Many things have happened throughout the month of October. For a good part of it, I didn’t have health insurance at all. Here is a summary of it all.
Weight Loss Plan
My plan for October was to get into a routine of exercise. For the most part, I attended Zumba class twice a week, and have no plans of switching to something else. I will probably introduce something else like climbing stairs to add some variation. I plan to increase the amount of exercise to three times per week in November.
I found myself eating out at restaurants a lot, but I tried to make healthy choices. I would carefully watch portion sizes. I have found a good app for my phone which helps me make better decisions. I eat sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes, brown rice instead of white rice, and truvia instead of sugar. Although, I was far from perfect and ate the occasional French fry. I believe that I made some progress here.
My medicine dosage was recently reduced. My hands were shaking and it was really starting to freak me out. Several times I had problems holding things. Now that I am on a lower dosage of the medicine, I am meditating more to reduce stress. This will especially come in handy around the holidays.
I got accepted! I have affordable health insurance! My health insurance card hasn’t shown up yet, but I am in their system. The person that helped me spent many hours on the phone for several weeks advocating for me. I practically cried when he told me. I have talked about this for about two months now, and will be ecstatic to change topics.