Again with the Wagon!
Friday, November 21, 2008
I've been a baaaad girl. I'm sure I don't have to describe it. First off, I'd like to say that I was released from the hospital about 2 wks ago. I had to have emergency surgery, and they took out my gall bladder because I had gall stones. I asked the doctor what I did to get them and he said "nothing, it's luck of the draw", but there is apparently a 4 F's rule to gall stones: female, fertile, forty, and fat. Now, I am not even 30, but I'm fat, and so...there you go. So I DID in fact do something to get gall stones. I wasn't eating correctly. I am finally starting to notice how things that seem to not affect you at all (probably thanks to being younger) can become deterimental to your health as you age. I mean, look at my grandma: she has diabetes and cancer. My grandfather has diabetes and cancer and is blind now. This...can't keep going on. I keep telling myself that, but when I'm pressed for time or haven't eaten all day I eat almost anything.
So, I'm recognizing that my weakeness is not the desire to eat the junk stuff, but rather that I have not planned well enough for meals and snacks. I have been much more concious of what my sons eat, but I have ignored my own needs, and even my husband's, who I am now having to 'finger wag' for eating..well lets just say I thought I was bad!
So we're going to try this out. For 3 weeks, I have not been able to cook, but InshaAllah, this weekend I will clean out the fridge and the cabinets. I will sit down and plan out meals for the rest of the week. I will stick to them.