Monday, January 4, 2010

step by step to a healthier life

Doesn't that title sound nice a corny? If you act step by step you will become healthier. There was an article about making your toddler healthier, or little steps to a healthier you. These steps are things like: eat vegetables, eat less meat, exercise, don't smoke, don't or reduce alcohol, wear your seatbelt, blah, blah, blah.

So here's my frustration. We eat vegetables. We eat vegetables to the point that my husband teases me that I can't prepare things without vegetables. I must put vegetables in everything. And have a salad every night before dinner. We have reduced our meat in take (but my husband hasn't noticed) by reducing portion size and eating vegetarian meals sometimes. I exercise. Okay. I admit that my exercise habits took a beating when I sprained my ankle but I am now back to 5 days a week except when holidays or something else mess up my schedule. I quit smoking years ago. We drink alcohol less too. Just try drinking when you have four different medications that say 'don't drink alcohol'. It becomes pretty easy to cut way down. I wear my seat belt.

So if I do all this crap, why is my body in the state that it is in? I should be healthy, climbing mountains, skiing, sailing, etc. Not hobbling around in pain, popping pills and doing PT exercises. No I am not a junkie or anything but I have all sorts of lovely pills to take to keep me going.

Now about that weight loss thing too. I eat breakfast every day (or I get crabby and my stomach gets upset from my medications). I eat healthy things. We don't have chips or ice cream or cookies or candy or anything like that in our house. We don't cover things in butter or oil. Our food is low fat. But then there are all these medications that say 'may cause weight gain' well thank you very much. The doctor says lose some weight (actually at this point they don't really nag much) and then prescribe medicine that causes weight gain.

Step by step to a frustrated but healthier life??? Maybe thats more like it.

2 comments:

Living Beyond Breast Cancer said...

Great entry--it is all about steps. Taking life day by day, one step at a time. I guess the same goes for healthy living!

Anonymous said...

"Health is wealth" is known to all and everyone wants good health. That means no one wants to leave this wealth. So, Let us build a food habit discipline, keep pace with work, rest and or exercise to Achieve good health, The ultimate wealth.
The Health Dude