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A Scare


Friday, April 05, 2013

Well, it happened. My poor eating habits have led me to the hospital. "Minor cardiac episode" is what they called it. It all went down yesterday afternoon into last night. And I am still here for testing and observation. Heart disease runs in my family, but still I have no one to blame but myself.

While I have actually been better lately and generally eat more sensibly than I used to, I can still be a real animal, a dog, when it comes to certain junk foods. I sniff it out, get a taste for it, and then keep coming back to it until I feel almost ill. That's no way to eat. And it certainly is far removed in substance and quantity than the low-caloric, healthy meals they have feeding me in this joint.

I am embarrassed and ashamed. And while I can certainly point the finger at genetics, I cannot deny the fact that my poor eating habits, sporadic but dreadful at times, clearly contributed to the chest pains that led me here in an ambulance.

I am not only out of excuses, I am also out of choices. Eating right, while keeping up the exercise routine, is now my only alternative.
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TATTER3 4/6/2013 8:24AM

    It's gonna be okay. This is just a head's up. Now go forward with better habits. I'm in the same boat. We can do this!!!

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4EVERNESS 4/5/2013 9:26PM

    Okay, now that you've taken responsibility, 'lighten up' :) The stress won't do you any good, but laughter therapy will. Consider it undeserved pampering (wrong) and get healthy and get out of there! Those places cater to sick people you know....

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PLANTAGO 4/5/2013 4:01PM

    I'm so sorry!! Get well soon and stay well -for yourself and your family!
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