Staying the Course

Adopting and maintaining critical life changes to preserve one’s own health is not easy, but then again there really isn’t much in life pursuit of triumph that does come easy. It comes as no surprise to me that this roller coaster I have created to drive down the glucose that likes to float around in my blood stream sometimes goes off the rails. This has happened too many times over the years. I get started on a mission by eating right and exercising just for so long before I quietly slow down the pace and eventually end up off the rails once again.

So here I go once again trying reach that final goal of good health. The problem I discovered is that there really is no final goal. It’s just a routine that I have to learn by being carefully mindful that there really is no end point. No, no end point at all other than death. I know I will reach a point where I can tell myself that I did it. I got my body weight to fat ratio down to where it should be, and I have my blood sugar down into a non diabetic range. Historically it has always been at that point where I think I deserve a break.  The truth is that there is no time for breaks and I will have to endure a tough maintenance plan to remain where I am. I must stay the course no matter what and keep doing all of the right things on a daily basis.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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5 Responses to Staying the Course

  1. dorannrule says:

    You are not alone in this huge struggle!

  2. kkeevins says:

    We’re only human. You’re doing great, Bill!
    One day at a time…

  3. Christmas is coming. Our health centre is dishing out advice to all those who are also fighting the good fight. IT goes like this.
    Enjoy Christmas, eat what you want, do what you want (in moderation), remembering that it is only for a couple of days a year and you have all next year to get back on plan and ready for next year.

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