Thursday, June 06, 2013
Two years since my last entry and I was 275 pounds. Got off the scale today and was happy hat on my new effort I have lost 3 lbs and now I am 275 pounds. So often we want to say what is the use and the excuses come up - Diabetes, A-Fib, shortness of breath, High blood pressure and so on. The truth is my health is deteriorating as my body carries this excess weight. Do I want to Die??? The answer is NO!!! Right now I walk a quarter mile and have to catch my breath for several minutes, then I can do it two more times before being worn out.
My Spiritual daughter told me at the office, papa, do what you can, don't press beyond, BUT keep doing it. Such wonderful advice. We watch the hard bodies screaming no pain no gain and believe we have to keep up. NO I am 68 years old in another couple of months. A friend of mine, Peter Wagner said in his plenary speech at the ACEA summit said, "God has promised us 120 years, and even though I am 82 I plan on filling the goal or at least die trying."
There is no such thing as too old or too sick to care for your heath. This is not a weight or beauty issue at my age. It is about life and health issue.
The truth is I can look at my physical disability "A heart that is always malfunctioning." and comfort myself in pity or I can do my best and realize that my heart speed in 10 minutes is what the fit ones try to achieve in 30. Hey that is a positive. Add to it eating right and this time around I see success.