First day after the doctor visit and it is a Friday. Woke up with only one thing on my mind – my health. That continued at work so I spontaneously decided to take the afternoon off to think. I needed to pack my car for the lake (going to our cottage at Indian Lake) before Liz got home from work, so that gave me several hours of me time.
My doctor visit was eye opening and a big reality check. I am now dealing with 40 years of bad decisions and the results. Plus, I wasn’t done yet, still have the results of my blood work to look forward to in 2 weeks.
I really could do nothing differently, but I think those results could and likely would be tragic for me. I would essentially be saying these are the last 20 years of my life. But, that isn’t what I want to do. I don’t want that for me and I definitely don’t want to subject Liz to that.
Plus, there is another aspect to all of this…. I actually really want to get healthier. I hate being so overweight.. I hate not being able to buy clothes in normal stores and having to always be concerned about weight capacity on things like camp chairs. I hate not being able to do things that I know Liz wants to do like horseback riding. Plus I hate the little aches and pains, the terrible stomach and being so self-conscious all the time.
Unfortunately, it is way too easy to keep doing what I am doing instead of fixing it. I want to get better and have to challenge myself to do so. I want to change, I want to win and I want to be better!
I don’t really know how to do this. I don’t have a plan. I don’t even have a strategy, but I will by the end of this weekend. I am going to be at the lake so it will be a little relaxing and I can do some Googling and some planning.
I will walk away from the weekend with a strategy for success, it will be something tailored to who I am, it will be something I can stick with and I am going to take action. The time is now!