Friday, March 14, 2014
I had an appointment with my doctor on Monday and he said my weight was perfect and I was at a "great healthy weight." He talked about how even if you're a little overweight it is so unhealthy. He talked about all the risk factors and how you might not feel unhealthy but you are. We talked about how if you eat healthy consistently (Life style changes, NOT dieting) and exercise and get rid of the extra weight (and keep it off), you have more energy, you are more alert, and your body will be healthy and you will live longer and be more active in your old age. He talked about all the hidden risks with eating unhealthy food and how people will be overweight but argue that they're not.
I want to be healthy and now that I've had a taste of it, I like it. This is our new life. What's even greater is we're teaching our kids to eat healthy and exercise. Eating in a restaurant or grabbing fast food is now a big treat for my kids because we no longer do it all the time. We feel younger, we feel healthier, we have more energy, all of those risk factors (diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, liver issues, etc) are no longer a concern because I'm no longer overweight.
It's a great feeling. I don't miss the junk food and I'm happy with our new lifestyle and I LOVE that I have my doctor's support and encouragement! Here's to a long, happy and very healthy life!!