Homeless but still hard at work

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I can't believe how difficult it is to be homeless and try to eat healthy as a diabetic. I can understand the donations of food because carbohydrates fill people up and most of the time they are easy to store. The are the one food that also last the longest in storage.

Trying to get some exercise and eating healthy just takes a lot more planning and saying "No" to food that are just not healthy for me. I'm grateful the food that I do get at night. I just wish there more vegetables and protean. I'm hoping that we will be able to get on food stamps or one of us in the household gets a job. Then I will have a better chance of keeping the carbs to a minimum.

Good news is that I will get hooked into the medical system. I will have a better chance of controlling my diabeties. I'm already feeling the foot pain from in and the swelling in my legs. I'm hoping that I will find a doctor that will work with me to change my life instead of just pushing pills towards me.

I know that this sound like a lot of rambling and complaining but my final point is "Don't give up!" No matter what situation life has placed before you, your health is important and you can take steps towards better health anywhere. Yes, even in a homeless shelter.

Plenty of water
stay away from the sugars and processed food
Stay active even if it's just for 10 minutes a day
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    You are in my thoughts. When I do canned food drive items, I try to select canned foods that are healthier - but this really reinforces how important that can be.
    1966 days ago
  • SWAN47
    I pray you will get into a good health care program the is into prevention and working towards getting you healthier without a thousand pills. Keep being positive and things will open up for you. I pray you will find a place to live and the people that can work with you to make it happen. I will pray for more fruits, vegetables and non-processed foods available for you. I will pray for a break for you and things to be better in your life. Keep believing like you are! emoticon
    1966 days ago
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