What Do I Want to Be?
Sunday, February 12, 2017
I'm not much for blogging, but I was challenged through SparkCoach to do this one. My main goal that I have for weight loss is still the same as the SMART goals I set back in December- I want to be healthy and a good example to my kids.
I was scared into really paying attention to the sugar I eat after watching a documentary about sugar several weeks ago. I've realized for a while that I tend to be a sugar addict and if I allow myself sugar, even within my calorie plan, I crave even more. I had to go cold turkey. To be honest, I've not been consumed by any of the cravings I thought I would have.
Anyway, back to the documentary; they toured a dialysis room in a hospital and talked to the people there. Most of those on dialysis had diabetes and they were showing skin illnesses, amputations and, obviously, loss of kidney function.
My family has a very strong history of diabetes. My doctor pretty much said it's inevitable for me but every little thing I can do, to even put it off one year, will make a difference in the long run.
I also want my kids to grow up with healthy lifestyle habits so they don't have to struggle with the same issues I've had most my life. I want healthy living to be natural for them and for them to see me as a role model in this area.