Tips From Pips
Are you Diabetic? Are you Pre-Diabetic?
April 8, 2022
Are you Diabetic? Are you Pre-Diabetic?
I don’t know what’s worse. Being told you are pre-diabetic at every doctor visit and just praying that you aren’t or being at your doctor visit for the tenth time over a couple of years and finally being told, that yes you are now diabetic!
I mean you had those two years to make good with your body, right? You were told what you needed to do. Your bloodwork doesn’t lie, but you do, don’t you? How many times have you told yourself over that course of two years that you will do better? You will change your diet. You will eat better. You will exercise. You will get the mental help you need. You will stop enabling yourself to eat that sugar and carbs and … the list goes on and on.
I don’t know about you, but that was me five years ago! I kept telling myself that by the next doctor visit, I will have lost weight. I will have started exercising. I will have changed my diet. Did it happen? Of course not. Why? Because I kept telling myself tomorrow is another day. But for me, that tomorrow never came after so many times of telling myself that it would. So now here I am a middle-aged woman diagnosed with diabetes. Do I feel sorry for myself? Of course, I do. Do I wallow in self-pity for a while? Of course, I do. Do I tell myself once again, I am going to get this body under control once and for all? Of course, I do.
Was I afraid to step on that scale again? Of course, I was.
Did I finally decide to do something about it? Of course, I did. It wasn’t easy, it never is. Anything life-changing is never easy.
But my reality was that I had to start doing something. I had to step on that scale and face the reality that if I didn’t start my health happiness journey soon, I wasn’t going to be able to do everything that I wanted to do with my future! Did I picture myself with this diagnosis and having to go on medication to control it? No, of course not. But in fact, every time I went to the doctors over those two years, I was being told that I would become diabetic. I would have to go on medication. I would need to do something to get my body under control. Did I listen? Yes, of course I did. Did I take it seriously enough? No of course not.
Am I taking it seriously now? You bet your Ass I am!
What changed? Reality finally kicked in! I decided at my age I did not want to live the rest of my life the way that I needed to because of my body’s limitations. I finally wanted to live the way that I wanted too! No restrictions, no medications, no limitations.
I finally took control over my body and mind. I started thinking positively about what I could do. Since the diagnosis I finally found the motivation that I needed to get started on my health happiness journey. I haven’t looked back since. My lifestyle changes were essential to reach my weight loss goals. I had to rethink everything I was doing to my body. I had to finally find the plan that worked for me. Not for just a short time but for a lifetime. I needed my diabetes numbers to go down. Each time I stepped on that scale and saw the numbers going down, I was one step closer to being diabetes free.
I felt better mentally and physically. I was able to walk long distances again. I was finally sleeping better. I had more energy. I just felt better all around. My outlook on life again was healed. Do I wish I could change the past, and have started sooner? Yes, I do! But reality kicked in, and I decided not to dwell on whether I should have started sooner or not. The truth is, I just wasn’t ready yet. No matter how many times I was told I was going down that Diabetes diagnosis path. I just wasn’t ready to make the changes I needed to make to heal my body no matter how many times I was told that I needed to.
I was finally free! When you are ready, you will be too! Do not sit around waiting for that diagnosis! Do something about it today! Heal your body – it’s what you need to do to live a long, healthy life. Diabetes be gone! Are you ready to be free?