Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I have had a tough weekend with the sad news about my brother. I pray he will be okay. It is in GOD'S hands now.
I thank all my family, friends and especially sparkfriends (old and new) for the support, kind words and prayers.
I am trying to keep busy. Not that hard now that I am also taking care of my mother, (if you don't know she has dementia) kids off from camp and the usual going on around here.
So, as a diversion I continue to spark. I took a poll this morning. This was the question:
Quick Poll Results
Do you believe that an overweight person can be fit/healthy?
There were four choices. I choose Yes, if they live a healthy lifestyle.
I believe genetics is a big part too but I went with healthy lifestyle.
I believe this because about 2 years ago when I went to my doctor for annual check up. After all the testing the results came back. My good cholesterol was slight low. My doctor was very please with all this and said as always your are in fine health. Anne just watch what you eat and start exercising again. I wish I had more patients like you.
HUH? But doc...I must be 30-40lbs overweight. How can I be healthy? He said your weight will start to effect your health but it has NOT yet. You have time to get active and lose the weight. He said being overweight does not necessarily effect one's health instantly (something like that,,,this was 2 years ago can't remember exact words) and right now Anne you are in good health.
????You said that already.
Well, since I always ate healthy, plenty of fruit and veggies, always drank water and have been somewhat active person most of my life. Yes, I stop the sports and the workouts for years. And yes along with the fruit & vegetables I ate the junk foods and yes I was (sort still am) a mindless emotional eater but I guess all the right things I did most of my life was an asset to my health. So, even with the weight gain I still had a chance to get back my life. Yep, once my orthopedic doctor gave me the okay to (I had a 80% rotator cuff tear and 30% bicep tear) for me to start to exercise again I did. On May 3rd I joined SP and started watching my nutrition and slowly working out again.
This is why I think (don't know for sure) overweight people can be healthy and fit. But than again I could be wrong.
I am going to call my brother now.