Thursday, October 05, 2006

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains....Oh, My

I have been absent from Blogland and probably will be again until Monday. HB and I are having a yard sale on Saturday and we are very busy getting everything ready for that. He has actually done a lot more block work in the yard....I'll try to post some photos next week. I'm sorry to be such a drag but I simply don't have time to write my blog right now! But I'll be back! OMG, I sound like Governor Arnie!! Seriously, I will post something by Monday for sure.

Plus I've also turned over a new leaf in my eating habits. Even though I was eating vegetarian I was still doing some things that weren't healthy. So as of a couple of days ago, I am no longer drinking coffee or tea unless it's herbal tea. No alcohol. Yes, that includes margaritas!! No more dairy products unless they are fat free, and I doubt I will be eating many of those. No chocolate, no citrus, no tomatoes, nothing carbonated. Do you see a pattern here? I have discovered that all those things bother me. They are all on the list of foods to avoid if you have GERD.

I am not a medicine-taking kind of person. I believe that there are too many drugs being taken and not enough attention being paid to our daily habits and diets. I have been reading this book and it is eye-opening!

My only symptom has been a constant need to clear my throat, and this was especially bad after eating. Since I have cut out the foods I listed above, I have not once had this problem after a meal! That's just in a couple of days.

I am determined to get back to my old eating habits which were fresh fruits and veggies, grains, and lots of water.

I also browsed through this book and found it very interesting. If anyone out there in blogland is interested in improving their health I would recommend reading this book. There are no recipes or anything like that but it does talk about how what we eat is causing all the terrible health problems this country is facing.

I, for one, do not want to die some miserable death that I've caused simply by stuffing the wrong foods into my body. I would rather forego some of those foods and live a longer, healthier life.

Now just so I don't leave you with nothing fun, here's another little quiz thingie.

Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

I guess maybe some of you will think I'm waving my freak flag about my new eating habits!!