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Why I'm committed

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Here's why I'm committed to MY journey to being healthy.
I want to live a long time. I do. I want to live long enough to see my son settled, hopefully happily married with a child or two. But more than that, I want the time I am here on the planet to be as pleasant as possible. I know there will be more aches and pains as the aging process takes place. I know that someday, I will die of something. I want to feel good for as long as I possibly can. When I got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 4 years ago--it shook me to my core. I was angry at myself for my poor eating habits and not doing what I could do to prevent that disease. It may have happened anyway, but I sure led a lifestyle that brought it on much sooner. I don't ever want to be on insulin. I don't want any of the complications that come from diabetes if I can prevent them. I was so angry at myself that I struggled to make the necessary changes. But somewhere along the line, my brain kicked in again. It is not just that I feel like I owe it to my family to take care of myself, because I do, but it is more that I feel like I owe it to myself. I spent my whole life taking care of others and neglecting myself. That got me obese, hypertensive and diabetic, fatigued and depressed. I realized I had to make a choice. I chose me.
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  • SISTERWARRIOR
    I totally agree. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    150 days ago
  • CHOCOHOLIC2276
    Wonderful blog Susan! You will achieve your goals and reach that healthier lifestyle emoticon - choose YOU:)
    151 days ago
  • KITTYLADY1259
    Your blog really spoke to my heart! Wow, I am in awe! We have talked about some of these things on the team already. Thank you!
    151 days ago
  • JENSHAINES
    Oh my goodness, Susan - I really do feel we might be twins separated at birth! I'm SO with you on all of this. GO!!! You're doing wonderful and you can DO this! emoticon
    151 days ago
  • AMYISSUCCEEDING
    Good Blog Susee! I need to get serious about my eating habits too. My doctor also told me I am almost borderline diabetic and I need to cut the carbs. I do want to get serious about this so I don't have any further health problems. I am wishing you good luck on your goals.
    I also want to welcome you to the Azures Team. I have been here awhile and it is a great team.
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    151 days ago
  • FLASUN
    emoticon BLOG SUSAN!!! I Love how you are committed for your health & family. That is what is most important!! I love your CHOICE..........FOR YOU!!!! emoticon
    151 days ago
  • COOLMAMA11
    emoticon Susan, I too came to the same realization, I am 75 and want to spend what's left of my life feeling good! I am rooting for you! emoticon
    152 days ago
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