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Overhauling?

Monday, January 04, 2016

I'm a broken record...and a broken person.

I've made the decision to do what needs to be done to be healthy...and failed again.

I work in the healthcare industry and tell my patient's day in and day out that they need to change their habits or something bad is going to happen. They have the mentality that it's too late for them and that why change something when a medication might help their high A1C or their high cholesterol and not fix the problem that started it all...their diet.

I sound like a hypocrite, because I've been doing the same thing.

My doctor has been trying to help me with my issues and I've been only doing it when I feel like it or "feel good"..let's just say I NEVER feel good.

My doctor has run a lot of tests and told me that I need to overhaul my entire diet because it's slowly killing me, but have I listened? Nope.

I have an autoimmune disease..Celiac. I have an food sensitivities to dairy and beans. I cannot properly digest acidic or spicy foods and sugar is a downfall.

My doctor has pretty much prescribed a diet in protein, veggies (with a limit on some like corn and peppers etc.) and fruit (with a limit as well). You would think that knowing all of the complications that I've been having that I would do well with the diet, but not in the least.

I also have constant fatigue, that is contributed to my Hypothyroidism, diet and stressful job. But there are plenty of people who have all of the above and still manage to get it all done. I just haven't been one of them.

I guess I also have the downfall of procrastination. I always put everything off until tomorrow..but I don't do that when it comes to my patient's..funny how it seems like things get done for others and here I am still here at the starting line...I'm also the person who struggles with depression on a daily basis and have been told that this change could help with that as well.

People say start slow, don't overhaul your diet so quickly..but what if that is what you NEED to do and your health depends on it? I get eye roll after eye roll when I say something about this to someone and then they follow up with "didn't you say that last week?" I can't blame them because it's true, I'm a broken record.
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  • MARINGAL
    Weight is psychological. IF you resolve all of your emotional issues, there is a better chance that your decision to become healthy will stick.
    1509 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14402600
    You do have a lot of things against you. I can't do gluten or dairy either and have acid reflux problems so really have to watch what I eat period! I've taken the bull by the horns and decided I'm done with cheating and eating too much. Since I've made that decision the reflux is next to nothing and I feel good! Hope you can get a plan that works for you. I have hypothyroid too which tends to pile the weight on. Make today your new start. It's going to take work and determination but you can do it. Do it for you!! Your are worth the effort!!!
    1509 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    Stay focused on your goals and reward yourself for meeting them! Start a streak and keep achieving it! emoticon
    1509 days ago
  • TRIDDER751
    To continue. The best part is I have learned how to eat right. I no longer crave foods and have no desire for fast food. I even turn my nose up at desserts!
    1509 days ago
  • TRIDDER751
    You sound much like me. Have you looked into Take Shape For Life? I started on it after having cancer last year along with all my other problems. Since June I have lost 75 pounds. I am no longer on any medication.
    1509 days ago
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