Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (with some words) - Family

So, normally this is a "quiet" post, but I have some things I need to share, and this photo tends to inspire me to share...

I have had a few medical issues arise...and not with the kids, I am talking about me. 

I know that I have to lose weight, I know that I need to change my eating habits, I know that I need to get more exercise...I know this stuff.

We always seem to know what we need to do, yet we choose to not do them. 

This week I have been to my family doctor, been to the er, had an EKG, had a CT scan, did multiple bloodwork and I still have an ECG and a loop test (wearing a heart monitor) coming up.

My blood pressure was through the roof on Monday (174/115) and there were some other frightening symptoms.

I am starting to feel better and I am happy about that, but I received some news about the "what could not be ruled out", which I am not wanting to share right now, but it has been my wakeup call. 

That is my family up there.  I am responsible for those 5 kids.  I need to be around for them.

It's Time!! 

I am making some big changes in my life now.  I need to stick with the changes, cause if I don't, I may miss out on a lot of life that I don't/can't miss out on.

So, changing my eating habits, working out, walking more and trying to decrease the stressors in my life.  These are the changes that are completely in my control.  The sleeping would be a wonderful change, but that will come in time when we figure out what is up with Faith. 

Until then, I am changing the things I can...if you have any tips for me that would be great.  What do you do to destress?  How do you ensure your health is good when you have to worry about your kids?  I need to learn some new strategies...

So, it is my Not So Wordless Wednesday:-)


  1. you need to take care of yourself. as moms, no one else tends to do it.

    I need to get DH to get checked out. His family line, on both sides, is full of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart conditions and early deaths.