And yet more reasons to live a healthy lifestyle
Saturday, January 10, 2015
As if I didn't have enough reasons to take care of myself and live a healthy lifestyle, more reasons were added in the last month, and this time there is no turning back. If I don't lose the weight for good, It's quite simple, I will become permanently handicapped, and I'm only 44 years old.
So on top of all the reasons for losing weight that we already know and all share, I was not expecting these two to get on the list:
1- my son. He is 11 and we have always known that he was "unique", but we got the official diagnosis just before the holidays, and in fact he has mild autism. I knew all the issues and have fought so hard for him, and meanwhile, because I am so terrible at taking care of myself, I opted not to take care of my body and mind.
So yesterday I was reading an article on how to stay on top of autism, and the first thing listed was "take care of yourself first"!!!! WOW!! Couldn't be clearer!!
I have been told that in the past and always responded with frustration that they had no idea what I was going through. But I get it now. If I am not well, I cannot get my son the attention and care that he needs and deserves. I get it now!
2- The second thing added to my list of reasons to become healthier is my left knee. I injured it a while ago but of course didn't give it a chance to heal well, so I injured it more, and now I have 2 complex meniscal tears.
Cure #1 for knee injuries: lose the weight!!!
So, on my yo-yo weight loss journey, I managed to lose 40 lbs 2 years ago, 33 of which I gained back. I've been back on track almost 2 weeks and have already lost 9 pounds. I added strength training, thanks to my husband who put together a short program for us. He needs to lose some weight too.
I already feel better.
Imagine how I will feel when I lose all 90 pounds! Wow!!
I was facing a wall at this point. It's now or never, The change either happens now or I will forever suffer the consequences. I hate having this knee problem and being so restricted because of it. I deserve more than that.
It's up to me to "take care of myself first"!