Work was winding down on Dec. 31st. It had not been busy and we were going home early. I was looking forward to a quiet evening at home – safe and warm. Had a movie all picked out to watch. Dinner was planned. All very quiet and homey. I assumed I would be up at midnight to wish my wife a Happy New Year and to thank her for the one past.
Then, sometime around 4:00 or 4:30 in the afternoon, I began to get a bit tired. Okay, more tired than usual. Downright sleepy, in fact. Kind of strange, but I shrugged it off realizing I had not had my snack. So, I ate my snack…and I did not reel any more energetic after having it. I felt, well, sluggish and had a headache.
Okay, what was going on? I got home and had dinner. Still feeling tired. Very strange for me.
What was going on? I’ll tell you. For the first time in four years I was not feeling well. I was quite literally surprised. Surprised that I was not feeling well and surprised it took me hours to figure it out. Why so long?
The simple answer is that when I began to eat a bit less and to get a little regular exercise, I stopped getting ill. No cold. No flu. No sinus congestion. Nothing. I had been sickeningly healthy. I used to get ill about twice a year – most of the time due to sinus issues. I’d miss one or two days of work. Sleep a lot. Take a few aspirins, decongestants, and cough meds. And, then everything was good.
But, was it really?
Since being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and making a change here and there, I now know I was looking at the world through a slight haze. My life was kind of like that commercial where things are blurry, you take a med and life is clear and in focus.
Well, life is in focus and clear. And, it has nothing to do with meds and everything to do with how I eat and what I eat; it’s because I have Diabetes under control – and so can you. No special “get healthy diet;” I just eat a balanced diet and watch portion size. It really is that easy! Eat a bit less. A few more fresh vegetables and fruit; fewer carbs; add a dash of exercise (trust me, I don’t over do it in any manner) and do you know what you have? Health and you are controlling Diabetes!
How great is that?
You have heard it before: You are what you eat. If you eat a balanced diet of smaller meals and snacks; add a bit of exercise; you give your body a chance to be at its best. You will just naturally lose weight; it’s inevitable. You see, I didn’t know what being truly healthy was for some 25+ years. That all changed when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes because I took the disease seriously and made a few little changes.
Win your War On Diabetes and not only do you control a disease – your quality of health can be great.
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