A bit of this and a bit of that
Monday, August 26, 2019
I started my summer vacation about a month ago deciding to tweak my diet to see if I could make some healthy changes, or at least some changes just to see what would happen. I don’t have any results yet, but I don’t mind what comes out of it, even if it’s nothing at all. It would be nice to feel a little healthier or to lose a bit round the waist, but I’m not expecting much because I’m not making drastic changes.
I’ve cut out the occasional beer - I’d been enjoying it less anyway. I’ve been cutting food which has added sugar, and cutting down on prepared food. I don’t eat some of the things DH likes, like sausages and bacon, and I make sure I eat some things he’s not allowed but which are good sources of potassium. I’ve occasionally been eating chicken’s livers cooked in ginger and sweet sake because liver is so dense in nutrients. It tastes pretty good but I hadn’t eaten it for a long time. I increased fiber dramatically, and the effects were dramatic, so I pulled back on that!
Changing the subject, I was getting bored just exercising and cleaning house. In the UK, it was normal to go away for a summer holiday every year. In Japan, not so much - certainly not for two or three weeks. We hadn’t planned anything for this year, and last year DH was too ill. We’ve just arranged a two-day trip to Hakodate in northern Japan. Having that to look forward to has got rid of the boredom. Today DH walked the 400 meters to a nearby restaurant without stopping to rest. It must be nearly two years since he’s been able to do that without giving up in the middle. I’m amazed at how much stronger he’s been getting in the last six months or so.