Homeless but still hard at work
Sunday, December 02, 2012
I can't believe how difficult it is to be homeless and try to eat healthy as a diabetic. I can understand the donations of food because carbohydrates fill people up and most of the time they are easy to store. The are the one food that also last the longest in storage.
Trying to get some exercise and eating healthy just takes a lot more planning and saying "No" to food that are just not healthy for me. I'm grateful the food that I do get at night. I just wish there more vegetables and protean. I'm hoping that we will be able to get on food stamps or one of us in the household gets a job. Then I will have a better chance of keeping the carbs to a minimum.
Good news is that I will get hooked into the medical system. I will have a better chance of controlling my diabeties. I'm already feeling the foot pain from in and the swelling in my legs. I'm hoping that I will find a doctor that will work with me to change my life instead of just pushing pills towards me.
I know that this sound like a lot of rambling and complaining but my final point is "Don't give up!" No matter what situation life has placed before you, your health is important and you can take steps towards better health anywhere. Yes, even in a homeless shelter.
Plenty of water
stay away from the sugars and processed food
Stay active even if it's just for 10 minutes a day