I’m still here. I promise. It’s been a while since I have posted, so I thought I owed you guys an explanation. I’ll try not to ramble too much, but I can’t guarantee it, lol. But first, let me share my mermaid hair:
So, about 7 weeks ago I found my motivation. I found the motivation to really start working on my health and my weight. The plan when my husband and I moved to Arizona in 2016 was for me to be a housewife to take care of myself and my type 1 diabetes. I got so caught up in the blog and being a bookworm, that I just didn’t feel the motivation to work on “the plan.”
It’s hard sometimes finding a balance with life and the energy to do the things you are supposed to do. It’s a daily struggle dealing with type 1 diabetes and being overweight. It’s so much easier to just sit around and do nothing, or in my case, read all day. I was doing little things, like watching my diet, and getting up and moving every few hours, but I really didn’t have the energy or motivation to really get in to any type of exercise routine. And, I was hungry all the time (which is partly a side effect of having higher blood sugars and insulin resistance).
But, something finally clicked about 7 weeks ago. I spent the first week watching my diet closely and making sure I got up and moved around every single hour of the day. Week 2 I started getting on my treadmill 5 days a week. Now, here we are in week 7, I’ve done 6 weeks of exercising for 5 days a week. I walk up and down my stairs 4 times every hour, and I’m strictly measuring food and following my calories on My Fitness Pal. I also stopped drinking all diet soda last week.
My blood sugars are the best they have been in a long time. I haven’t lost any weight yet, but I am feeling so much better. I’m not hopping on the scale very often though, as I plan to weigh in a few weeks to see where I am, and to keep myself from getting discouraged since I am hoping that the scale isn’t moving because I am building muscle.
How does this relate to my being MIA you ask? Well, since I have been making myself get up and move literally every single hour of the day, I have not been spending nearly as much time sitting in front of the computer. I haven’t had the urge, or the time, to sit and read the past couple weeks either. Hence, the lack of posts and schedule lately. My hope is that now that I have a good routine, and am feeling better, I can get back in to the swing of things and get my regular schedule going again. But, I may still have days where I don’t blog like normal.
I love blogging. I love reading. I love the connections I have made here. My hope is that many of you will share your stories with me. Tell me what has been going on with you and if you have worked on anything that you were struggling with. I’m thinking about keeping a regular update on here with what goes on with my progress if anyone is interested in taking the journey with me. The blogging will definitely still be happening, and so will the reading, but my hope is the weight loss and getting healthy will be happening alongside it.
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