A few months ago I went to the doctor’s office for my annual checkup. This is the checkup that lab work is done. I’ve been borderline diabetic for a few years, have hypertension and the next thing on my list is I now have high cholesterol levels! I’m over going to the doctor, every time I go something else is wrong with me?
What I Can Do For Better Health and Diet
When I came home from that checkup I was pretty down. Many chronic illnesses are common in my family; diabetes, heart disease, obesity, to name a few. So why was I surprised when I joined the rest of my relatives in that open group? I’m not doing anything different than they are. I eat whatever I want whenever I want. I love my fried foods and beer, not the best choice when I have hypertension and high cholesterol.
What do I do first? Actually, this is kind of embarrassing. As I grew up I was outside all the time. I’ve always been physically fit, not necessarily did I eat the healthiest of foods but I looked good. I watched so many of my family lose their lives to chronic disease and throughout my life I’ve researched these diseases so I know what I need to do for better health and diet. It is my belief that if I don’t practice what I preach my food just may kill me!
It’s time to walk my talk! So if I tell you that I’m going to start walking my talk on the next Monday, would you believe me? You probably shouldn’t. For me at least, I have a difficult time giving up some of my favorite foods that I grew up with like French fries and a Dairy Queen Blizzard! I have tried so many quick fixes that I can tell you, for sure, there is NO quick fix. The old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Seriously!
So what’s a gal to do? For me, I can’t call a change in my food -I’m going on a diet. It doesn’t work for me because as soon as I lose a few pounds I feel impenetrable! Things are going so well that what does it matter if I have a brownie, or Alfredo sauce on my pasta? It matters! I look at it as a lifestyle change. The more I find out how much harm our food does to us, I naturally steer away from those foods. This is a journey I’m doing with you, for me and for you. I’m a gal that needs motivation, accountability in order to get and stay healthy and if in the process, through my blog, I can help a few others, and spread awareness, then I’m happy.
What’s next? What’s next for me is to make one or two changes at a time. I will not overwhelm myself with trying to do it all at once. That’s way to stressful for me and that’s setting myself up for failure. How do you eat an elephant, one bite at a time. One change at a time!
Remember, these are my opinions, I could be wrong.
Let me know what you think, or feel? Leave me a comment;