If asked the question, “How would you define yourself?” what would your answer look like?
There are many aspects to all of our lives and these would include defining ourselves as:
- Parents to our children
- Grandparents to our grandchildren
- Children to our parents
- Contributors to our communities
- Professionals at our workplaces
- Hobby enthusiasts
- Sports fans
There are many more bullet points that can be added to this list. From a healthcare perspective, doctors and other people involved with healthcare will “define” people as being:
- Heart disease patients
- Diabetic patients
- Cancer patients
- Obese patients
- Hypertensive patients
There are many bullet points that can be added to this list as well.
Clearly, we would all like to be defined by the bullet points on the first list as opposed to the second. Staying clear of medical conditions will allow “maximal performance” in those areas that define us in the ways we would like to be defined by.
Stay focused and steadfast in your weight control efforts and you will enjoy your “definition” much better for many more years.