Random Tuesday

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This is so random…and made me smile.

Several things happened recently that caused me to stop and think.

Donovan McNabb formally retired from the NFL.  Normally, a quarterback retiring from football would not make it into this blog.  Guys retire from football every year.  What makes Mr. McNab different?  It’s what he said during a news conference.

“But if you want to be great, make the man next to you greater.”

I don’t think I have ever heard or read better advice for life.  You can read he full transcript of the press conference.  Read the last line of McNabb’s comments at the bottom of the transcript.

Diets.  Diets.  Diets.  We are all on one.  Whether they are a temporary change to lose weight or are a new, permanent way of eating. Our diets are what we eat – more like the classic definition of ‘diet.’  And, yet I heard someone complaining about having to go on a diet recently.  Diets are not punishments; they are part of the way we achieve a goal!  A diet to lose weight or a diet to control Diabetes or beat Prediabetes.  It’s one of the ways we can achieve the goal we desire.

Yes, I know there are restrictions on what you eat.  Trust me, I’ve been there and have the t-shirt.  But, if you are to win your War On Diabetes, you have to watch what you eat.  Why do you think food journals have been developed?  To help you in your battle to control the disease!  There is so much we can eat.

It’s all in how you look at it, and Shannon wrote about it so eloquently a few days ago.  What we eat is not a diet; it becomes a way of life.  Diet is not a dirty word; and, it’s not a punishment.  We have to eat; we just have to show a bit of care in what we eat.

There’s more to life than Diabetes.  Hard to believe, I know.  If you are just starting your battle, you might not think so.  The disease might well the the first thing on your mind in the morning, the last thought at night, and all of the time in between.  But you will find that life goes on; life is happening all around you.

Kathy, who is a Type 2 Diabetic, reviews books and leads what can only be described as a very busy life between husband, children, career, blogging about Diabetes and writing book reviews.  I just got exhausted thinking about all of the things she does!.

Regardless of how busy I might be, I make time to read her book reviews.  Not only do I love her writing and the way of looking at things (okay, her point of view), she makes me want to go out and read what she’s reviewed.  Kathy’s reviews are pretty quick reads and are entertaining in their own right.  Read her review on The Life of Pi (yes, it was a book before it was a movie).

As always, thank you for reading.


I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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One comment on “Random Tuesday
  1. Kathy J says:

    Thanks for the plug, Phil! 😉

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