Checking In: Day 2.2

This has been an interesting and busy year; unfortunately my good efforts have backfired on me. I went sugar free for 30 days thinking that it would continue like the dairy free 30 days did, instead I binged for the next two months. At 32 days, I randomly realized that the 30 days was up and I wanted something sweet. Then that is all I wanted.

Beyond that, I am at a steady 206 pounds. My blood pressure is good, cholesterol is decent, and thyroid has no concerns. I do have elevated fasting blood sugar that we are going to recheck in six months. But otherwise, I am healthy.

I went backpacking on the Lost Coast in California for three days. I really thought that we would have to have an extended trip, but we made it in the usual three days. They were tough, but we did it with smiles on our faces.

My feet had been hurting again, so I had to have the injections just two weeks before the backpacking trip. I also bought new hiking shoes the day before we left. This was a great choice as I didn’t have sore feet afterwards. I’m still looking for the perfect pair of shoes, but I am getting closer.

I have returned to physical therapy for my back and have started getting therapy for my feet. This is not a pleasant experience, but it is one of the best decisions I have made. I feel an improvement and have been able to skip the last two scheduled injections. I am on a happy road to recovery.

Today, I started listening to Intuitive Eating, a book that was suggested by a dietician and my doctor. I have made a lot of progress in it but will have to relisten to parts of it. It is easy to day dream while a book is being read to me. But my healthy choice today is to quit dieting.

Life is good.


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