Use the Fork, Luke

(I would love to hear someone say that like James Earl Jones. Call me if you master it.)

In recent days I have been encouraged in many ways to get on the journey to health improvement. Perhaps it is because I have gained about 40 pounds in 6 years. Following that same pattern by doing simple math puts me over 350 pounds by age 55. I don’t like the sound of that.

Maybe it’s the thought of wanting to live a longer life so I can be with my family, or maybe it’s just being able to feel better all around that drives me.

Whatever the reason – it’s time for action. I’ve talked about it a lot. I’ve joked about it a lot. I really need to do something. I’m not sure what that something is, but I think it’s a few somethings. Here’s a brainstorm of things to cogitate:

  • Drink more water. I’ve heard lately about how dehydrated most of us are without even knowing it, and how much we all would benefit if we simply consumed more of the most significant liquid on Earth.
  • Move more. Someone told me that people with Parkinson’s Disease really have high metabolisms due to the fact that their hands are always moving. I am in no way making light of someone’s misfortune. I am only brought to the thought that I don’t move enough.
  • Move more often. Exercising 3 times in 4 months is not adequate. No matter how good I feel about it.
  • Get that candy bar out of your hand! No need for any elaboration there.
  • Eat more foods that help my body not to crave non-beneficial foods. I have experienced this phenomenon before, though not very often. When I supplemented my diet with carrot juice, I witnessed a significant drop in my craving of sweets.

So there it is. I got it out. I was afraid to write about this, because then I would really have to do something. So now I have to do something.

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