Breaking the cycle of history
Thursday, October 08, 2015
I lost 45 pounds about 2 or so years ago with the help of sparkpeople. I've kept it off. For a while now, I've been waking up worrying over my children. I haven't been as diligent as I should have been helping them make good nutritional choices. I haven't made enough of an effort to make sure they get enough exercise.
My weight and eating habits have been a struggle my whole life. Bad coping skills run in my family. My grandfather was an alcoholic; my dad was a smoker, (which I know most don't consider an addiction, BUT for him it was He was told numerous times he needed to quit. He was begged, literally, by all three of his children. It was not until he was diagnosed with emphysema that he finally quit. My mother has used food to cope her whole life.) Now, here I am 43 years old. I weigh 240 pounds. I have a choice to make. Will the cycle end here or will I perpetuate the bad choices of the generations before me? The ball has been and still is in my court.
I've begun the process of weaning myself and my children off sugar and diet sodas. We've exercised every day for 3 days. They've fought me. Well, the youngest has fought me. I refuse to go down the way my father did. I am on metformin for diabetes. It is well under control. I intend to make every effort to maintain that. For my kids For myself I want to be for my children what my wonderful Daddy could not be for me.