Tuesday, July 08, 2014
I sat here and read a few of my previous entries, and I realize that this blog can actually be a form of self encouragement... GO FIGURE! Sometimes, I even amaze myself at the discoveries that I make!
But seriously. I realize that there will be times of failure, because I am not perfect. And I figured that out a long time ago. Reading this blog is testament to my imperfection as well. But what is important is that when I fail, that I don't give up. This fight is one that I have been fighting for the majority of my life.
When I was younger, I watched my older relatives...parents, aunts and uncles...and their struggle with weight, and then later the battles with diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol. I thought to myself back then that I didn't want to be that way. But I was never taught how to avoid it.
As I became older, the bad habits that I grew up with began to open doors for the same type of illness that has paved the way of death for so many of my older relatives...the aunts and uncles. My parents still live, but they both have those ailments. And I see those same illnesses attempting to pop up in my life.
If there was no other reason, then let my desire to not fall to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol be enough to encourage myself not to give up.
I have said it before and I say it again.
I CHOOSE TO LIVE.