It’s definitely been some time since my last entry and there is good reason for it. To start, a family friend had a traumatic experience with diabetes that required immediate attention from his family and friends. Shortly after that, my puppy Oliver was experiencing some harsh vomiting and diarrhea for days. On top of maintaining other projects, work, and these two, I had to make some sacrifices to cater to those important to me.
Brian is a bigger dude with some extra weight and it was no surprise when he was diagnosed with diabetes a couple weeks ago. Brian knew for years that he was at high risk for type II diabetes but never felt like his life was in danger. Roughly two weeks ago, Brian was in Disney World when his blood sugar hit an extreme 400 and sent him to the hospital. With a numb leg, blurry vision, and the inability to walk, Brian was scared for his life. After some time in the hospital, Brian reached out and asked if I would help him establish a healthier lifestyle; one that he can maintain for the rest of his life. I am someone who is extremely passionate about nutrition and was excited for another opportunity to put my degree to use!
Brian hired me as his nutrition coach and we’ve been working closely ever since! Our goal is to change his old habits into new ones that will rid him of type II diabetes. Two weeks in and Brian is doing very well! I am not only instilling better eating habits, but am educating Brian on the importance of a balanced diet and the affects of food on his body. It’s so fulfilling to be able to help someone on a level that is ultimately prolonging his life. I am going to include Brian’s story in my wellness journey, as working with him helped me to make some healthier choices myself the past couple of weeks.
As for Oliver, it’s been a week-long case of a stomach bug! I am grateful I got to be home with Oliver as he was literally experiencing diarreah every 2-3 hours. I kept him in his cage while running errands, etc. and would often come home to a big mess. Between monitoring his poops and bathing him almost 2-3 times a day, it definitely required a lot of my attention. This little guy is my world and I am more than happy to attend to his tummy, but my patience for poop was running thin.
The dust has settled and it seems the boys are on healthy tracks; weight loss and solid poops. Although I had to take some time away from the blog to focus on those who are close, I am back and ready to start creating some fresh content. Exciting things in the making and I look forward to sharing them with you!
Thanks for your patience and I’m glad to be back!