Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Anti-Inflammatory . . .

It's been an interesting week, Chez A :-)

I have to tell you that I thought it was going to be a lot harder to avoid sugar and highly processed foods/bread.  Of course it's only been a week, but still - after a thorough cleaning out of the cupboards, and a trip to Whole Foods and the Jewel, things are going pretty well.

The scale is moving (again - it's the first week) and I am engaging in better living through chemistry, but the combination of the anti-inflammatory drug and the absence of sugar, in particular, I think, is really making a difference in how I feel. 

I feel really good, which is a pretty far cry from a week and a half ago. 

That this could make such a difference so quickly, is amazing.  What's even more interesting to me, is that I think that my skin looks better and the bags and circles under my eyes do not seem to me to be as pronounced as they have been.  (Yay!)

It's been challenging to figure out what to eat every morning - oatmeal doesn't really stick with me I've discovered.  I don't want to eat eggs every day, so this morning, I have some pork chops in the oven.  :-D 

I've been relying on Amy's Soups for most lunches - but today, I'm having shrimp sushi  :-)  and tomorrow I'm meeting a friend at a restaurant (which will likely entail a plain burger and whatever the vegetable of the day is).  You have to change it up once in awhile  :-)

Tomorrow I head into week two of this new way of caring for myself.  Yay Me!!!!!
In other news of the day . . . Entrelac 01
I took a class taught by Judy Chan.  It was sponsored by the Windy City Knitting Guild on Sunday.  Entrelac in the Round.  The colors are not true on this photos - those orange bits in the middle are actually a soft coral/pink.  I'm stuck at this point - somehow the next row wouldn't start properly and I kept ending up with the wrong number of stitches, so I stopped and will pick it up again at some point this weekend. 

Thanksgiving is upon us . . . It's that time of year . . . (the quality isn't great, sorry.)



Michelle said...

Yay for feeling better! I have major suitcases under my eyes; maybe I should focus on how much sugar I'm eating.... I know I need to be more consistent about drinking enough water.

This season is always so jam-packed with stuff that I start stressing. 'Course, it doesn't help that I'm concerned about my dad. The folks are driving towards Houston today for a second opinion on his aggressive prostate cancer, and just found out that the cysts on his kidneys have "changed." :-(

A :-) said...

It is a busy season, isn't it? I hope you can build in time for yourself.

I'm sorry to hear that your dad's cancer has been labeled agressive. I hope that the news will be good from Houston.

Linda said...

It seems that in many other parts of the world they don't think it unusual at all to eat leftovers from the evening meal for breakfast or even the same things they have at other meals. I hope you enjoyed your pork chop this morning! I've taken a similar approach and just don't worry about whether what I eat is considered "appropriate" for breakfast anymore.

Since I'm not as into green smoothies for breakfast during these cooler months, I've taken to eating hot veggie soups for breakfast. I've also just had leftovers from the a previous meal, too.

You're doing so well! Keep it up!

A :-) said...

I often eat leftovers for breakfast - I've never been a traditional breafast food eater. The pork chop was really good :-D and thanks for your encouragement!

Fujiyamamama said...

Your hat looks fabulous, the colors are such a great combination.
Congratulations on your anti-inflammatory success!

Kristyn McCain said...

I am so glad to hear you are feeling better.

candy said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. What we eat impacts us far more than we realize sometimes. I was amused about the fuss over Twinkies today. I haven't eaten a Twinkie in maybe 20 years.