Monday Motivation

Can you believe it is Monday already..?

I woke up wanting to stay in bed another hour. So just like you guys I’m going to need some motivation to keep me going this week.

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Something I haven’t mentioned is that I have been cheating on my diet. Since graduating from FIDM I started losing weight. Yes, I know what you are thinking and I’m not happy at all that I’m losing this weight. It has turned into a  health problem now because I can’t keep a stable weight. During the course of six months I have lost about 20 pounds without trying at all.  My doctor became extremely concerned because according to my blood work I am completely healthy. But I somehow am still losing weight. So she urged that I eat whatever I wanted and really make an effort to gain weight.

At first I was happy that I was given the green light to eat carbs and sugar. But little did I know that my doctor’s recommendation would soon affect my BF health. We recently noticed that his sugar levels have risen and sure enough it was because of me. Since I would be eating Cheerios and milk, he was always tempted to try a spoonful. So we decided I can only cheat at work, just to keep that out of the apartment.

My game plan is to do this the healthy way. I don’t want to be eating crap that will eventually cause me problems down the road. So I will be forcing myself to eat more protein and working out. I need to start developing my muscles by engaging them more. I also need to speed up the way I eat. I’m praying that by adding these two things into my life that I will be able to gain my 20 pounds back. If you guys have any recommendations I am all ears.

Love,

Erika

 

Monday Motivation

Good Morning all you lovely people!

Hope you didn’t work too hard this weekend. Yesterday I got a head start on my grocery shopping! So I’m pretty proud that the task I always put off was accomplished yesterday.

Last week was pretty scary and stressful. I never knew that being a support system was extremely hard. Keeping a brave face can be so difficult at times. There are even moments when I just want to cry. The person who has diabetes is my boyfriend and this whole time I wanted to keep it to myself. I mostly did it because its really not my news to share.

But last Tuesday his friend came over and tested him with his machine. His number was at 182 and his friend was telling us that we should go to the ER. We were waiting on his insurance to finally kick in so we could FINALLY see the doctor. It turns out that there was more BS involved than we thought. So I decided to go with him last Wednesday to the Urgent Care to hear what the doctor had to say. They didn’t tell him anything important! They gave him his medicine told him how to use it and sent us off (after waiting 4 hrs).

They didn’t run any tests even though his blood sugar clocked in at around 240. The doctor even advised my boyfriend to get off his ketogenic diet that was working wonders on him. But to top it all off his dietitian never called him back since Wednesday. So as I’m trying to control his carb and sugar intake with these diabetic websites. But it seems like nothing is lowering his blood sugar not even his medicine. I’m beyond worried and angry because it seems like no one is helping us.

It’s these moments I have to stop and say to myself this is a test. I have to remain strong and fight through this. I can’t let this win and take over. So today more than ever I need this motivation Monday to remind me to keep going. If there is anything I want you to take from this it is to get yourself checked. If my boyfriend would have gotten checked a year ago we probably wouldn’t be here. Please don’t put your loved ones through this especially if you can prevent it from getting out of control.

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I love you all and truly care for your well-being.

Erika

 

Motivational Monday

With the weekend over it’s time to get ready for the week.

I have been going crazy trying to plan out meals. I’m lucky that I have my boyfriend to help me make dinner because I would have been too easy to quit. If you want to keep up with my journey be sure to follow me on snap chat (erika_isa24).

Today I was also looking around to see if I can find my loved one a free diabetic blood glucose reader. If you guys know any place where I can find a free machine with test strips please comment below. Its been pretty hard trying to get my loved one properly diagnosed because they don’t have health insurance so getting a machine will make it easier to check their intake of carbs.

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A HUGE Lifestyle Change

Last week I got some sad news, someone I love was diagnosed with diabetes. After a tearful conversation I realized how important it is to treat your body right. Sure we think a soda or a bag of chips won’t do any damage but in the long run it just might.

I have always had horrible eating habits and after that night I am more than willing to change them. I have made a pact with myself to be not only a support system to them but to join them.

Changing what you eat can be extremely difficult. So I have been doing non-stop research on what kind of food they need to start eating and exercise tips.

Tonight I’m going to try and make this.

dinner

And since fruit juice is a no-no, I decided to make this for the rest of the week. Hopefully it last that long.

drink

If there is anything to take away from my article its to see your doctor and get checked out. Because there are 29.1 million people in the United States that have diabetes. But the scary part is that 8.1 million of them may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.

  • In adults 20 and older, more than one in every 10 people suffers from diabetes, and in seniors (65 and older), that figure rises to more than one in four.

So do your loved ones a favor and get a physical. To see more of my recipes and pins you can follow me on pinterest (@modernmeow).

Love,

Erika