You know how there are some pieces of clothing you look at and the tag says "delicate cycle only" or "dry clean only" -? There's a reason that some tags warn you not to throw a garment into the regular wash with your old nasty gym socks. Some bodies are fragile - special. The bodies who have special needs, or disease, are the ones that need to be understood the most.
While some people choose to run to the doctor and expect him/her to become intimately acquainted with their body through lab tests and so forth - no one will ever take better care of your body than... you! Listen to it!
One simple diagnosis can send off a chain reaction of other problems - and when I got a diagnosis of PCOS, that sent a dandy chain of events in motion! It's all hormonal - and as I've joked (sort of) with my doctors through the years, "If you'd just do a hysterectomy, I'd be fine!" My insurance does not cover it because it is not "medically necessary". So - I now have Type 2 Diabetes. Go figure! I think it'd be cheaper to just do the hysterectomy - but what do I know?
I've determined to do the very best I can with the hand I'm dealt. The choice to eat healthy foods, hydrate with lemon water, exercise every day and get plenty of rest is a choice I make gladly every day. This monster of disease will not get any larger if I have anything to say about it - and I believe I do. I refuse to let Type 2 Diabetes - a complication of PCOS - take me down. The weight will probably not come off completely. I will battle that demon for the duration. But I will never quit trying - it's quitting completely that indicated defeat - and no way will I do that.
I have a life to live - a future ahead of me. I'm not finished yet - I want to grow old and enjoy many more days of good health, laughter and happiness.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11
There is a purpose for my life. When I hear encouragement from other Type 2 Diabetics who write me and thank me for introducing them to the Alkaline lifestyle, then I know I'm doing the right thing and it feels good to know I'm helping someone else.
We learn as much as we can about how to save our health - because if we don't, then we will lose it. Ultimately, keeping check of your health is up to you! I can put the information in front of you, but if you don't incorporate the lifestyle, then it's worthless. I challenge you to begin today. This is not about how much weight you can lose (although that is a nice side-effect). This is about stopping the disease process in it's ugly tracks and declaring that you will not fall victim to it.
Disease is the enemy - and good health is the goal. If I'm healthy, then I don't care if I'm a skinny Minnie - that's not what I'm about. If my A1c is happy, if my blood pressure is happy, if my cholesterol is happy, then I'm happy! How much I weigh is just a number on a scale unless it's adversely affecting my health.
Hungry for Change?
Today is SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY!!!!!!!!!! I don't use snail mail much anymore, but I do send e-cards to my friends. Facebook is also another great way to quickly send greetings to friends. Somebody is waiting to hear from you today!