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How I want to know myself

Thursday, October 03, 2013

I am 68 years old and, even though I am a type 2 diabetic on insulin and meds, my mind and body have given me an excellent ride so far. I want to continue that legacy and conquer the temptations of overeating and a sedentary life style. My mind and body deserve it. I know they will reciprocate by continuing to give me this great ride. This is a huge challenge and I want to know that I am up to the task.
My slogans are: I eat to live, not live to eat. and I am striving to add days to my life and life to my days. Now I need a slogan that represents what I am striving for in the comments above. Something like; I will conquer or am conquering or I shall overcome.
I should clarify that I only want to add days to my life if I am in a condition to enjoy. I am a proponent of assisted suicide and hope that Canada adopts that before I need it if I ever do
I am getting great responses to my blog after going through a period of time when responses were frustrating me. They tended to be brief salutations such as "Woohoo" or "You can do it" which take little or no effort and thought. Way to easy and it only told me that someone had read my blog (which is good!). Now I am getting very thoughtful and constructive thoughts. Thanks everyone. I certainly appreciate it and am using many of the ideas.
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    First of all, I love your screen name.

    I love your attitude. I am 59, soon to be 60. I spent wayyyyyyy too many years living to eat and being sedentary. Fortunately, I heeded my wake up call when I was diagnosed w/type 2 in Jan., 2010. I am proud of my accomplishments, too, from being here on SP. My mantras are much like yours, mostly eating to live, not living to eat.

    My taste buds have changed so much. Things like fatty, salty, sugary snacks that would have tempted me to oblivion before, now are no longer even really a thought, because my most prevalent thought is how good I feel NOW and I don't want to lose that! I can tell you feel that way too. Great job!

    1662 days ago
  • SPATTEN2001
    Temptations won't conquer me - I am the Conqueror!!
    1662 days ago
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