Fitness Isn’t all about Weightloss


Had a great week, lots of positive things happened. The local pharmacy finally figured out how Medicare A, B, D and LIS worked together and I received one half my medications. They filled the Immunosuppressants and Insulin. For those of you who read my Biography, Silver Linings on Dark Clouds, know I received a kidney transplant in 2003 and the Immunosuppressants keep my body from rejecting the new kidney. The immunosuppressants, plus genetic predisposition, caused the diabetes, thus my need for the insulin. Now I have the more important of my medications after a 10 week wait. Since taking the insulin for a few days again, my blood sugars are down 150 points. Getting back on track.

Also this week, I discovered the Friday Harbor Food Bank, thankful because DSHS cut my food stamps in half when I moved from Pierce County to San Juan County. The cost of living in SJC is about 1.5 times higher than in Pierce County, so I do not understand the cut in benefits. Rent+Utilities alone are 75% of my SSDI. I’m thankful that the FHFB gave me three full bags of  healthy canned goods, dairy products and vegetables. Now I can have more than one meal a day.

Weight wise, I did gain 1 1/2 pounds back after losing five pounds after a two week plateau. Follow all that?  Good. I’m not worried because this will happen when you start a healthy lifestyle, whether to lose weight, inches or keep healthy. You’ll lose weight, plateau, gain a few, so don’t obsesses about it. Remember, only weight once per week otherwise you’ll drive yourself crazy.  Enjoy the ride, find hobbies, discover what you enjoy.

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