by Joanne Hillestad on 12/13/18
So, I missed yesterday's blog post. I have been really quite busy lately with proposals for fabric companies, making a super secret quilt which ships tomorrow, trying to find Christmas gifts for family, and other general end of year business things. Not good excuses... but yesterday I plain old forgot.
Picture of me from 10 years ago because I had nothing else to post. bahahaha
On top of all that, I have decided to start eating like the people in the Mediterranean. Lots of olive oil, lean chicken and fish, veggies... then some more veggies. As I creep up to the big 5-0 I have started trying to be better to myself. Maybe 2019 will have to be the Year of the Me. Sometimes a person just needs to step back and change some bad habits.
So far this year I cut Diet Coke. That was huge... and difficult. But I feel so much better for it! Then I took it another step and cut out aspartame and saccharin. I watched a show on PBS about the impact those 2 artificial sweeteners have on blood sugar and gut health. Freaked me out a little. Again... can't believe the difference.
Now, I'm not perfect... i still allow Stevia. But that is not supposed to be quite as bad as the others... so far. I was running out of things to drink. Dairy has been off the list for years. Allergic to High Fructose Corn Syrup (that knocks out a lot of food and beverages). Water. I drink a lot more water.
Hopefully, I will start exercising regularly and lose some of this extra 'me'. I visit my Oncologist for my annual check up in June... I almost look forward to the comprehensive lab results! Nothing has been in the bad range... but some of the basics have been creeping in that direction.
Ok, I'm done. Just a peek into my life... which is just like everyone else. Except maybe the cancer part... been 11 years. Yeah me!
Here's to healthier eating! I won't say completely healthy eating... because a girl needs a piece of chocolate every so often...