I’m certain is can be difficult to understand the passion I possess for HEALTH and the meaning it brings to my life when other people are willing to trust my words and follow a new path in life creating physical, mental and emotional BALANCE (also known as GOOD HEALTH.)
Scarlet Pen is a fellow writer. She is a very bright and articulate young lady with a driven personality. In past writings she has discussed dissatisfaction with various aspects of her health. After reading her postings, I began commenting and “gently” offering ideas about her concerns. Her responses were polite, but I could feel she was skeptical and not readily “open” to a doctor suggesting a non traditional approach. That was a GOOD THING in my mind because it showed me her sense of self value while (silently) assigning me the task to prove my credibility and the validity of my ideas. So began my mission to help this beautiful lady find a healthier path in life. The following comment is a slightly abbreviated version of what she commented on my post entitled, TAKING BACK CONTROL. I am so very proud of all her accomplishments and know in my heart this is only the beginning. I hope her comment inspires other people to recognize that change IS POSSIBLE once we are able to step back and see an alternative pathway. Creating a new MINDSET begins the journey of TAKING BACK CONTROL.
THE COMMENT FROM SCARLET PEN:
I have been very focused on doing each of the things that you wrote about today. Unfortunately, I sit in front of a computer all day for work, but I make a point to get up throughout the day and it’s my goal to always spend lunch walking around.
Any time my doctor tries to give me medication or orders a test with inherent risks, I’m always grilling him about the reason why he thinks it’s necessary and what the alternatives are. I’ve talked him out of quite a few “necessary” tests and medication and I’ve managed a lot of conditions on my own naturally. My thyroid is the constant battle but as soon as my weight gets down, I am getting off the pills.
I gave up all sugary drinks almost a year ago and I don’t miss them at all. We also make a point to meal plan and cook at home for every meal every day because it’s the only way that we can control what goes into our food.
My doctor reminds me that pleasure comes from our families, friends, hobbies, etc. and NOT from food. I remember one elite athlete saying, “I don’t eat for taste, I eat for function and performance” and I thought he was nuts. Now, I agree and try to do the same.
I consider everything I eat and what it’s going to do to my body now and in the long term. It sounds like a lot of work (and it can be!), but being sick is a lot of work too and has more dire consequences than spending TV and Facebook time meal prepping instead. People often say they have no time – we all have the same 24 hours in a day, it’s a matter of how you are choosing to spend yours. You make time for what’s important to you, plain and simple.
We are always outside with our dog, pursuing our hobbies, or doing things outside the house. We go to bed early, drink tons of water, have started a garden, and only buy local, sustainable, and organic food.
Sorry for such a long comment – I’m very passionate about my new lifestyle. You have helped me a lot and hopefully if someone takes the time to read my mini-novel, I can in turn inspire them! If I can make these changes and open my mind, so can anyone.
I want people to know I am always willing to help those willing to help THEMSELVES. If you are ready to make YOUR HEALTH YOUR PRIORITY and don’t know where or how to begin, I just might be a good resource for you. But, I can’t reach out to help you if you don’t reach out to me FIRST!