I normally do as well. None of which do I ever stick to.
But this year…I think I must.
Most of you know that a few months ago I was diagnosed with a “liver condition”.
I was pretty vague about it. Didn’t much want to go into detail really.
But since I decided last night that what I am doing is not working like it should and that basically, if I don’t get my act together and start taking care of myself, I will basically be killing myself, I decided to get real with myself about it and that means getting real with everyone else.
Because I will need help with this.
My life depends on it.
What I have is called:
You can read about it here:
Basically, it is a build up of fat in the liver.
Years of overeating and being sedentary have finally caught up with me.
And I suspect, though the doctor doesn’t think so, that diabetes may play a role as well.
So, here I sit, looking down the barrel of 32, with a disease that could have been prevented.
I have to change my life if I want to be healthy and be around for awhile longer.
And this is where I need help.
See…I LOVE to eat.
And I love to watch t.v.
And hang out on the computer.
None of these things are going to help me with this.
I need to eat right.
My diet needs to be healthy. I have to really really moderate sugar. Sugar is baaaaaaad for my liver.
I cannot have alcohol. Again. Bad.
I need to eat lean meats.
I need to become one with vegetables.
I need to exercise.
So, here is what I need from all of you:
If you invite me over and have food to eat, and I decline something…please know I am not trying to be rude..I really want to eat it…I just want to continue to breathe more. And please don’t say “oh a little won’t hurt.” because it will hurt…I have very little will power when it comes to food. So please just admire my resolve and congratulate me on my choice to do what is healthy for me.
If you are going out for a walk and don’t want to be lonely…call me and invite me…and if I give you some piss poor excuse about dishes or laundry or being tired…tell me to get up off my fat arse and go walk.
And feel free to use the visual of my liver looking more and more like roseanne barr every day to get me moving.
If you see me starting to falter, call me on it. Remind me that I can’t have cake (even birthday cake) or eat it too.
And please, if you feel like you can, prayer is always a good thing. I certainly need God’s help to get this right!
I appreciate all of the help that my family and friends will give me with this…my one new years resolution…to get healthy.
This is one I have to follow through with.