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Friday, July 22, 2011

Now's The Time





Multiple Sclerosis

I've been realizing more lately that I take my health for granted - I take my body for granted. And I don't like the way I've made myself feel. 

I feel so guilty that I am (not 'was' - I still struggle - all the time)  DESTROYING my perfectly good and healthy body with food. And with pure laziness. 

There are many, many people in the world with ailments that take over their lives - people with disabilities. People who would probably give anything - do anything - to have a functioning healthy body. 

High Blood Pressure

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Bone Spurs

Insulin Resistance


These are the conditions I have brought upon myself. Because of how I've treated my body. 

How could I take the gift of life - of a perfectly healthy body - and do these things to it?

I know I'm making strides in the right direction. But, when I am out and I see someone in a wheelchair, or I hear of someone who died too young from Parkinson's, or hear of someone getting diagnosed with cancer -  I feel that pang of guilt: I could do more with myself. I should have started sooner. I shouldn't have let it get this far. 

I know that feeling guilty will do no good. 

No - this is the time for action. 

I'm not going to sit on the sidelines of life anymore and hope things get better. 

I'm going to MAKE them better. 

This is the time to take back my life - my health, before I lose my chance. 

This is my chance, my opportunity - NOW is my time.   



  1. Beautifully written. But I wouldn't have expected anything less.