Luckily, after both births, my body went back to normal and my blood sugar started taking control of itself. I'm at a higher risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, but for now, I'm handling it.
Today was my annual endocrinology (diabetes) checkup at the local clinic. I dread this appointment because every year, no matter how hard I try, my numbers always get worse: my weight, my A1C, my fasting glucose, everything. It didn't help that yesterday was Valentine's Day where chocolate flows like water (why oh why did I chose today for an appointment!?)
But this year, for the first time ever, my numbers did not get worse. I was shocked. Did they do a 180 and everything is in normal range? Well, no, but for the first time, there's improvement. I can live with improvement! My weight went down a bit, my A1C went down a little, my fasting glucose was a little high (damn you chocolate), and my other numbers improved as well (apparently my "good cholesterol" is low, but so is my "bad").
Am I doing things differently? I'm trying! I'm only human. I'm working out (so gross!), trying to eat less sugar (sugar addiction is a THING!), and doing supplements. I honestly believe my supplements have been a huge part in IMPROVEMENTS. Here's a few that I take:
I try to have a shake a day, at least every/other day. I like to CHEW things so this has taken some getting used to, but it tastes amazing and helps me curb my sugar cravings, so it's really been a positive change for me.
One I try to never go without! I helps flush the "bad" from my system and helps me control my body's response to inflammation.
I've actually just started using these. I like them! They support my metabolism which is always a helpful thing.
Believe Essential Oil
The right mindset can make all the difference. I still have bad days, but I have way more uplifting ones. Applying this oil really resonates with me and helps me have a positive spin on my thoughts!
So here's to IMPROVEMENTS. I hope for little ones all year long.