Thoughts on getting healthy -- Lost in a Labyrinth: Getting Healthy Isn’t a Straight Shot

By jayabee52 Latest Reply 2014-05-04 09:09:07 -0500
Started 2014-04-03 23:09:58 -0500

I get this email every day entitled Nerd Fitness and today's topic was so good I thought I'd share it with y'all: ~

Wonder what you thought about it. Is getting healthy a easy, staight shot? or something else? How would you describe your struggle to get more healthy?

It is "food for thought" which has no carbs or calories but may be beneficial to our overall physical and mental health.

God's best to all of you!

James Baker

23 replies

RedShine 2014-04-05 22:53:11 -0500 Report

Nothing worth while ever comes easy, and healthy living is no exception. If you wanna be healthy you have to WANT it. You have to make a plan for yourself, and decide what you should and should not do. Its not simple.

MATRIX8THFLOOR 2014-04-04 19:25:30 -0500 Report

For a while I thought I deserved my type 2 diab. because I ate enough candy to kill an elephant. But some studies suggest it may not be the only cause at all. I have had sleep apnea an sever sleep deprivation all my life. I snored so loudly I could scare bears away! Even after surgery where they broke my nose, moved my sinus cavity forward and clipped out excess throat tissue I still do not breath as well as I should. This played a major role in depleting my overall health and energy level until I was barely able to care for myself. Still a struggle.

jayabee52 2014-04-07 14:33:02 -0500 Report

I also have mild to moderate sleep apnea. Sometimes as I am falling asleep I will snore and will wake myself up, and take a long time to get back asleep again. Quite frustrating!

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-04-04 18:36:21 -0500 Report

I am always reading and hearing about exercise and eating right, but there is another very important health changing event and that is getting enough sleep. Most of us don't get enough sleep, or maybe that is just me.

jayabee52 2014-04-04 18:44:24 -0500 Report

no, sly, it is not just you, in fact I stongly suspect that my disability was due to my not getting enough sleep and working 28 hr days. I did it to pay for child support, but I am still disabled now.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-04-04 21:06:31 -0500 Report

I also suspect the same as I too have overworked my whole life with very little sleep. My dream has always been to sleep for 10 hours instead of 3.

jayabee52 2014-05-02 07:05:27 -0500 Report

Now I have the time to sleep but, alas, often I am unable to sleep — like tonight/this morning. Laid down to sleep but could not.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-05-03 08:52:34 -0500 Report

I understand completely; that is another issue when you have such a need for sleep and when you have the opportunity to get a little shut eye you are unable to. Now you understand why my photo shows only one eye shut. Story of my life. Sometimes you have to really work on relaxation and clearing the ole brain so you can get restful sleep. Best wishes for a good nights restful sleep.

jayabee52 2014-05-03 17:28:14 -0500 Report

Thanks Sly,
Fortunately here recently my nights have not been too bad. I usually get home from dialysis treatments at night and fall asleep in my easy chair.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-05-04 09:09:07 -0500 Report

I bet you do after a day of that. I hope you can get some rest on your other days as well. Best Wishes

GLMOC 2014-04-04 12:09:30 -0500 Report

Loved the article. Thanks for sharing it with us. I enjoyed it so much I joined the nerdfitness site. There is a lot of "food for thought" in there. Thanks again! God's best to you too!

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-04 10:59:25 -0500 Report

I liked the article, Thanks for sharing it. I believe there is no straight shot in anything. Everything in life takes your effort and taking that first step and then taking another and another. You will never get anywhere with out taking one step after another.
My Dad used to say " keep your hand to the grind stone, and put one foot in front of the other. You will turn out a great milled wheat or corn, and know you have done your best."

valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-04-04 10:09:49 -0500 Report

Hi James; Great topic and good web site to go visit. AS a person in a wheelchair it's very hard to loose weight. I am joining a gym for upper body strength and water aerobics. Getting healthy is not easy, it is not a straight shot. It has up's and downs and wild turns to boot. But, I am determined to atleast give it a good shot, I think with exercise loosing weight might be easier.

jayabee52 2014-04-04 12:25:11 -0500 Report

Howdy sweetness!
yes exercise is one way to lose fat (if you gain muscle you may not see a difference in your scales' reading. What I have found helpful is altering my eating plan for more protein and less carbs. But in other places you've indicated that it is not possible in your current living arrangements, so doing the exercises is way better than doing nothing!

Have you checked out you tube for "seated exercises", seated yoga or seated Tai Chi? When you get to the YouTube site query the search engine there and you should see several offerings. Just a suggestion.
God's best to you


kcmohan 2014-04-04 06:39:52 -0500 Report

Maintaining one's health is part of that person's efforts to sustain as a living creature. But the efforts assume greater dimensions according as his age specific physical endurance potentials diminish. More so when afflicted by disorders like diabetes. These are parts of the game called life. Devloping a positive philosophy on life combined with a mental plan to move forward and meet the ultimate destination may be the best strategy to deal wth the issue.

Anonymous 2014-04-04 06:06:48 -0500 Report

Great article. Really good advice. Something that each one of us needs to read and to remember. Thanks for sharing!

vrswesley 2014-04-04 05:38:21 -0500 Report

It go up and down and i m doing great some weeks andthings arentso good others, and not aloways me that causes it..

robertoj 2014-04-04 01:30:40 -0500 Report

Not by a ;long shot. I've hat great progress and bad setbacks. The key is to stay even keeled. It's helpful to me to always stay grateful.