And sometimes they are great big GIANT leaps!!! Today was a Leap!
Fourteen years ago, I was put on my first blood sugar regulating med. I didn’t think much of it at the time. I certainly didn’t think I would be on it for the rest of my life. The thought just didn’t occur to me. Before the year was out, I was on medication number two! Again, I didn’t think much of it. Eventually, life happened, kids happened, bad food/exercise choices happened… and I found myself at the age of 41 on FOUR different daily meds. I can’t really tell you how it happened, but there I was… and I wanted OFF! Thus began my search for… something different. I found Crossfit.
Three months into Crossfit, and attempting to eat better, I dropped med one. Six months into my often-failed attempts to eat better and Crossfit, med two dropped. Things were going well. Around the nine month mark, I was able to drop my daily shots. That was HUGE! I’d given myself daily shots since I was pregnant with the twins. But… there was one med left. I’ve been sitting on this med for over a year, waiting patiently to get rid of it. A few months ago, my doctor cut that med in half… and as of yesterday… IT’S GONE!!!!!!!
I did it! I really, really did it! I wanted OFF those meds and it took me 21 months to do it… and I did! :happycry:
My latest round of blood work was fantastic. My A1c is 5.5. I’m not even “at risk” for Diabetes anymore. My PCOS symptoms are generally under control. My fasting glucose has been consistently in the 80s. It’s AMAZING!!!
I know I go on and on about Crossfit and Paleo/Primal, but it really has changed my life. It’s added who knows how many years to my life!!! I’m stronger. I’m faster. I’m much healthier. And I’m not done yet! Nope… not done. I’m still only in the middle of my journey. I’ll be redefining my goals a bit over the next few weeks. Getting off meds has been number one for so long. There are so many things I want to do… and for the first time in a while, it feels like I can really do them! 🙂