Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Saturday, August 14, 2010
So I had my health insurance check up this past week...oh joy! The typical things like weight, cholesterol, glucose levels, tobacco use (or non-use in my case) and what I need to do to improve my health.
Hopefully this year I didn't scare them enough that they will assign me a "Health Coach" again this year.
The thing that cracks me up is that even after losing 100 pounds they still consider me to be "morbidly obese" by their little charts. Because I only have lost 12 pounds in the last year they are a little concerned. Here is the catch though...in that same time frame I have lost 8 inches off my waist and brought down my BMI by 7 points. I point this out and they seem to be happier. I explain that I have been exercising more and that I am becoming more defined with muscles...
Oh! Yes they agree!
My thinking on this is:
- He is supposed to be the "Health Professional".
- He had the same numbers in front of him that I was looking at.
- He is a RN and I am a regular gal just trying to get healthier.
Why was I the one who pointed out these differences? He was the individual that is in charge of advising me about my health for the 20 minutes we are together and I was the one interpreting the numbers to him?!?
This may be part of the issue with the current health care crisis. Which is why I have always taken it upon myself to learn as much about my own health as possible.
Learn about any conditions you may have and take responsibility for your own health because you may be the only one paying attention.
I will get off my soapbox now...
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This has been running through my head for several weeks now. As humans we are flawed, broken and not worthy of His grace and love...but He gives it anyway.
So we come bruised and battered to set at His feet.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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I'll wait here while you go check it out and let me know your thoughts....
Thursday, June 11, 2009
So I had a mandatory work function this evening...and to my surprise some of my coworkers had mixed drinks at this event. To their credit they did not flaunt this and even tried to keep this little adventure a secret from me.
I was pretty sure at various times I had smelled alcohol on them but thought maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me. Someone accidentally gave it away in front of me because he was unaware that I not supposed to know.
I know that I can't force people around me to NOT drink.... BUT if it is a mandatory WORK event that I must be at is it really fair to ask the alcoholic to be around it and not stumble and drink? It wasn't as if I could be at the event and not be around those people. We had to be in close proximity to each other.
I have been sober for about 4 years. I am not going to say I have had NOTHING to drink in 4 years because I have slipped and fallen off the wagon on a few occasions. But I have not had anything to drink in 10 months... including tonight. The key for me is that when I do stumble in this area (well really any area for that matter) I need to ask forgiveness from God, forgive myself, be accountable to someone by owning up to my mistake and start over. I am not willing to give up being sober!
I also tend to get discouraged if I start my "sobriety time" over just because I make a mistake. That is why I hold onto the 4 years instead of the 10 months time frame. I also know I have friends I can text or call that will ask me about it the next day. But at the same time I also know if they receive that call or text that they will pray for me.
But above all I try not to place myself in a position where I have to make that choice which brings me back around to mandatory work functions and the presence of alcohol....
I guess I am just venting a little frustration. Soberly venting.