Italian, tonight-- by, me! (acrylics on watercolor paper)
It's good to be a Witch ... ;O)
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July 2012 I was hit with the diagnosis: diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglicerides, literally on the virge of kidney/liver damage. My A1C was 11.5!!!
It was do... or die. Literally. And I didn't want to die. But now, I'm realizing diabetes doesn't mean I can't live.
This is the the path for the rest of my life's journey. The way is marked, the road has some challenges. I may even trip up sometimes, but I'll pick up again and go forward. I know there's no going back.
1. Get diabetes under control
2. Lower blood pressure
3. Lower cholesterol
4. Get on a better schedule sleep/wake
5. Feel better
I eat controlled, very well-balanced portions.
I limit white carbs and sugar intake to a severe minimum. I opt for 100% whole wheat or sprouted wheat products whenever possible.
Loads of vegetables.
Generally stay away from convenience foods and bad food habits.
Drink lots of water between meals.
Used to drink coffee several times pre day with sugar, half & half, etc-- now I have about 3 cups per week with Equal and sugar free creamer. I drink herbal tea w/one sweetner 2 or 3 times per day now.
I love to cook, so I make healthy things in healthy ways that I enjoy; I stay away from convenience foods stuffed with sodium, preservaties, chemicals, hidden sugars & fat.
And... of course... a litte magic doesn't hurt ;o)
I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, but am originally a NYC girl. Raised in Brooklyn, I loved so much about it but moved on.
I'm Wiccan Witch, my husband is Pagan, we have a Pagan household. My spirituality is very important to me.
I'm very artistic and creative.
I have 3 kids ages 11 through 22 and a dog.
I am a total Disney World fan and go as often as possible.
I also love holidays-- all kinds. I don't even care if they're mine or not, I'll get in on them.
| current weight: 328.0