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My Vision of My Future - The Negative Side

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Today's question:

If I don't improve the way I eat and exercise, in one year I will be .... And in 5 years I will be...

To me, these questions are necessary to keep me honest. The fact is that I KNOW what it is like not to eat and exercise properly and have seen the effects of that year after year for far too long.

Quite simply if I do not improve the way I eat and exercise, I will died. Maybe not in one year or even five years - but I will die.

Spiritually, I am fighting to hold on right now. I am holding on with the hope that something will click and move me to eat better and exercise consistently. I am trying to let go of the past and move forward and forget about my unsuccessful attempts. I view each day as another opportunity to do better and focus on what I did right the day before - no matter how small.

I acknowledge that I have placed too much emphasis on the right size in my social interactions with men. I am trying to get outside my own comfort zone to expand my social contacts so that I can really enjoy life and not simply work and take care of family.

Spiritually, I need to improve the way I eat and exercise for peace of mind and more personal fulfillment. I want to be the "after" picture.

Physically - that is pretty plain based on my 200+ pounds on a 5'2" frame. Right now I only have to deal with a prediabetic diagnosis. In the past I had high blood pressure, sleep apnea and difficulty with breathing with slight exertion. All those things lurk in the shadows and will return if I don't get more weight off my body. I really do believe that all the years that I have struggled with weight loss will dramatically affect my physical well-being as get older. I want to enjoy vibrant, active senor years. Not one where I have worry about blood pressure, diabetes and more.

Today's questions is a great reminder why I need to improve my eating and exercise. And I am not going to give up on myself.
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  • GR8TAWK-N-2-U
    Great questions. We have to do it for better health, thanks for sharing.
    1245 days ago
    One step, one day at a time....that's all any of us can do. I truly believe you can and do make a difference in each day. emoticon
    1245 days ago
  • FITKAT62
    I agree that it is a struggle. I have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. It's bad enough that I already had high blood pressure. I have to work harder to avoid the other diseases.
    1245 days ago
    Those are very good questions, and they can really help to keep your honest. I too struggle with wanting it (weight loss and better health) enough to actually put in the consistent work to GET it. There have been times in my life when everything clicked...and then times when for all intents and purposes, I didn't seem to care. But we must care, at least on some level, as we're still here.

    After way too long not consistently giving a care, I think I'm finally emerging. You can too. The key, I think, is in not giving up. As long as you're fighting the game's not over!
    1245 days ago
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