It's a song that my dad used to sing, but I need to apply it to my life right now. I had such High Hopes (another song) for that 4 hr. body diet. They practically promise a weight loss of about 20 lbs. the first month; the possibility of going off diabetic meds within a few months, and doing all this with little exercise. Suddenly, after my dr's appointment, those high hopes were dashed to the ground. Suddenly, I don't have to worry about my clothes being too big before our trip to Disney. There's no chance that I will be thin enough to ride the Haunted Mansion ride. And I will continue to take all the meds that I take now, but with an injection added. And I won't have one day a week that I can eat whatever I want. All in all, it's pretty disheartening. But, I need to eliminate the negative. So here goes!
What promise does returning to my diabetic eating plan hold? I love warm applesauce, now I can continue to eat it. I love cantelope, I can eat it. I won't be making booty-tooty music constantly since I won't have to eat all those beans! I won't be eating spinach and lentils for breakfast (a somewhat disgusting thought, to be sure). I won't feel deprived when my family is eating a baked potato and I'm eating lentils. I will know in my heart that what I'm doing is the best for my body. Hopefully, if I concentrate on reducing my blood sugar numbers, the slow and steady weight loss will follow.
When I was much younger, I was a Richard Simmons fan. I had every Sweatin' to the Oldies tape that he made. And I remember that Richard used to say that we shouldn't call it a "diet" because it contains the word "die". But rather, call it a Live-t because it will enable you to live a more healthy lifestyle. So today, I am concentrating on the positive. Today will be the first day of my new life.