Originally Posted by Kailey's mom
Ok, so I make SURE that my dd is taken care of, eats right *no choice since she has E.C.* but even before the strict diet she is on, she ate organic food etc.
For me, I don't. I'm lazy, careless, and need to change. I'll just make a list of my unhealthy habits and can someone please tell me some good reasons why I should change, if I will feel better, links, anything. I need motivation. I keep saying I will change, but I never do.
1. I smoke cigarettes. I have a number to call to get FREE patches to quit. I haven't even called. I like to smoke. I'm scared I'll get mean.
2. I eat so unhealthy, I eat McDonalds on a regular basis, brownies, junk. I really want to be a vegan; or at the very least start as a vegitarian, but then I have no patience to cook. I need some good reasons.
3. I'm on medications for panic/anxiety disorder which from what I'm told, is a comorbid from having Aspergers disorder. I LITERALLY can not function without meds. I'm on disability. I'm not looking for a magic cure, but IDK, I just wish there was a natuaral EQUIVILENT to zanax, and zoloft.
4. I am addicted to sleeping I think. I HATE waking up, I am a night owl and I stay up too late for fear of I dont' know what. Is there a benefit to going to bed early?
5. No motivation.
6. Oh yeah, and 100 percent of my liquids are diet coke! I KNOW this can not be healthy, but I'm addicted. I have withdrawls if I go 12 hours or less.
Please tell me how I will feel better if I make these life changes. Thanks everyone!
You should definitely check out the book The China Study. My husband has severe crohn's, and I have suffered from depression for a long time. When we adopted a vegan diet after reading this book, we both became SO much healthier. DH's crohn's is under control and I'm not depressed anymore (not saying it's entirely from the diet, but I know it's helped a TON to clean myself out so to speak).
I truly believe that what you put into your body has a huge effect on all aspects of your health.
I also think a big motivator for you to change will be when your daughter is old enough to undrestand that, although she eats a healthy diet, her mama doesn't. She'll start to question this to no end. Your motivation will be to model the behavior you want your daughter to immitate. For me this is huge. Try to tell yourself "I WANT to be in good shape because I want my daughter to see that exercise is important and fun. I WANT to eat right so my daughter will develop healthy habits."
You WILL feel better if you stop smoking, eat better, and get more sleep. I really think doing these things (as well as dumping the coke) will help immensely with some of your emotional issues as well.
You could also be suffering from depression. You sound a lot like me when I was severely depressed. I ended up going to counselling, changing my diet radically, and starting to exercise, as well as going on anti-depressants for a short time. I've been off the meds for about 3 years and haven't been to counselling in as long, but I'm healthy and happy, which I attribute to the lifestyle changes.
Anyway, sorry this is so long! I really hope you realize that you're WORTH making changes for. You need to value yourself enough to start taking care of yourself, because no one else will do it for you! I promise once you start taking care of yourself, you'll feel a million times better. Good luck!