Wednesday, April 26, 2006

It is how I respond to it....

One reason why I started this blog was to allow my family and friends to keep up to date with my current-events. I also wanted to use it to re-discover myself and use it as a medium for me to share some of my ideas, world-views and even photos, so I don't have to constantly repeat myself to the various groups of friends and relatives such as cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.

It is how I respond to it...

Nowadays, I rarely drink anything alcoholic, not even beer and I don’t smoke. I go to the gym to improve my health and fitness. My aim is to get to my ideal weight, built a lean, mascular and fit body. I have taken less rice and noodles, refrain from oily foods and sweetened-drinks. As a result, I normally eat at home and when I go out with friends, I normally order Fruit Juice w/out sugar or Plain Black Coffee w/out the sugar and milk.

Why do I do this???

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett

I am now in my early 30's and my Wife has already start to say that I have a physical body of 50 year man. Even my Doctor agrees after the results from my blood-test indicates multiple over-the-hill (more like mountains)readings. To add to the list of my sins,
I never bother to change. Sure there were that occasional good deeds but the change did not come from my heart. It was not until early last year, when I was climbing up 2 flights of stairs and my chest hurts, my heart-rate was so fast and furious (not to be confused with the movie, but it was just as dangerous)...that's when I decide that I really need to do something about it.

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Lou Holtz

When I go out, no matter it is with friends or clients/customers, I seldom order any thing to eat, just either orange juice without sugar or ice-coffee without sugar or milk. They would ask why am I not eating or even tempt me with their food. True, given my history, I would definitely give in. But now, I realized that by simply saying "No, Thanks" or "I have to eat with my family", they let me be.
It is how I respond to it. In addition, I refrain from private drinking-parties and again, they would tempt me or say "Scare of your wife?", in which I say, "Yes, I am scare of her losing me." and they let me be. It is how I respond to it.

Because I love my family and I don't want my Wife to lose her husband to stroke, diabetes, heart-attacks or liver-diseases or cancer. I don't want my Son to lose his father to stroke, diabetes, heart-attacks or liver-diseases or cancer. I don't want my Mom to lose her son, like she did her husband to Liver Cancer. And I do not want to lose them as well. All the people I love are going to lose me unless I do something about it.

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