We found out early Friday morning that my dad is in critical condition, in the ICU up north near his home in Washington State. He's 77 years old. He’d been in some abdominal pain for a few days, which then became severe, and he asked my step mom to call an ambulance because he literally … Continue reading Too soon to say goodbye
We are recently home from paradise. I returned from my six weeks of healthful living in North Carolina, spent one week at home seeing my own doctor and signing up for a local wellness center that offers all the fun classes I will want to take in order to preserve the exercise portion of my healthy lifestyle, … Continue reading It still hurts
No joke, people. In honor of American Independence Day this weekend and the thousands of pies that will be consumed, here I sit, a chubby ball of sugar (and dare I say it, fat) almost always thinking about eating healthy. I really do love the idea of the Whole30 eating plan. I love everything about … Continue reading Healthy Eating: Plantain Tostadas
Oh, oops, I can eat pumpkin, I think. Wait, that's not it... I've completed my first week on the Whole30 eating plan. We have enjoyed such delicious home cooked meals as turkey lettuce wraps, cajun shrimp salad, thai halibut curry and on the menu for this weekend is cottage pie with cauliflower mash topping, plantain tostadas … Continue reading Accountability Report: I cheated
One week and one day ago, I posted about my health. I was experiencing some anxiety, chest tightness, indigestion, back pain, high blood sugars, and uncontrolled hypertension. I wasn't watching my diet, and I wasn't exercising. We spend a lot of time on planes, which adds to risk factors for heart attack or stroke. I … Continue reading Accountability Report. Week One.
I am in need of some moral support. My health is failing. I am 51 years old. I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for Monday. I have been overweight to some degree or another, most of my life since adolescence. I started my first diet at 14 years old. I had an emergency appendectomy at … Continue reading Can anyone relate?