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Shook for September

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Hello fellow sparkers!

I felt as if my last few blogs this year only led me to a downfall of failure. The good news is, regardless of gaining everything I lost back. It took that and a few life events to shake me up and wake me up at the same time!

Over a month ago, I had a horrible chest pain/abdominal pain occurrence. Went to the Dr. and 30 minutes before arriving had another incident happen. My ekg came back abnormal but my blood tests detecting a heart attack came back normal. My doc believes I have an ulcer and put me on a regimen of acid reducers and told me no longer to drink coffee/soda, *(even diet soda). I've been better since but am going to the cardiologist anyway. That appointment is yet to come but was very scary nonetheless. As my doc puts it, I went under two bouts with anesthesia last year and nothing was said to me about irregular heartbeat or blood pressure, so I am praying for the best at my next appointment. We're staying on top of things no matter what!

However, on 8/28 my husband had a heart attack. A big one. He is better now but after he experienced the reality check of his life and mine too, we've abandoned our Keto lifestyle and have gone back to low cal, low fat, low sodium eating. BOTH OF US!

He and I are moving again and was so proud of him this morning when before I woke, he went for a mile walk. This is so UNLIKE him but I like what I see. It was a very scary moment and folks, if I can stress one thing to you, it is when the medical staff swarm around your spouse in a frenzy while they prepare the Cath lab and hand you his clothes, wallet and wedding ring, if that doesn't wake you up from an eating stupor, I don't know what will.

To say the least, I am AWAKE, alert and am happy to be back here now for 19 days. Things are going well and I've lost about 13 pounds and he has lost 8 pounds since coming home from the hospital. We normally always joke about him weighing less than I and I used to tell him I always had to be below him and he couldn't lose as fast so I could catch up. For the first time I am happy he is below my weight and reducing his insulin since we've revamped our diet. I'll catch up and for now am losing fast and I'll take it. With time know it will taper and go a bit slower and will be patient for good results. Ultimately I am happy he is reducing his meds and am hoping for continued improvements for his heart and he makes a full recovery. Perspective at it's finest!

So as reluctant as I was to even write a blog again and say, "this time is it"!! I'm back to say I'm here, engaged, moving forward with no more regrets.

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    Wow! I saw your comment on my blog, and first let me say "thank you" for taking the time to read my blog and write me a note! It's uplifting. Secondly, I just want to say, because we never get enough of it, "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!" Thirdly, I will be praying for you and your hubby. I KNOW what you mean. My hubby has had a number of close calls . . . remarkably none of which were weight related, because he kind of lives by the motto, "I'd rather die happy than control what I eat." He, too, is finally grabbing onto it. Being Stateside, though, with so many of his favorite snacks/sweets so handy has got him backtracking. Hang in there! Youll be an inspiration for us all!
    491 days ago
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