Friday, May 03, 2013
Made it through my "orientation week"---getting my head back on straight. I am feeling pretty good about things now, and I think I can pull this off now. I will have to re-think winters because when I get back into shape, I don't ever want to repeat the failures of this past winter.
My yard is calling to me this morning, the sun is shining and the new plants are waiting to be potted. I love sunshine.... (perhaps the winter problem?)
I have my food plan made for the week and my motivation is high.
I saw a gal on Dr Oz that motivated me--- she had been diagnosed with diabetes, something that runs in her family and took her mother at a very young age. She had been deceiving herself, overeating and not taking care of her health until the Dr pronounced those awful words. She has a young son and realized she did not want someone else raising him. She changed her diet, lifestyle and changed her health. Now when tempted by --say a chocolate cake-- she asked herself " do you want that cake? or do you want your foot?"
Wow, this really hit home. My dear sweet mom lost both feet to diabetes before she passed away. She knew she had diabetes, but never could find the strength to deny herself the things she loved. I can't repeat her mistakes in this area. I miss her terribly, I see people her age just now passing away and I think of all the years I could have had her if she would have taken better care of herself, an additional 12 years for sure.
I have my yearly physical this coming week. I am praying I did not do damage to my body I cannot fix by getting this weight off. If my tests come back OK again for diabetes, I will breath a sigh of relief, knowing I dodged a bullet, and knowing I can't let this weight problem slip again!