I’m focusing on #selfcare and seeing my doctor this morning

As part of my focus on selfcare, I’m seeing my doctor this morning. For a long time, I avoided the doctor because I wasn’t making myself a priority.

I reached a point that by the time I realized I needed to go back, I was too afraid of what I might learn.

When I did eventually return, I learned I had some work to do and that I needed to start making myself a priority or my health would continue to suffer.



My health wasn’t too bad but my numbers were out of whack and my weight was out of control. I needed to make some serious changes and the sooner the better.

Long story short, I did just that. Since November of 2017, I’ve lost 40 lbs, my cholesterol is optimal, my BP is mostly normal and my resting heart rate is back in the high 50’s, low 60’s. This is my second appointment in a row where I’m excited to go back and sorta flaunt my progress.. ☺

Since my last appointment (6 months ago), I’m down another 15 lbs and I’ve literally walked hundreds of miles. I’m hoping that I continue to show improvement when I get my numbers back today.. ☺

It’s so important to make yourself a priority. Don’t be afraid of the doctor. Get a check up and make sure your okay. If you need some work, do it. It might not be easy and it could be overwhelming but the alternative should never be an option.

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  1. It’s going to be 2weeks I am reading your blog and now I know your family members and you are overcoming all the situations that are coming towards you. You are such an amazing father, doing the best for your kids to lead an effortless life and I do not want to add anything extra into your caregiver role. This blog really is informative and inspirational piece of writing for the families as well as the support professionals who cares people with autism.I have a small suggestion for you that “always remember to spend time for your own and your wife’s health”. Try to do periodic health check up and follow up with the doctor. Make sure that you have enough strength to take care of others. May the Almighty god give you peace of mind, joy and everlasting happiness throughout the journey..

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    • BeckyW on February 7, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    That’s excellent. And good to get things under control before you start experiencing ill effects.

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