To Be or Not to Be? That is the Question. As a speech major in college I met a bunch of Theater majors and some turned out to be famous. They warmed up in class asking Shakespeare’s famous question over and over. It never made sense to me, but it did to them.
I was fat from the time I was a little kid. ate six donuts at a setting and ordering at least three hot dogs at a time was a way of life. Diets were a yearly ritual from high school on. The two years in the Army took me from 230 down to 180. I was deprived of what I wanted to eat and ate and drank their way. The Army had also had morning exercise.YUCKO. I had no choice.
I accepted being fat until about age 76. I do not remember the date, but the day still sticks in my mind. “If I keep on eating and drinking like I am right now, and if I keep on spending money for pills, frenzy diets, doctor bills and health club memberships, where will I be in five years? I will be dead”.
On June 12 2006 I made the choice to walk every day. Why did I make that decision? I want to start living a healthy life. My Dad died too soon because he chose to keep smoking. I have friends who died too early from eating bad food. The food and drink industry does not force us to eat the crap. We chose to do it. Politicians now have added a Sin Tax for selling drinks with too much sugar. You and I have friends and love ones who still drink them, just like they still smoke.
I have changed since June 12,2006. The most I have ever weighed was 254. My weight varies now between 153 and 163. My blood pressure was as high as 204/103. Now it goes between 95/56 to 136/67. I breath, walk, sleep, drink and eat differently. My life is different. I made that choice. Here are the four questions I asked me and have been answering them every day since.
WHY will I change?
I want to live a long and healthy life style
HOW will I change?
I will concentrate on Water Food Walking and Sleep
WHAT do I do?
I drink a bit more water every day. I seldom have a sugar drink.
Eating five or more fresh or fresh frozen fruits and veggies is a daily happening for me.
I walk briskly for 10 to 40 minutes every day.
I sleep seven or more hours a day.
Why do I do what I do?
My passion is for all of us to live a healthy lifestyle.