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Day One 2017 Holidailies

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Here it is late in the evening of day one of 2017 Holidailies and I almost missed it.

Day one. Sigh.

Okay, I have good reasons for it this year. I’ve been busy today.

Today, December First, 2017, is the ninth anniversary of my nephrectomy. The surgery that took my right kidney, and the big ass tumor it held, out of me and saved my life.

Nine years. Wow. That is pretty much beyond belief. When I was first diagnosed in September of 2008 I was sure that I wouldn’t live a year.

Here we sit at nine years and getting better. I went to two doctors today. My PCP  for my every four months check up.

Diabetic, so I have to go in that often. Today, I got great news at her office.

First, my A1C is trending down finally. I had a time of it this year with it being such a rough year. We lost my Father-in-Law in April and that has affected every single thing the rest of the year.

I’m not going to dwell on that today. I’ll write about him soon.

Second good news today. I have lost 75 pounds. I have finally gotten serious about my health and I am eating properly. Veggies, fruits, and lean protein. Salads with salsa as dressing.

I’m enjoying this way of eating, too. It’s odd. I have a cheat day every couple of weeks and the most recent one? Well, the bad food tasted bad.

I don’t know what to think about that. Am I changing my taste buds enough that  I won’t want any of that stuff?

This is new territory for me. Normally when I lose any weight I start to panic and end up eating it back on. Not this time. Mentally I am ready to lose it.

Really? This is me? When I last headed down this path I couldn’t handle it. I’m ready for this change. I’m ready to feel better.

This isn’t about how I look. I really just want to feel better.

I mean, I’ll never be skinny. I have lipedema which causes fat to collect and grow from my waist down. It’ll be a fight to get any of it off, but I’m damn sure going to try.

Welcome to day one. I’m glad you’re here.