Not Again!

Simpson distraction

There I was.  Out taking my nightly walk…just yesterday, as a matter of fact.  I was enjoying the weather and the gloaming. (Gloaming – another word I have never used in a written sentence in my life, but I just love the word.)  The way night falls during twilight is breathtaking to me.  It better be since that’s when I take my walk.

Anyway, before I get side-tracked, or distracted, (You will find out just how appropriate that comment is in a moment), let me get on with something I discovered.  So, there I was walking, looking forward, as I have written about before, when I looked to my left. This was not just some quick glance, but a head turn look.  I was distracted by something.  A dog barking.  A house that was being fumigated or painted.  Something got my attention.

So, I looked.  I got distracted.  Now, a funny think happened: my body wanted to go where I was looking.  My body wanted to swerve to the left. I have to admit to being a slow learner.  I can’t tell you how often this has happened before; I look in a different direction than the one in which I am headed and I swerve in that direction – off the sidewalk and onto grass.

But, this was the first time I really noticed what was going on.  Not only does it cause me to slow down and lose the pace I was maintaining, I don’t even get a good look at what attracted my attention.  Okay, I had to make a choice: Continue with my walk, or take a closer look at whatever attracted me.  Well, I always choose to continue my walk – to move in the direction I was originally going.

distraction sign small

But, without pounding it into the ground, there’s a life lesson, here, right?  Kind of obvious, huh?  Pick the direction and maintain it.  If you start getting side-tracked, your walk may never be completed.  The success of finishing or achieving a goal might never be accomplished – and never felt.

Your War On Diabetes might never be won, if you don’t maintain a consistent fight. Don’t get distracted from the goal of Diabetes control or beating Prediabetes. You are fighting for your life…and that’s not a bunch of hype when you consider the complications.

See, I didn’t beat the point into the ground too far, did I?

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 “Not Again!
  1. beetleypete says:

    Nice analogy Phil. Regards from England. Pete.

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