Wednesday, July 10, 2019

So, Changes and More Changes

I decided to focus on my health this year.
I need to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, yada yada yada, all the things we tell ourselves all the time.
Well, I started small.
I decided to have one meatless day per week. Then twice a week, then three times a week...
I am now down to 8 to 10 ounces of meat per month. I use meat as a condiment more than as a main dish.
Result?
Blood sugar? Down.
Cholesterol ? Down.
Blood pressure? Down.
Weight? Down.
Energy levels? Up.
Sleep quality? Much improved.
Health-wise, it has improved my quality of life so much.
Plus, my food budget has decreased drastically!
Almost effortlessly.
I eat a lot of vegetables, salads, beans, grains, etc, now.
I still eat cheese and other dairy.

My smoking has reduced, also without much effort.
I switched to a "light" cigarette.
But I have noticed that with less meat consumption, my craving for cigarettes has gone down.
My beloved Dr Pepper?
I am drinking WAY more sparkling water than soda these days.

This may not be the answer for others, but it is helping me.


Monday, July 8, 2019

What a Long Strange Trip Its Been....

Wow....
Yup, still very much alive, still very much kickin'.
House sharing with a friend here in New Hampshire.
Working at the grocery store still.
My health is MUCH better.
Only on 2 medications.
New laptop, just got internet last week.
The friends I had stayed with before had so many family issues, that it was best that I absented myself from that environment.
My house was taken by the city for taxes, I expected that. Actually, not having that looming over me has been a relief.
Have changed my diet and my general lifestyle to help my health, and, I am glad to say, my health has improved by leaps and bounds.
Changed my mental outlook as well.
I have chosen to be happy.
More on that some other time, but suffice it to say, I am happy, I am content and I am surrounded by good friends.
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I am still getting used to this new laptop, so bear with me.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weeding

You might notice I am changing my blog a bit.
I'll be weeding out some old posts, changing the format and layout some.
Just a general weeding and freshening up.
If I change something and you don't like the change, let me know!
Or, if there is a change you'd like to see me make, let me know that, too!