Time To Decide
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I have come to a fork in the road that is my life. The last week has forced me to open my eyes and make a decision:
Am I going to continue to make the same choices and keep reaping the same results (or worse!), or am I going to shake it up and move forward? Here are the events that lead to this point:
~ My Dad had a heart attack and a seizure in the same day last week. He eats terribly and smoked like a chimney for years. He isn't overweight and has remained very active, so his diet and the smoking are the main factors. He's 68 years old. He'll be having a quadruple bypass on Thursday, will lose his license at least temporarily and will have to retire.
~ I've had 3 morning, pre-breakfast glucometer readings of 125 in the last 2 weeks. It never used to be over 105, no matter how much crap I ate the night before. I know I'm pre-diabetic/insulin resistant, so I've basically been playing a game with my health.
~ I'm 46 and everything on me hurts. A lot. I have very low HDL (30!), high blood pressure and weigh 235 lbs. at 5'4".
Really, I know that if I don't make changes I'm headed in the same direction that my Dad ended up last week. The choice is mine. To quote Andy Dufresne from one of my favorite movies, 'Shawshank Redemption':
(paraphrased) It's time to: "... either get busy living, or get busy dying".