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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.
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    Congratulations on taking steps to take charge of your health. Every little bit we do makes a difference.
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    1520 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    I am so impressed by all the genuine important information you shared. Please continue to blog, your words need to be heard!
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    1520 days ago
  • AJB121299
    1521 days ago
    Thank you for posting this. I have to say that it made me stop and think. My mother died at the young age of 52 from diabetes after spending years on dialysis. Thank you for reminding me life is precious!
    1521 days ago
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