Didn’t see the bump in the road

A few months ago I started my journey to healthy eating with the idea of losing these extra pounds that don’t belong here. I made a plan and went ahead – with no sugars, including eliminating cookies and ice cream, doing exercise and with no problem these pounds will be gone. Well, life happens and here I am 10 pounds lighter. That is not even close to my goal. I did mention in the previous post this challenge of  losing the weight was going to take time, but oh boy it feels like forever simply because I am not dieting like before, with crazy diets to lose it all in one month. I used to starve myself to lose weight and then again it all over again. This time I wanted to do it differently.

I’m now 158 lbs. not bad, but it has taken me a few months to lose those 10 pounds. Let me tell you why… I didn’t see the bump in the road. I made a plan and planned to stick to it which I think I’ve been doing ok…. after all, I did lose 10 pounds. You know, life happens, we plan but things don’t always go our way. I’ve suffered from monthly severe sinus infections that required me take excessive amounts of medications. On top of that my sciatic nerve has been acting up and I’ve been in a lot of pain. I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick I don’t always eat my best. Even though I did continue to eat as healthy as possible, not all three meals were there (not really hungry when taking medication). These two things combined haven’t allowed me to exercise and how frustrating has it been.

To help my immune system, reduce the inflammation in my body and prevent sinus infections, I’ve increased the consumption of antioxidants. Antioxidants help our bodies fight infections and can also manage some medical conditions. Some of the antioxidants I’ve added to my diet include: Continue reading “Didn’t see the bump in the road”

Fall….To me the most wonderful time of the year

The smell in the air, the crisp cold air, just chilly enough to wear a nice sweater and just nice enough not to have to put on a thousand layers of clothing; the smell and taste of everything pumpkin; the pumpkin and apple picking; the hayrides, hot chocolate by the fire pit or just cuddling up with the family in front of the fireplace.  Those are just a few of the things I love about autumn.

But what I love the most is the changing of color of the leaves.  What a spectacular sight.  What an amazing array of orange, brown, yellow, purple and red.  To take a drive and just marvel at the splendor of nature, the rows and rows of colorful trees and then it hits you…..even the trees talk to us about life and change.

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