Monday, January 04, 2016
I'm a broken record...and a broken person.
I've made the decision to do what needs to be done to be healthy...and failed again.
I work in the healthcare industry and tell my patient's day in and day out that they need to change their habits or something bad is going to happen. They have the mentality that it's too late for them and that why change something when a medication might help their high A1C or their high cholesterol and not fix the problem that started it all...their diet.
I sound like a hypocrite, because I've been doing the same thing.
My doctor has been trying to help me with my issues and I've been only doing it when I feel like it or "feel good"..let's just say I NEVER feel good.
My doctor has run a lot of tests and told me that I need to overhaul my entire diet because it's slowly killing me, but have I listened? Nope.
I have an autoimmune disease..Celiac. I have an food sensitivities to dairy and beans. I cannot properly digest acidic or spicy foods and sugar is a downfall.
My doctor has pretty much prescribed a diet in protein, veggies (with a limit on some like corn and peppers etc.) and fruit (with a limit as well). You would think that knowing all of the complications that I've been having that I would do well with the diet, but not in the least.
I also have constant fatigue, that is contributed to my Hypothyroidism, diet and stressful job. But there are plenty of people who have all of the above and still manage to get it all done. I just haven't been one of them.
I guess I also have the downfall of procrastination. I always put everything off until tomorrow..but I don't do that when it comes to my patient's..funny how it seems like things get done for others and here I am still here at the starting line...I'm also the person who struggles with depression on a daily basis and have been told that this change could help with that as well.
People say start slow, don't overhaul your diet so quickly..but what if that is what you NEED to do and your health depends on it? I get eye roll after eye roll when I say something about this to someone and then they follow up with "didn't you say that last week?" I can't blame them because it's true, I'm a broken record.