WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO CHOOSE?

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When is the right time to choose between:

a typical nutritional lifestyle including pizza, pasta, fast food or ice cream and TYPE 2 DIABETES?

When is the right time to choose between:

a typical sedentary lifestyle and HEART DISEASE?

When is the right time to choose between:

a typical “spiraling out of control” lifestyle and DEPRESSION?

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Each of us consciously or subconsciously create a list of priorities to satisfy life’s “obligations”. Whether we choose to diligently adhere to these priorities or permit them to “fall by the wayside”, determines (to a great extent) the outcomes we tend to experience.

It, therefore (again, to a great extent) comes down to the individual choosing between:

ACTIVELY achieving  GOOD HEALTH or PASSIVELY achieving a more typical state of chronic DISEASE

When will you choose to recognize your behavior and lifestyle decisions directly correlate with the likeliness of these outcomes?

…before or after your children follow in these same footsteps?…

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Is the gift of life so void of meaning, that we choose the state of DISEASE (and the eventual disabilities it imposes) as an acceptable LIFESTYLE for ourselves and our children?

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20 comments

  1. My favorite author quote :”we choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”

    Kahlil Gibran

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    1. Great quote!!!

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  2. When disease rears its ugly head due to an unhealthy lifestyle, that’s when the person affected wishes he/she had eaten healthily! Until then they had thought that Type II diabetes couldn’t happen to them – well… it can!

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    1. You’re absolutely correct. 9 out of 10 pre-diabetics are unaware their health has already become compromised. Disease or imbalances (in general) do NOT occur overnight. Anyone knowingly making poor choices on a regular basis must recognize the “piper will eventually be paid!”

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      1. Something will ‘give’ eventually and then people will think about making healthier choices. However, sometimes by then it’s too late, isn’t it?

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        1. Warning signs are typically not enough to produce LONG TERM changes. Frequently people push beyond these warnings into irreversible situations and then cry out, “why me?”

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          1. Yep. The answer is … why not?

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  3. more meaningful advise, but fear most of your followers are converted … praying that you are giving some that light bulb moment 🙂

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    1. As the list of followers grow, I’m hoping to find a few people “on the fence” needing a few common sense messages to help them discover better options in life.

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  4. When your child wants you to play soccer, basketball…etc and you can’t move or breathe. We all make choices but some are so much more important than others.

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    1. You would think this lack of ability to interact with a child would be a “wake up” call. In reality, it becomes an excuse not to participate in that activity with that child again. Most parents do not accept the role and responsibility as ROLE MODEL for their children. This continues to create a less healthy population of children. Until parents are willing to discard their egos, children will continue to suffer these consequences.

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  5. Now !!! Before it is too late and the disease smacks you in the face.
    So often, I get frustrated at the food and lifestyle choices people make …. it is as though they don’t value themselves enough to make the healthier choices.

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    1. Unfortunately most people don’t VALUE their lives. They take them for granted and frequently shorten their quality of life by knowingly making poor choices. The belief is… bad things will happen to someone else…”I feel fine!” In reality absence of symptoms does NOT EQUATE with BEING HEALTHY.

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  6. Now is the time. I learned the hard way, but glad I also learned fast I had that choice. Ain’t waiting to be a granny with a library of prescriptions. I have thus long instituted conscious life style changes in my home so my sons grow up with those.

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    1. So many children will never be exposed to necessary lifestyle behaviors that produce quality health outcomes. Your children are extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful role model!

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      1. and the big bonus is, they love and co-operate much easier than I thought. The secret is to starting early, planning it out with them, explaining the advantages and thrills and dashing in treats to motivate and keep life diversified lol

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        1. Sounds like you discovered a BALANCED approach to achieving desired outcomes with (and for) your children!

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  7. another great post. and always sooner than later is the time. Don’t wait, the older you get the harder it is to make it happen!! XXkat

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    1. Thank you, Kat. “NOW” seems like a good time to me. I hope others will agree! 🙂

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      1. Yes now is the time!! Being a lifetime procrastinator, now makes it hard sometimes LOL

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