Before I got myself under control, I had no problem with eating fast food. I remember thinking, well a hamburger is just bread, beef and veggies and fries, well they are just potatoes with a little oil. Oh and soda, of course the real thing is bad, so I would have diet. How bad could this be?
Yesterday, my son passed out. He was fine one minute with no pain and the next thing he knew he was waking up in an ambulance with severe pain in his stomach.
He's a big guy, maybe fifty pounds over weight and he eats primarily fast food and lots of soda and its not diet.
He found out that his gall bladder is enlarged and it's due to eating high fat foods.
I've been telling him for years that he needs to change his diet. He tries for a while, but gives up because it's just not convenient to eat healthy.
Now guess what....he gets to eat bread, rice, crackers and applesauce for now until he sees a specialist. He feels like his world has fallen....and he's not sure he wants to get up!
Anyway, at this tender age of 30, he gets to dive into the world of health care to try to remedy the damage that he has done to his body.
All of this because of convenience and bad choices.
He's known for quite some time that he needs to make a lifestyle change. I figured it would take a life changing event to get him into action. Hopefully he will listen to this one and make some changes!
He's just like me and maybe many others.....we waited until something drastic happens before we made a change. So sad that we did not make our decisions before damage is done.
So....He's off to the specialist today. Hopefully he will hear that this is repairable. Hopefully he will hear that he needs to make some changes. Hopefully he will make those changes!!
Our lives are so precious. One day you are out doing what you do and the next thing you know, you're laying in a hospital bed. I rather be there from some epic accident while running or rowing or having fun, than to be there because of the foods I eat or the carelessness of my choices.
Anyway, are you waiting for your wake up call???? Or are you ready to get your health in order today?
Lets do it!!