Friday, March 13, 2009

Hooked on a Life Change

For the last couple of weeks I've been focused on my health. I am taking an on-line class and my eyes were very tired. I'm also 40+4. I thought I was "43" in January, but I am ^*&^*. I just can't bear to say it. However my body has decided to oh so kindly remind me that I am 44! There! I said it, and I doesn't make me feel any better.
Well back to my story. Went to the eye doctor. Yeah, new trendy glasses. Well not only did I get my new trendy glasses, I got the diagnosis of Cataracts. Now I'm saying WHAT I'M ONLY 44!
See how my attitude changed there? They are called Subcapsular Cataracts. They are usually caused by steroid use or diabetes. I don't have either issue I tell the Doctor... and she assures me healthy people can get them too. Now there was a little voice telling me, I should get my sugar tested... I am doctor phobic, by the way. So I called, made the appointment, was assured that the likely hood of me being even pre-diabetic was slim next to none. Or so we all thought, until last Wed. So tomorrow I start one pill a day, check my blood sugar one time a day, and change my life style. Then in a week I go to classes for diabetics. The life style change is a positive, and I know I can do it. But I still have this nagging feeling what if it doesn't work? Here's my goal, no pills by the end of July and 15 pounds lighter. Is it doable??? I pray it is. I know things could be much worse, but for me, this is the most I've faced with my health.
My mom makes my laugh, she tells me "think how upset you would be about the cataracts and sugar levels if you were only 43. lol, Thanks mom for making me smile.
Books I just got from my hooked on post last time Amazom . I didn't purchase any of the "miracle books" that will come from prayer and positive thinking.
Thank you Julie for hosting Hooked on Fridays. They are great fun. I love visiting all the posts.
You all have a great and health weekend.


  1. Best wishes to you Trudi. A few years ago my brother called to say he was passing through Atlanta, would I meet him for lunch between flights at the airport? I almost didn't recognize my now skinny bother. His blood sugar tests scared him into a new lifestyle. And now, no pills.

  2. Oh, boy, stuff like that can be scary. At least you're taking charge of your health. Good for you--and good luck with your goals! :-)

  3. DANG!!! I'm pre-diabetic. It's not a matter of if, but when for me. SO....I think I'll jump on this band wagen with you. Good luck.

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  5. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am sorry to hear of your diagnoses. I will say though, after learning way more about diabetes than I ever wanted to know, you have type 2 diabetes and that is the 'better' one to have. You can manage it and control it and perhaps even put it into remission. I know you can do it!

    Best of luck... I will be checking out those books you posted here. My daughter is type 1, but I am sure the recipes will work for either.

    Stay healthy,