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Wisdom and patience are not complicated

Jack the Bear at Disneyland Downtown Disney Starbucks
The original owner of the teddy bear is managing Crohn’s disease

 

Couple days ago the pediatric gastroenterologist asked the young teen (13) if he exercises with his dad and vice versa.

Neither one really said much. Yet they both knew the progress slowly being made.

The Doc was led to believe that not much was happening, yet the father and son were okay with that.

The dad said that he ‘sets a great example’.

As the Doc began sharing the obvious benefits, the dad took a moment and simply said,

A tree doesn’t grow overnight.

The kid’s a seventh grader. His time will come.

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Lane 8 Digestive Health

Lunch in Finland
Lunch in Finland

When do we think about our long term outcomes – from the food choices we make this week?

Um, well, uh, like never.   Right?

Most of us can’t or don’t want to see that far, because it’s too much work. Or, we won’t give up today’s pleasure and convenience for tomorrow’s payoff – good digestive health.

Our son told me last Friday on the drive home from school that he had a “confession”. He doesn’t really like the bread (double fiber) we use to make his lunch sandwiches.

Grateful for the truth, but now what?

So last night on the way home from a doctor’s visit, I stopped to get some food items, including a different kind of bread, but with the same digestive goal – high fiber.

Blogging about health enhances accountability and increases motivation. Are you working on that too?

If not you, who?  If not today, when?  Seriously. Enjoy your lunch.

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Lane 8 Hypocrite

Lane 8 Hypocrite?
Lane 8 Hypocrite?

Maybe. Maybe not.

On January 5, 2009 my Family Physician wrote a script for a routine colonoscopy, since this is the year I turned 50.

Well, here we are, almost January, 2010 – a year later.  No colonoscopy.  Not even scheduled yet.

How in the hell can that happen?

Simple.  You already know, don’t you?  We get busy.  Distracted. Paralyzed – with the fear of making a commitment.

So, please know I ain’t perfect.  Big dreamer?  Absolutely.  Perfect?  No way.

But if you look at the batting average, it represents a decent overall “practice what you preach” reality.

How’s your batting average?