Monday, March 5, 2012

How funny, it's been a year since I posted.

This year has flown by in some ways. Last year I had a bilateral mastectomy, and it took a LOT of time to recuperate. Struggled with depression, but came out the other side and have been doing pretty well. Time has a way of healing, even when you lose half your family.

Just had my sister Faye's son, Jeff and his wife, Carissa and their 2 year old son Aedan, and Grace, my sister Laurie's daughter, who lives with them, for a nice long visit. Although it always ends too soon. They are perfect guests, and I love them all so much. Aedan is absolutely adorable. He's a Daddy's boy all right, but loves his mama, too. Keith and I enjoyed him so much!

We had a nice family get together here on Saturday and it took me a day to catch up on sleep and ice bags, but I'm ok now. It was totally worth it, we had good times and everyone enjoyed seeing them.

Today I am back on the Belly Fat Cure, and I know I'll feel even better when the sugar's out of my system again. I'm very motivated and have made big changes... like no more artificial sweeteners, other than Stevia, which is plant based. And I rarely use that! I drink a decaf coffee in the a.m., and water all day long.

Belly Fat Cure is based on 2 servings (20 grams or less per serving) of carbs, lean protein, veggies, healthy fats, and 5 grams of sugar per meal. The 2/5 ratio is the magic formula, and I've kept off most of the weight I lost before Christmas, and am now dropping that, slowly but surely. I hate how I feel on sugar! Exhausted and crabby.

I still battle the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue but it's so much better without sugar. I feel optimistic and hope that someday I can be inspirational to someone out there like me, who's struggled with weight all their adult life. (I was a skinny kid, very active, til age 11, when I developed a degenerative bone disease.)

Sorry this sounds so me, me, I, I, health, diet, etc., but right now that's where I'm at. I hope to do better as things get better. My family is supportive, I try to help around the house but it's hard, and in between a load of laundry or dishes, I rest on my awesome bed... an adjustable Tempurpedic bed. Some days I do watercolors for a while. I hope to get good enough to post here someday.

I can't wait til my group starts meeting on Tuesdays at Bonnie's. I miss them all! We torch and talk. I mostly talk, as I can only torch a short time, I know my limitations. But I'm grateful for that time. It would kill me to give it up completely, as glass has been a huge part of my life for 12 years!

Hey, if you read this, please post and let me know what you are up to!

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