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Little Joys and Gratefulness

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Mike and I took a walk last night. That probably doesn't seem like a big deal unless you know that we used to take walks together all the time, but haven't in probably over a year. Honestly I can't even remember if we've taken a walk together in our neighborhood since right after we got married.

It's not that we've just been too busy, although we have been fairly busy. After we got married, we went right into autumn, then into a bitter Chicago winter, then I came down with mono, then I got better just in time for winter again, then I started getting tired again.

My doctor officially diagnosed me with hypoglycemia this past Saturday, and making sure I eat healthy food every few hours has made a HUGE difference for me. I had become so used to my dormant self that I'm still surprising myself with the things I want to do now, like taking a walk. Just having energy in the evenings again is such an amazing feeling!

It can be difficult to appreciate what you have until you lose it, and I'm very grateful that I got my health and energy back. I can't imagine what it would have been like if it turned out I had a chronic illness and that there weren't these simple steps I could take to maintain my energy level. My heart goes out to those who are not as fortunate.

If you are healthy... give thanks today.

5 comments:

  1. YAY! I'm so glad you were able to get a diagnosis (and it wasn't diabetes) and that your doctor's advice is helping so quickly! That is amazing!

    My blood sugar can get wacky at times, so I have to remember to eat every so often, too. I get sort of anxious/panicky/nerved up when it happens or I space out, so the first thing my husband says to me when I start acting "weird" is "when is the last time you ate something?" A small snack is usually enough to make me feel better. I hope many more days of health and energy are ahead for you!!

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  2. @Rabbit
    Thanks for your kind words! I've found it's helpful to have specific times of the day when I eat parts of my lunch, so I never go too long without eating. Weekends are harder to stay on a schedule, but I'm working on it. I also try to make sure Mike doesn't go too long without eating, because he gets totally wired and won't shut up when he's hungry (usually when we're driving to a restaurant) :)

    Thanks again for your good wishes!

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  3. Hahaha about Mike! I guess it's better than being grouchy or cranky, which is what has happened to me before.

    And yes, weekends are harder for me too. Even if I'm home, I can lose track of time and then things get bad...

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