Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Diet and nutrition "experts" are all full of shit. Half of them say certain foods are just what you need to be healthy, while the other half say those same foods will kill you. I am so sick and tired of reading about this hot food item that will burn fat and build muscle, or that other food that will probably give you nose warts and double your weight overnight. The really irritating thing is that supposedly good and bad foods will switch places every week or more.
It's all crap. These so-called experts fall into two camps; the super-duper body sculpted winners of the genetic pool who could live off of Doritos and Mountain Dew and still look amazing...and fat slobs that gladly take money off of people desperately trying to understand just what the hell to eat to be healthy. Neither care. It's all bullshit, all of it.
What I'm doing is simple and basic. See...I have a theory that we really do instinctively know what is good for us and what is bad. I think the problem has come with us not listening to our bodies any more. So that's what I'm doing. Listening. Hearing my mother's voice in telling me what is good and what is junk. Mom knows. She always knows. Eat your veggies. Only one cookie or you'll spoil your dinner. Clean your plate because there are poor children in China that would love to have your scraps.
Not sure what the last piece of advice has to do with anything....but the voices of my parents that I hear in my head are a package deal and I can't filter out the weirder stuff.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I've got the drugs. Lots of them. Drugs to lower my blood sugar. Drugs if it gets too low. Drugs for my heart, my blood pressure, my cholesterol. Drugs to thin my blood and sooth my tummy. A special itty bitty drug to take if I ever get that frightening tightness in my chest again.
None of them give me a buzz. They cost a lot of money and some of the side effects are bothersome. However; I guess one side effect of not taking them is dying...which kind of sucks, so I take them. Several times a day. I was the type of person that didn't do pills. Never even liked taking an aspirin.
Those days are gone forever.
Monday, February 03, 2014
I am healthier than I was last October though. I've been eating properly and have gotten into the habit of exercising daily. Still have diabetes...which sucks...but I suppose that if it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have near the motivation to take better care of my body. A Pyrrhic trade off maybe. Who knows? Anyway, the photo above signals the beginning of a 12-week Body for Life Challenge. I finally mustered the courage to download the photos. I've kept the really revealing ones to myself for right now, but it's not as horrible as it has been in the past. Since my heart attack, I've lost about 15 lbs and have kept it off.
AND I AM STILL COMPLETELY NICOTINE FREE!
All in all...starting off this year better than many others.