56 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 4/25/18

  1. It is, yes. Especially as I get older. Having kids made me change a lot of things, Not the least of which was being able to be there for them as long as possible, and to be able to keep up with their boundless energy. Diet, exercise, maintaining high activity levels. It’s amazing how motivating having newfound responsibility can be. 😃

      1. I’ve watched my brothers struggle with high blood pressure and diabetes for years. So between my experience in the military and watching the both of them, my view on health issues has always on high alert.

  2. Absolutely! I agree the consequences are not worth it. I have given up sugar and white bread and potatoes. And I eat lots of fruits and vegetables. And whole grains. I’m not gluten-free, but I do watch the simple carbohydrates.

      1. As in, I don’t cut anything out. So for example saying being healthy means less meat, less carbs that sort of thing, which is what I took to being healthy. I don’t monitor what I eat. If I fancy eating an Easter egg, I will eat it, if I fancy a Steak cooked raw with a stack load of butter over it, I will have that as well, but also if I want an apple, I will eat an apple. I love spinach, so if I can get that in a dish I will do

      2. Ok, that clarifies your original comment greatly. So in many ways you are mindful of your health, focusing on moderation and common sense.

      3. yes, for me personally, I think especially as a parent you shouldn’t be focused on food, I think bad habits are created in early childhood and those can be hard to break. Hopefully when my son leaves he will be able to cook at least 5 basic meals that are tasty but healthy.

        However I say that as a parent to a non fussy child, my opinion might be very different if he was a fussy eater or having difficulties with texture

  3. It’s extremely important for me. In my blog, I’ve written about how I watched my dad and my mother-in-law get sick and die of diabetes-related complications, and since the disease runs in my family, I’m determined not to let it get to me. I’m not too radical, though. I don’t demand organic, gluten-free, low-carb, keto, paleo, vegan, non-GMO food, but I do avoid eating junk. I don’t smoke or take drugs either. Also, I work out six times a week. I want to be a healthy mom for my kids, and I want to be able to hold my grandchildren and hopefully my great-grandchildren too, so that’s why I try to have a healthy lifestyle.
    -Fabi at Wonder Fabi

  4. Very important, Danny. Especially with MS causing swallowing problems. I watch each morsel, have to weigh whether or not it is worth it to attempt to eat the stuff that isn’t really good for me and take the chance of strangling on something that is tasty but potentially not all that good for me, or saving the strangling moments for the nourishment derived from the stuff that is actually good for me. So, I take the high road, eat fresh fruit and veggies in season, limit the bad stuff and hold my weight at the present limit, which is the recommended weight for my age and height. Feel better, look better and life goes on with occasional side trips into the chocolate box or the home made ice cream freezer.

      1. It really is! I don’t eat with anyone now after all the times people have crowded my power chair trying to “help” me when the best thing they could do is move back and give me the space I need to take care of it myself.

  5. Yes. It is important. I have always been aware of what I ate and I have always made a great effort to lead a healthy life. However….there are no guarantees. I still have had health problems ( cancer and systemic scleroderma) BUT….I have recovered and survived and perhaps if I had gone into those health problems, both life threatening, with poor health due to abusing my health then I might not have come through as well as I did. There are no guarantees in life but I believe it is my responsibility to do the best I can to look after my body and my mind.

  6. Yes, it definitely is and I was extremely slack with this one over the last 12 months. I have picked up on better eating habits and I’m literally fighting my way back into my standard workout routine (which I also have neglected). And while it’s super hard to get back into the workout routine (I am SO sore) I already feel so much better.

      1. Same here! Don’t let it get that far… but then I also wonder if they are not just “lost”? Feeling overwhelmed by what they need to do to make a change. We all know that it happens and some people simply give up.

      2. Absolutely!!! Simple changes in your diet go a long way. I have a friend who lost heaps of weight by simply ditching the soft drinks she used to drink all day…

      3. I have given that advice a lot. I don’t drink anything but water. I also never eat sugar and I’ve dropped a ton of weight just from those 2 eliminations.

  7. Yes. I was raised on traditional Mediterranean Diet and I still practice this until this day. It has helped me through my life so I am sticking to it and everything else does not taste right to me. 😉

  8. Yes, it’s very important to me. My husband and I are trying to lose a few pounds, so we’re really watching what we eat. It’s all about the choices. And not indulging in late night snacks… unless it’s a piece of fruit or something healthy 🙂

  9. I do watch what I eat. I eat healthy. But I also don’t deny myself a bit of junk now and then. It’s mostly about eating to keep my energy up. (But more sleep would help with that, too)

  10. Yes. Yes, as long as you don’t obsess over it and it cause alienation between you and others. So, I guess that last question doesn’t apply to me directly. But I would say we all should respect the house we call a body and realize early on that there are consequences for not keeping a reasonably clean and orderly house; and once a house begins to decay, there is only so much that can be done to repair it. 😕

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