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What Does It Take? - February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This will be short. My question to all of you out there, is what does it take, actually, to finally commit to better health, once and for all?

Is it for the spouse? No.

The kids? Not really.

It ultimately has to be for you. Yes, you, in the back. YOU have to determine, that YOU are worth the effort. That at the end of the rainbow is not a pot of gold, but better health, to enjoy all the activities that you cannot do right now, because of the corpulence you are carrying around. I know, because so am I.

I had two of my "serious" medications literally be doubled recently. That is humbling. No fanfare. No speech. Just doubling down now. This is serious stuff. Because I have to, if I'm going to save my own life. And if I AM to save my own life, it begins with me.

What about you?
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    You answered a very different question ... for who will you do this? And yes, the best answer is: do it for you.

    Much more difficult emoticon ... what does it take to finally commit to better health?

    At least in part, I think we must develop an understanding of how we got here before being able to truly commit to a significant change. So many variables (like stress, sleep, etc.) that a simple answer (calories in/calories out, decrease carbs, etc.) won't deliver a one-size-fits-all solution. Additionally, I think we need more solid answers about what results in better health. So many myths and rules based on a lack of true scientific evidence!

    Truly sorry to hear your meds need to be increased.
    482 days ago
    It feels so good to feel good . . . so, the ultimate "indulgence" is taking care of ourselves!! Yeah!!
    482 days ago
    It is a struggle! For sure we have to do it for ourselves. That requires us to have self-love. I know for me, in the beginning, I had none of that. I was just disgusted w/myself. When I had my aha moment, I flipped the switch and realized, I DO love myself enough to make one or two changes and build on that.

    And none of it is possible w/o having faith in yourself.

    Having medications prescribed for both hypertension and type 2 were definitely my call to battle to do what it takes to save myself!

    I know you know that you're not alone in this. hat helps.

    Take care of you.
    482 days ago
    It's so hard to break out of old habits and make new (and healthier) habits. I struggle with that constantly.

    But when it's a health issue, let's hope that's the impetus to make the changes. Even long term.
    482 days ago
    You said so many things I have been thinking. I am working harder to take care of myself and love myself. Thanks.
    483 days ago
    I finally realized I COULDN'T do it on my own--that I needed to call out to God for help each and every day.
    483 days ago
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