A time when I was an advocate for myself is when I took control and decided to better my health. I did so by changing the habits I had, what I drank, and exercised more.
The first change I made was to cut back on soda and drink more water. Then eventually, I quit soda completely. Once I got past all the headaches, it was easy to quit.
The second change I made was with my eating habits. I stopped eating for something to do, eating after 9 pm and before bed. I stopped going back for seconds, and stopped eating junk food such as chips, and ice cream. I started to control how much carbs I ate and many other things, including eating more fruits.
Another change I made was to try and exercise more. I have difficulty with it due to an injury, but I make do.
These are just some of the changes I've made in the past few months and they have helped. Even the smallest changes can make big changes.
-- by a GED student