Well its been awhile since I wrote to you last. A lot has happened. I have continued with my journey on losing all of the extra weight on my body. I am still doing my workout routine and taking the supplements that have saved and changed my life for the better. I am down now almost 20 lbs in 30 days. I have more energy than I ever remember having since I was a teen, my joints, muscles and body overall does not ache, and hurt like it used to. I have better mental focus and clarity, and a whole new outlook on life. It’s amazing that I can now get down on the floor, and play with my kids, run around with them, and I have tons of energy to work on the house now, instead of relying on my wife for it. Before starting these supplements I would come home from work, and collapse from being worn out, from not being able to keep my blood sugars were they needed to be. My blood sugars since starting these supplements have been consistently under 120 which is perfect!, and I am taking much less insulin. I cannot wait to be able to be done with Insulin all together.
So, my son Gunnar 3 months old who is pictured here has Cystic Fibrosis. On Friday he was admitted to a Children’s hospital where we live as he has a horrible congested cough. He will be there for 1 week on strong antibiotics, respiratory therapy, and a battery of tests to make sure they get everything covered. I have come to respect all that my wife does so much more, as I have been solo at home with our other 4 children since this happened. Thank you to all of the amazing mothers out there, so much respect for you and all you do. Yes I will admit it lol I am at times overwhelmed, but I love my kids and its been fun, crazy, and all the above.
Fun example of my chaos: Helping my two sons go to the restroom, in a split second my 2 little girls sneak into my master bathroom, open my wives lip gloss, proceed to grab multiple q tips and smear the lip gloss all over my bathroom toilet seat. They have to have some higher power connection to stop time, because I have no idea how in a matter of less than 1 minute they cause as much chaos as they are so capable of LOL. Fun memories, but Lord almighty I miss my wife, praying for Gunnar to heal and have them home soon. #daddyneedsavacation
OK so my goal is to write everyday. I will get there, but man life, work, kids, it has been difficult to get away to post. Today is day 6 of being on my new way of eating to improve my health. I am down 5 pounds, and I have more energy than I have had in like 7 months. My blood sugars are stable and normal levels, I am sleeping much better, and enjoying life more. 3 more days to go of my 8 day ignite plan, then on to the next week.
I try to make my family amazing, and delicious meals to eat, and I will admit it has been difficult at times not to want to eat my creations with them. But, once I get past these initial beginning stages, my new plan opens up some more, and I plan on making some amazing seafood dishes for our family that I can enjoy with them. Staying positive, feeling up beat, exciting to see the pounds continue to burn off. I am ready to be thin, and keep it off for life.
Next, begin incorporating more exercise into my routine each week. Words of encouragement to anyone out their who has extra weight they want off that they have struggled with their whole life. Take it one day at a time, 1 pound at a time, join me in working to reclaim the rest of your life, have the body you want, and be healthy.
A motto that I have heard that is so true “Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat”, reprogramming my brain and body from my old ways of thinking and eating! Ok Day 7 here we come.
Time for change. Yeah I know you’re seeing the word Xyngular, and probably wondering what is that? I was in the same boat when I had a dear friend introduce me to a wonderful couple who are Coaches for this program. I have literally tried most other programs, fad diets, Veganism, you name it to reclaim my life, health and be free from Type 2 diabetes. I want to be able to enjoy my life without having this horrible cloud of diabetes hanging over me.
It has also been a dream of mine to be very fit, and one day body build for my health and wellbeing. So, back to the program, my buddy knows me very well, and knows how badly I want to lose weight, and be around for my kids for many years to come. He introduced me to an amazing couple that I am looking forward to getting to know, and have support me in this endeavor. The product is really amazing, and not difficult to use, and has tried, and true results from the research that I have done.
Next Step tomorrow morning is day 1. Tonight I took my measurements, before photos, weight comes in the morning and we are off to a whole new me. I never thought on my blog I would be putting up weight loss posts, but I want you to join me on this journey, and learn with me the victories, struggles, and overall success.
I don’t know about any of you out there in cyberspace, but I am one who is ready for a huge change for good. I want to be able to purchase my clothes anywhere, fit comfortably on any plane ride, never have to worry about taking diabetes meds again, and be a healthy fully active dad with my kids.