Extreme "Temple" Makeover

In the interest of continuing this theme of changes to our family, I'll share some news I received a couple of weeks ago.  I got a call from my doctor's office informing me that I'm diabetic.  I was not expecting that one.  My triglycerides are quite high as well, so I've started a new regimen of drugs, diet, and exercise.  I've been losing some weight since we moved to Dixon (about 11 lbs. so far), but it's just been slow-going from minor diet changes.  Time to get serious! 

This news honestly had me down a bit, but I'm grateful I've found out before too much damage was done and there's still time to reverse this trend in my health.  I want to be around for a many more years for my family, my church, and just to see some personal goals come to fruition.  Pray for me that this news will be the kick-in-the-pants that I needed to get back on track.  I believe it's important to have some level of discipline in all areas of your life.  Taking care of "my temple" is the one area of my life that I have definitely been undisciplined and, honestly, sinful.  Hopefully this marks the end of that chapter of my life!


Dorthy said...

You go, Jeff! I know personally how hard it is to stick to a diet. I am praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you man.

- Josh

Leaving Breadcrumbs said...

you can do it!! you do all sorts of things that you make your mind up to do. just keep reminding yourself of your family...they're worth it!...and you, too!

Mookie said...

If you want some guidance in your exercise and diet game plan, shoot me a message, and we can see if we cant tweak your plans into overdrive a bit!

Jana said...

Hey, cousin-in-law! :)
I don't know if you know this, but I was diagnosed as a diabetic about 1 1/2 years ago. Honestly, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I have lost 45 pounds (& still losing) & am healthier than I have been in years. I have not had an upper respirtory infection or bronchitis since I got my blood sugar under control...& I was having one or the other of those about every 3 months. Hang in there & try to remember some advice my doctor gave me, "Enjoy yourself on your birthday, holidays, anniversaries or othr special occassions. Just give me the other 300 days of the year." That makes this disease so much more bearable.

Hang in there & knot what I am rooting for you. If you ever need any advice or suggestion on where to get your meter or supplies, holler at me. I have some great resources.

Sorry this was so long.
Love you cuz!

Jana said...

OK, I meant "know that" I am rooting for you...not "knot what".

Pain meds make me type funny! :)