Saturday, December 29, 2012
I have been lazy with losing weight for a long time now. Even since I joined Spark People. A few months ago, I had a wake up call. I have to lose weight. This is my life. It sure is a motivator when a Dr. tells you you have to lose the weight or you will not live a long life. Strange my Dr. had to say that. I already knew that. I just didn't do anything about it til the Dr. stressed it to me; and it became a reality based on the information the tests the Dr. had done revealed.
Being overweight causes many health problems and diseases. But if you have certain diseases, being overweight can make them worse.
Losing even 10% of your body weight can bring huge health results. But I am not stopping there. This is my life. I want to live a healthy life. I cannot accomplish anything in this life if I am always sick or confined to a bed.
I am in the early stages of Cirrosis. I don't feel good alot of times. But since I have started getting the weight off, I do feel a little better.
I have had liver disease for several years now. I started working in a factory when I was 19 where I used lots of chemicals every day. I went the Dr. about 1987 for some routine blood work, and my liver enzymes were elevated. No one paid any attention to it. I asked why the test results were high and they told me I could spend thousands of dollars chasing that around. Go figure.
About 1999 I got diagnosed. Started out as Non Alchoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Progressed to Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH) then to Cirrosis. But, if I had kept my weight down it would not have gone to this stage this fast. It can slow down and stabilize through weight loss. I am believing God for my healing.
I am writing this blog, hoping people will read this and not let their life get as out of control as I have. Being overweight never has a good outcome.
Every body have a Healthy Happy New Year!!!!