First things first! I want to write about this time change which I thought I was handling really well even though I do tend to get insomnia. Unfortunately I am so out of my mind tired right now that I can barely fake … ANYTHING!!!! Please let this be the start of a cold and not the start of insomnia!!!! Update: The sugar thing is going pretty well. Some backsliding but generally doing well. The piriforma muscle issue is better and I made a lot of progress at first but I’m stuck. I have increased my flexibility to the point that I can now cross my legs (Whoo Hoo!) but I can’t seem to get the last 30% of this problem fixed. Pinky has resorted to having needles stuck in her butt and electricity added to that. I think I will just keep doing what I have been doing and let her find the ultimate cure. I’m not in a big hurry to sit on a tennis ball or hook myself up electro-shock of the arse just yet.
Hi All! Remember me! I used to write silly stuff semi-regularly about my life on this blog. What happened? I had a rough fall and I guess I just don’t want to write when I am down. I had a big run-in with sugar and it had me in a head-lock for a long time. It seemed like I could only shake it off for a few days and then it would come back and stomp me down even harder.
I was reading Huffington Post today online ‘cause it’s free and has about half the news I am usually looking for. They have an article that says that broccoli tea can prevent damage from environmental pollution. It is particularly good at cleaning benzene out of your body. The journal, Cancer Prevention Research, reports a study from China where half of 291 participants that were exposed on a regular basis to air pollution were given broccoli tea. Analysis of their urine showed that unlike the placebo group they flushed significant quantities of benzene and acrolein. Crotonaldehyde was also tested for and the broccoli tea had no flushing effect on that compound.
Hey! There was an interesting article in Huffington Post yesterday and here are the important parts of the story. According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which looked at “powerhouse” fruits and vegetables that reduced the risk of chronic disease, kale was ranked #15 and cauliflower was #24. Each fruit and vegetable was ranked based on foods that provided, on average, more than 10 per cent of 17 key nutrients per 100 calories. Researchers looked at levels of potassium, fibre, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K. In total, 47 foods were ranked, with 41 making the list. Raspberry, tangerine, cranberry, garlic, onion, and blueberry didn’t make the cut.
Well, I’m several weeks into my new routine. I still haven’t seen much happiness from the scale, but I am using a different scale so that could be a factor. I look a little different so something is going on as a result of the extra exercise. With 2 hours of swimming 5 days a week I have gotten kind of dried out and itchy and my hair is going all tumble weed on me. I do feel better as my joints are happier with all the water work. I guess I need to stop whining about the scale and realize what a big deal it is to feel better! The whining has resulted in me realizing how messed up my relationship with food is. I have been extra anxious about eating right since what I have been eating wasn’t resulting in weight loss. Well guess what happens when I am all anxious about food?
So I may have mentioned that I let some gal measure me at the gym and she is going to do it again in 6 weeks so I am trying to smarten up and fly right now. Today I decided to try the Booster Juice “Spinach Is In It” smoothie ‘cause I am looking for things I can pick up to eat when I am in a bind and have nothing at the office. This is a prime time for me to binge on chocolate. I bought the 710ml size because I do that. I always order more than I can handle. Hey, I am only trying to deal with one of my issues at any moment. I’m eating some vegetables and my mom is nowhere near me waving a fork in my face! It’s a miracle!
So I’m eating chocolate. Why? Duh it’s there and it’s yummy! Well Ok here is the thing. I got rained on on the way to work and my hair has frizzed out. You may recall Rosanna Rosanna-Danna! I am cold and I left my jacket at home and the jacket hanging in my office doesn’t go with this outfit and it’s gloomy out and … So I picked up some milk chocolate with hazelnuts. Not a “snack-size”, “family-size”. You know I restarted my healthy lifestyle yesterday. I let the gal at the gym measure me and everything. She was kind enough not to yell out any of the numbers.
This Fat Chick has trouble with the self-control particularly when it comes to junk food. I am very self-indulgent and I reward myself with sweets or crunchy salty food for every conceivable boo boo, emotional slight or even a win! I don’t have one bite ever. If I have one I have it all and then get some more. So I have to ensure I don’t take that first bite.That wait 5 minutes or 15 minutes or whatever thing doesn’t work for me either. After 15 minutes of waiting to see if I really want that chocolate I will be like a rabid dog and the binge that results isn’t pretty.