Wake Up Paula Dean

18 Jan

I was getting ready for bed last night when I saw the link posted on facebook about Paul Dean and I felt disgusted.  In fact, I was even more motivated to get some sleep so I would feel well rested for my run in the morning.  Why am I disgusted?  Because diabetes is a disease that can take over your body if you let it.  It can rob you of your limbs, your eyes, and your kidneys, that is, if you let it and Paula Dean spent 3 years ignoring her disease. 

The fact is, diabetes is a disease you can control, unlike many other diseases.  I lost my Mom to cancer and I watched it eat away at her.  How could you let diabetes take away precious thingslike eyesight, limbs, organs, and not try to prevent it?  Especially when you have children, grandchildren, and the world looking up to you?  Wake up!!!!

I spoke to the most amazing diabetes group on Monday evening at a hospital here in Maryland and I admitted that it is very hard to stay in shape in America.  The portion sizes are huge, we work all the time, and you can get anything done by the push of a button.  It takes effort to make your meals healthy.  It takes effort to get off the couch.  But, let me tell you something, YOU ARE WORTH THE EFFORT! 

The folks in the diabetes group I worked with individually wrote down a simple goal they are going to achieve this year by making a change and taking action.  What will you do this year to make your life better?  I don’t know Paula Dean personallly nor will I draw any assumptions as to why she took 3 years to tell the world she has diabetes or why she is now getting paid to be a spokesperson.  As the queen of comfort cuisine, her weight gain and diabetes cannot be all that comfortable. 

I would challenge Paula Dean to find ways to make her comfort food healthier for Americans.  I would challenge her to inspire people with diabetes to make healthier food decisions and to incorporate fitness into their lifestyle.  But, instead of waiting for Paula Dean, go ahead amd forget the comfort cuisine, and get comfortable with yourself and make healthier decisions to live a happy and healthy life. 

Here is the link to Paula Dean’s article and by the way, eating healthy doesn’t cost a lot, but it does require some discipline.  http://bites.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/17/10173727-paula-deen-diabetes-diagnosis-wont-change-how-i-cook

Song of the day:  Waves of Change by Samantha Jones

Free download:  http://mp3skull.com/mp3/waves_of_change.html

In Health and Happiness,

Madeline Dolente

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