Why I write about my health...

So this is my first of thirty blog posts as part of the National Health Blog Post Month (no pressure here).

Basically, I was given thirty topics to write about each day this month.  I'll give it my best shot; but there is an election, my birthday, Veterans Day, Button Day, World Peace Day, Thanks Giving, and my trip to Vegas for the RnR Marathon!

Big Noah, Little P
Alright, by now I have lost most of the wannabe MooreOns...

Why I write about my health...  Ummmm...  Well, I really write about what my life is like now that I am living a more healthy life style.  So this title should be "Why I write about all the stuff I can do now that I started living a healthy life style".  Not as snappy, but a much better description.

I actually started writing this blog as a running journal.  My running coach wanted to keep track of how I was doing and thought this would be a good way for both of us to follow my training.

Hold on a second!  Running journal, coach, training???

Seriously, sometimes I crack up when I'm writing this stuff.  Those are words I would have never written a few years ago.

Six years ago I was sitting around trying to play with my little boy and could not even play catch with him without being completely out of breath.

Once I was down it was hard to get up
I remember laying in bed one night thinking that I was not going to be able to see my son play sports, go to school, date, or even graduate from high school and college.  I remember the emotions I felt at the time and the tears that I could not control.  I'm sure my wife was freaking out that I was losing it!

My doctor had been telling me for years that I needed to drop a few pounds (he was kind of nice about it).  He even prescribed some weight loss medication.  I dropped a few pounds and then put them right back on.  I still can't believe I took that stuff even after I read how dangerous it could be (I guess I was just really desperate)...

I watched my father die, the prior year, from so many health problems I don't even know which one killed him.  He had several heart attacks, he was a diabetic, he had kidney problems, etc...

When my doctor told me that my acid reflux was destroying the lining of my stomach, that I was at risk for diabetes, and that I had a fatty liver (I don't even know what that means, but it sounded pretty messed up) I knew I had to do something.

The thing I don't always say in this blog is how hard it was.

It's not a quick fix.

You do have to work at it, but the rewards are incredible!

Heading out for a running adventure
When I finally made the decision; when I finally dedicated myself to this change, that is when things started to turn.

I guess that was my rock bottom...

And I guess, I just want to share this incredible gift I was given with everyone that will listen.

So that is why I write about my health.

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1 comment:

  1. vttrailgirl.wordpress.comNovember 2, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Great post! Thanks for your honesty.


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