pies and delicious “carb-laden” foods. December came along and I submit that I went overboard. January is here and I am challenging myself to get back on track. I am not going to let the abundance of healthy choices available to me go to the wayside. I choose to bring more disciplined healthy eating habits into my life.
Tomorrow, I will begin a workout program with some of my colleagues at work. We have a personal trainer two days a week. I am excited about this group exercise. I know that my colleagues will encourage that discipline that I want to see in 2015.
What is something you wish to have in your life this year?
Fast Facts on Diabetes from CDC – the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 (All ages, 2012)
29.1 million people or 9.3% of the U.S. population have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 21.0 million people
Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people
(27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed)