Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Addison's, "I can't" rant

I get so tired of hearing people say that they "can't". There are so many things we CAN do. If we can't, it means we're not trying hard enough or we're not asking for enough help. Make sure you ask your doctor if it's ok for your to make any changes to your daily routine.

Latest "I can't" annoyances.

  • "I can't take my meds three or four times a day." There are some super simple ways to remember to take your meds through out the day. Get a pill organizer. Get a watch with multiple alarms. Set your cell phone alarms. Take your meds multiple times a day. You'll feel better. It's scientifically proven. Click here for links under Addison's Replacement Strategies.
  • "I can't stop drinking diet soda." Don't buy it. It's bad for your bone density, it's bad for your gut, it's bad for your general health. It increases your chances of getting diabetes. "June 15, 2009 (Washington, DC) — People who use artificial sweeteners are heavier, more likely to have diabetes, and more likely to be insulin-resistant compared with nonusers, according to data presented here during ENDO 2009, the 91st annual meeting of The Endocrine Society."
  • "I can't drink enough water throughout the day." Put a gallon jug full of the right amount of water for you in the fridge at the beginning of the day. Drink it throughout the day.
You can have good health, you have to start somewhere. Start with the above suggestions after you talk to your doctor. Please!


Pip said...

Yay Dusty! I've been trying to post to the Addisons list but my messages don't seem to be getting through. Keep up the good work!

Unknown said...

Thanks Pip! Glad you updated your blog. I've been wondering what you were up to. :)

Linda said...

You are so right about every thing you wrote! I know that I have had times where I have had my pity party, too, but I choose to live my life the way that I want to! The way I look at it is that I have embraced life since my Addison's diagnosis. Yes, I have had to give up my beloved diet Coke and I have had to come to terms with taking meds throughout the day when previously I didn't even take motrin! Let's change our mantra to "I can...."

Unknown said...

Linda, didn't know you had to give up diet Coke! We all know you can do anything!!!