Today is day #7 of taking probiotics in the form of a product called Align and the results have been incredible. I have had no bathroom problems, my body weight has been fluctuating but is coming down and my blood sugars have been remarkable. With suggestions from my readers I know that there are better probiotics on the market, especially ones that are refrigerated at a health food store, but even with just taking this product I can see many positive changes overall.
I received a phone call from my primary care physicians office letting me know that the results of my blood test are very good other than it showed a high potassium level. This doesn’t seem quite right and my wife explained that it could be a result of leaving the test sample sit too long before testing it. At any rate they would like me to come back and do another test next week. I should get a copy of the previous test to see just where my A1c is at.
Throughout this life experiment the one thing that has never changed is my attitude towards discovering answers to my own health. I have stayed steady in keeping a positive attitude and I believe that this is one of the markers that makes the biggest difference between winning and losing. For each of us there are so many trials and tribulations we must face in life and with each challenge we have the simple choice to make between thinking positive about it or thinking negative about it. When we think about a problem in a negative way we usually end up putting less effort in the cause of getting through it and correcting it. This brings about another emotion that we call regret. I can never think that I didn’t put my best foot forward in any situation and even if it takes a long time to get through, I will continue to push forward and not allow anything to stand in my way of finding the answers I need. I can’t think of anything that is more important than my own health. Without it where would I be? I have too many people in my life who I love dearly and know that they love me too. I don’t ever want to be a burden on someone else and it is my responsibility to make sure that I am the best I can be.
I know that keeping my sights set on those things positive have created the person I am right now. Not only with my own personal health but also in my home life, my work life and all of the personal relationships I have with others. When two or more positive people get together the results are amazing. Changes come about each day in our lives and we have no other choice but to deal with them. It makes it so much easier when we discuss these things with others who keep a positive attitude and avoid the nay sayers who complain about every little problem in the world. I don’t like to waste my energy in this way although we all get caught up in someone else’s negative energy. Each time this happens I feel drained and need to find a way to get away from these people. I have learned that by simply staying positive about things teaches others that speaking in a negative way usually ends up in a very short conversation as I have to go rearrange my sock drawer. This is the same feeling I get after watching the news. Why would anyone want to hear about all of the ills in the world when the truth is that they are really pretty small compared with all of the positive things that are happening around us.
This weekend marks the last weekend before the wedding and we will be doing a lot of work preparing the house for guests. From bedding and linens to bathrooms we will make sure are guests feel more than welcome. With making these same preparations we are also preparing the house for sale next month as many rooms haven’t even been opened in over a year. It is a love – hate relationship with me as I ask myself why we have rooms that we don’t use, but on the other side it is convenient for times like this wedding. When we do purchase out final home in Florida this is one thing we have to keep in mind and decide what size home we really need.
Well I have to get started… I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Blood Sugar- 81, Weight- 176.6