Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I have a disease called obesity. I realize now Iíve had it all my life. I will never be one of those few lucky individuals who can eat anything they want, not exercise, and still lose weight or remain the same weight.
Can it be cured? NO! Rather like diabetes I can never be cured. It is something I will live with for the rest of my life. I will always need to self-check and ensure my levels of exercise and food intake are correct for my body.
Can I control it? YES I can but I have to recognize that it will always be my problem. I will always have to watch what I eat and exercise appropriately. If I exercise less then I need to adjust my portions and eat less. The hard part is recognizing that this is something I need to continually work at and when I stop working at it the pounds will pile on and it becomes that much harder to lose the weight again. If I continue to slip I will be subject to other health issues. Can I reward myself now and then with something indulgent like that piece of pie (or ice cream)? Absolutely, as long as I remain aware of what I am doing?
I have a disease called obesity but I am not alone there are others who have the same problem who can support me.
Thanks SparkPeople and my Darklings Team.