So as we get older and you haven’t eaten health for years? Things start to break down and start giving us problems. In my case it all started with Diabetes about 15 years ago. I had always been a Big Guy and never payed much attention to what I ate or how much of it I ate and over the years that bad habit came up from behind me and bit me in the, well, you know.
It was after a horrible bout with Cellulitis that cause a flaming hot red area of bumps on my crotch accompanied by a just as horrible Yeast Infection that nothing I could get my hand on would cure, not to mention I had started to have to wear Reading Glasses 300 Strength just to be able to see. SO I found myself in the Emergency room before the doctor.
I told him what I was experiencing and he asked me to show him. Embarrassed but without any other choice I dropped my draws and viola. He took one look and asked me, “Have you been taking your Diabetes Meds?” I replied, “No, I don’t have Diabetes.”
To which he said, “I bet you do.”
Two Insulin Shots later he was writing me a script for Metformin and I asked him if I would have to take it for the rest of my life. He told me that If I lost quite a bit of weight and started eating right It might help. 6 months later I had lost 100 pound and Diabetes went away but, if only it had been that easy.
It’s almost impossible to keep a chubby person who was brought up on Tortillas and fried food away from all that. Several years and many, many Tortillas later later I had gained All my weight back and then some. This would happened several more times during the next 20 years.
If only that was it? Now I’ve been told that I have Reduced Renal Function. What? Yes.
Now I have to to go to a Nephrologists, a Renal Specialist. I can only hope the damage wasn’t a result of my Diabetes and High Blood Pressure and is Fixable.
So I ask you to watch what you eat. Start eating more Fruits and Veggies and Less Red and Processed Meats and Dairy Products. Less Processed White Breads and Eat More Whole Grains. Start a regular exercise program. It doesn’t have to be a huge marathon or weight training just start moving your body every day even if it’s a little.
An Update Next Time on Happy Healthy Eating. GOD Speed.