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Jan 04, 2019 17:00:06

My story about taking charge of my health

by @brandonwilson PATRON | 228 words | 223🔥 | 223💌

Brandon Wilson

Current day streak: 223🔥
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We all want to be healthy. We all have a pretty good idea of how to be healthy with various lifestyle choices. So the desire is there. The knowledge is there. What stops us from actually making it happen?

I avoided the doctor for years. I figured if I didn't really feel bad or have any issues then I should be fine. The turning point for me was participating in personal development training and hearing over and over again just how important good health is. Every trainer, every speaker was fit and healthy. Surely that wasn't a coincidence.

In September of 2018, I finally went to the doctor for a wellness visit. *SPOILER ALERT* My lab work indicated that I have type 2 diabetes. 

I have been wanting to publish an article about this on Medium for a long time and have struggled.

Then I realized the power of the streak. Writing consistently every day for a month on this platform got me "unstuck." The wheels started turning and in just a couple days I was able to finish my article.

I am happy to share this story with you in the hopes that you will get "unstuck" too.  Believe in the power of the streak. And believe in your own power to make positive changes in your life.

https://medium.com/@brandonwilson_84606/this-is-how-i-will-reverse-type-2-diabetes-3f97ed6ff1e5

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    @brandonwilson
    <<I figured if I didn't really feel bad or have any issues then I should be fine. The turning point for me was participating in personal development training and hearing over and over again just how important good health is>> waiting for symptoms is NOT a good policy, is it? The turning point might be much less pleasant that "personal development training" (or a bad virus, right @philh ?) Sometimes it is a heart attack... or other serious shit!

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 18, 2019 11:50:39
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      @lucjah As Tony Robbins says, change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change. For acute illnesses there are symptoms and there is pain or discomfort that motivates you to fix it. For chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, they are so gradual and that's what makes them so insidious. With diabetes in particular, when shit finally hits the fan it's too late. Thats what happened to my father. That is not what's going to happen to me.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 18, 2019 07:43:48
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      @brandonwilson I am so happy you are taking care of that! <3

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 18, 2019 16:51:01
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    @brandonwilson This is really inspiring Brandon! :) Thanks for telling us about your trial, and honored to have you here.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jan 05, 2019 17:50:32
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      @basilesamel Thank you, Basile, I appreciate it. As measures of adversity go I suppose this one is relatively tame compared to the struggles others have faced. But I wanted to share my story in the hopes that it inspires others.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 05, 2019 18:11:21
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