Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On being me

Last week amongst the stress of my sister's life, and my mistake with my medicine, I realized that even though I have made a lot of progress in therapy, I still have a long way to go. It reminded me of how I revert to my old ways of coping. I just didn't see that one coming. Now aware, I will move on with this knowledge in effort to make better choices in the future.

Right now, I am riding high with a great attitude. Everything seems to have pulled together for the good of my life. I went to the dietitian and my results were impressive. I have now lost 25 pounds. My blood sugar is in check. I am feeling so good with very little pain and my well being is in a steady and peaceful state. I am eating well, exercising and making lots of progress in therapy. Amen is all I can say.

I have waited all my life to be a whole person. I know I have a ways to go, but from my perspective I am doing really good. It is like a magic formula. You have to have all of the parts working for the good of the main project (me). For years and years, I could not get it together. I would exercise, but always felt hungry. Never completely getting it right. Now that I have made this much progress, I am amazed at how hard it was and yet, once I learned the key facts, how easy it is.

Today, I am happy with my life. Why did it take so long to understand it all? I am hopeful and encouraged with my progress. I go to my family doctor in June and I pray that my numbers are as good. Cholesterol is down from 212 to 147 at the last visit. Blood sugar and triglycerides were still high at the last appointment. I know I can do this and I believe that my eating habits, taking medicines, and exercising will make all the difference. And I am finally sleeping. Yeah!

And lastly not to be overlooked, I thank all of you for your positive support and love. Of course I could not have done it without your support. Big hugs to all of you.

16 comments:

Rudee said...

I believe a healthy diet is key. It's also easier said than done. I wish you continued success and healing!

Gail said...

HI PAM-
your outcomes are so inspiring and I am SO happy for you as your world comes together for the good. Amen.
Love to you
Gail
peace......

The Bear's Blog said...

My dear, sweet friend....

It's all about the timing. Not ours but our Father's.

There is a reason for everything, and it's difficult to remember that, but that is the way it is.

I am so proud of you. Prayers have been answered and that makes me so joyful.

Hugs,
Joyce

Here she comes....

Miss Pam,

Well, I never doubted that you could do all this. Look at you! I am proud of you too, very proud & thankful.

Big icky, sticky kisses,
Prudence

DeEtta said...

That it terrific!!!!!!!! I am doing the "Happy Dance" for you. Attitude is everything.

A=1
T=20
T=20
I=9
T-20
U=21
D=4
E=5
=100%
and you have given your 100% dto feeling better.

I am proud of you and know you will continue your new lifestyle.

Sending lots of love and HUGS your way.

Sandee said...

What DeEtta is right on the money. Your attitude rocks and I'm so happy to feel that. You are making great progress and it shows. All around. I'm so proud of you.

Have a terrific day honey and keep up the great work. Big hugs. :)

Xmichra said...

Way to go Pam!! I am happy and excited for you! You've worked hard to get yourself in check, and the pay off is pretty great!

i think we tend to ignore our own health when there is so much going on in life. You always think that you will get to it later, and it always ends up in the discard pile until something happens.

Way to go Pam, I know you've been waiting a long time to feel this great!

barefoot gardener said...

happy for you!!! keep it up, m'dear, and bookmark this post so you can look back any time life starts getting overwhelming.

She Writes said...

PAM! I am so happy to read this post. Having followed your blog for sometime I see the progress and change in tone :). YAY!

Just Be Real said...

Woo hoo Pam! Happy for you dear one.

\o/

Travis Cody said...

Slight setbacks come to us all. It's not the setbacks that define you though. It's how you address them.

Sounds to me like you've got a healthy attitude and that's really the key to all the rest of it.

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Melissa said...

you have made a huge amount of progress!

Just Be Real said...

Pam came on by to give you another safe hug.....

Ferd said...

What a great, wonderful post! I'm so happy for you that all your efforts are paying off! :-))

Debra said...

I can't seem to lose a pound these days...sigh...

So happy that you are in a good place with your life! Keep up the good fight my sister friend!

God bless,
Debra

sarah said...

Hey Pam...I can so relate you...and your question...why did I wait so long. Congrats on the weight loss. You're doing awesome...Stay strong. ☺