I haven't been posting a lot on here for quite a while. I've been very busy just trying to survive my life. The stress has been huge, relentless, and FELT that it would never end, even though I KNEW it eventually would. I know I carry on about stress a lot and everyone is probably tired of hearing it but…
For five years I was trapped in a failing business franchise that I could not repair nor abandon (without being sued). The stress was overwhelming to say the least. The financial stress caused a great deal of anxiety and poor sleep. I couldn't take time off to relax, travel or just be there for family and friends. But thanks be to God, it's over now! It's been over for a little more than a month. The changes in my health are shocking!
The first change was greatly reduced anxiety. With that came sleep. Lots of it. Good quality sleep. Complete with dreams, LOL! With that came even less anxiety. With that came better glucose control. Much better glucose control. My A1c went from 6.5 to 6.1 with no dietary changes and less exercise that previously. I don't have to exercise intensely several times per day any longer. I still exercise every day but it isn't required after every meal in order to combat the insulin resistance. I can't wait to see what my A1c will be 6 months from now.
I've enjoyed some badly needed time off to relax, travel a little, and visit family. I'm getting my home back in order and enjoying that. I'm getting back into hobbies I enjoy. I'm a little bored being home alone all day but I'm getting out as much as I can and keeping busy at home when I can't. I may have an at home job soon doing legal transcription. I'm looking forward to actually getting paid for my work and being able to control my work hours and even take work with my when I travel rather than work preventing me from traveling.
Life is looking up and I am thanking God for every bit of my new found peace and happiness!
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