Friday, January 17, 2014
This is my first step to trying to get healthier. I have never really been able to diet at all because of the idea of what I would have to give up. I hate giving up ANYTHING. My first diet was when I was 10 years old because my mom was a fad dieter. So since I was young, I have hated that word! I realize now that I need to get myself healthier so I can be here with my hubby longer.
I love junk food. Seriously. If it is bad for you, I love it. I don't drink a lot of water because I find it so boring. Although since the new year started, I have tried to make a commitment to drink more water, at least a glass a day. I have been doing okay with that. Some days as much as 3-4 glasses in a day. The problem with this is my sleeping patterns are so messed up right now because I have chronic pain. So I am up really late/early and then I sleep for a couple of hours and wake up. I am up for a while and then I need a nap. So I sleep some more and wake up. So as you can see, I am cat napper basically.
I am hoping with some weight loss my pain levels will go down. At this point, I can barely walk to the bathroom or kitchen some days. I really need to find exercise that for the time being I can do without too much pain. I love to cook, but with so much pain, I have not been able to do that much. It is so easy to just order something for delivery and go that route and of course that is not really healthy.
I blog, I have a recipe blog and a personal blog. There are days that getting a shower is the best I can do. Others I have been able to make dinner. I make a lot of slow cooker meals because they are easy and I just throw in the stuff and it cooks all day. Today I am making beef stew. It is pretty healthy meal because it has potatoes, carrots and today I am adding corn. Not much salt in this recipe at all. I might make a bread to go with it, but not sure.
So, that is me in a nut shell. I am a no dieting, soda swilling, salty snacker, who loves junk food!