Do you ever get that way? Frustrated with food? Or maybe the frustration is with ourselves? I am at a point in my own life/health where evaluation and change must occur because the consequences are getting ugly. Doctors can prescribe away the symptoms and talk a blue streak about losing weight with this and that, but in reality some stern self evaluation goes a long way.
Weight: yep, I admit...my weight is not at a healthy number. The past few years it has been an uphill struggle to even maintain a weight- near impossible to reach a reasonable one.
Migraines: need I say more...if you have them, you automatically sympathize. Mine started as a youth and tend to flare up under certain conditions. A wonderful doctor helped me several years ago in evaluating different triggers...but, my current habits have been leading toward them instead of away.
Blood sugar: the newest aggravation, and unwelcome at that. It has been lingering around for a while, but with recent weight gain and neglected habits, blood sugar has reared it's ugly head.
Now, I accept the obvious: most of these issues are hereditary and will be life-long struggles. The question is- what to do about it.
Step one: admit- my habits need to change.
Step two: act- get up and do something. Active lifestyles are healthier- I started Fight Fit at our kids' MMA school, and only recently added a kickboxing class. Eating habits are next.
Step three: accountability- a long discussion with the family to ensure cooking and shopping are considerate of everyone's needs. If you offer me sugar of any kind I will get you!
Food is the most frustrating part of it all; I love to cook and to eat! We grew up with home baked goods..that's a hard habit to break, yet, it must be done. My current goal- Fit by Forty; no medicine, improved energy and endurance. It sounds good......Now, if I could just get past my food frustrations!