Pajama’s & Other Life stuff…..

Scroll & Quill Clip art
Scroll & Quill Clip art

I don’t often spend money on myself, In fact I find it a very difficult thing to do. I always feel like when I do I’m splurging or it’s something I could do without. Mark has spent year’s convincing me that it’s okay to occasionally splurge on myself. So I’ve lost some weight and all my pajama bottoms are falling off me, at this point I have one pair of summer bottoms that aren’t So I decided to get myself some new ones. It’s quite an accomplishment for someone who a few years ago wouldn’t even think of spending $15.00 on herself for some random item.

On another note, I’ve been trying to eat better again. For some reason I’ve been finding it really difficult to do this time around. After much thought, I’m wondering if I haven’t been subconsciously rebelling against the fact that I really need to do so now because of my diabetes. I’ve always hated being told what to do and now I know I really need to do this for my health and my mind is basically saying “SCREW YOU”.聽 So now, I’m going to button down and try to get back to intermittent fasting as well as eating better. I know I can do it, I did it for 8 months before and lost 40 pounds. It’s just a matter of sticking to it.

School has been okay so far this semester. I have two pretty easy classes, Microsoft Word & Microsoft PowerPoint. My Third class is Accounting. That one isn’t as easy but I’m definitely finding it interesting. It will be neat to see how I can integrate some of what I learn into my regular life, aside from using it in the field.

Diet Change Status

So my diet change is going rather well, I’ve been at it for almost 4 weeks now and I’ve lost 10lbs. I’m really enjoying finding better ways to eat and experimenting with new things. Don’t get me wrong there have been a few folly’s though. I bought these so called chewy cereal bars, and yes they were chewy but damn they tasted like sawdust. I also tried these veggie crunchers and YUCK!! That said though I have found a ton of good stuff. I’m really enjoying having more fruits in my diet, I put strawberry’s on or in anything I can and I eat more banana’s as well as apple’s. Things are going pretty well and so far I’m very happy with my decisions, I’ll post more on this later as I progress… 馃檪

Current state of Health

So I never did go see an endocrinologist, the doctors office never got back to on the referral and to be honest I didn’t push it because I well I wasn’t that interested in hearing what they would have to say. I DO NOT want to have my thyroid gotten rid of.

Organic Groceries right to my doorstep!

I’m excited, I just discovered an organic store that will deliver fresh fruits and vegetables right to my front door 馃檪

I’m definitely going to be checking them out.

Menu changes going well

So yesterday I believe I did pretty well. Here’s what I ate yesterday:

  • Breakfast
    • granola bar
    • banana
    • plain organic oatmeal with real blueberries
  • Lunch
    • Vanilla Yogurt with real strawberries (this was really good and satisfied my sweet tooth as well)
  • Dinner

The beauty of this new lifestyle is I can eat a lot of food if I’m that hungry & there is no guilt involved because all the food I’m eating is all natural and healthy for me. the secret to remember is that your intake of fruits and vegetables should be higher than your intake of dairy, meats and grains. But you don’t have to cut those out completely. I have however cut out adding extra salt as well as extra sugars. I of course have cut out processed foods which means no takeout (say goodbye to pizza and takeout). But that’s ok because I’m worth it and want to be healthy!

Making a Healthier Me

Lately I have become increasingly concerned with my own health, as such I have decided that I need to rethink the way I approach food. So, with much thanks to my husband Mark, I have begun to eat more High nutrient foods. More fruits and more vegetables, meat & dairy are not off the menu however I will be eating less of them and more of the other items. I’m also working on weaning myself from my (what I like to call) mountain dew i.v. drip.