Sometimes I do Bad Things.

When I first introduced this blog I said that one of the things that I wanted to write about was ‘where I want to live in my body, health, and nutrition.’  To this point there hasn’t been a peep about it here.  I’ve been avoiding it and feel like it’s time to bring it up.  A little over a year ago I had my blood sugar tested, A1c Test.  The results came back that my blood sugar levels were above normal, aka pre-diabetic.  This was not good news, especially since there is  a genetic history of diabetes on my maternal side of the family.  I got really freaked out and felt like I would die if I ate bread, or had sugar, or rice, or potatoes.  I became so disciplined in what I was eating; I cut out sugar, caffeine, meat, alcohol, and wheat.  I met with a nutritionist, joined the local Y.  I lost weight, I felt great.  I went back for a second test, and my A1c numbers were lower and I weighed less.  Yay me!!!  So I decided to relax a little … and it was a slippery slope from there.  Now I feel like I’m starting over again.  This picture is from this past week when I bought a pint of ice cream and ate it.  In one sitting.  Whew!  Right now it feels like a battle between good and evil.  I am looking to get balance.  Watch for both highs and lows.  I bet you can guess which this is?!  xo

My Mailbox to Your’s

hey there! nice to see you! i am bad at keeping in touch with people, and doing things like calling them and inviting them to do stuff.  of course i then find myself feeling kind of lonely, so this summer i decided to reach out to people.  i am a secret postcard hoarder and one of my favorite things to do is to browse for postcards or cards at bookstores, card shops, or museum stores.  so i thought sending cards would be a perfect marriage between my love of cards and my idea to reach out to people in a fun creative way.  who doesn’t love getting something other than bills or junk in the mail?!  i mean real mail with a cool stamp and handwriting.  it has been really fun to pick them out each week.  i try to keep the person in mind with the image i pick.  i started sending only 1 per week, but then added more each week.   the pictures happened after about the second week.  so far it’s been a great success!  my friends and family have enjoyed receiving them and it’s often ended up that we then make plans to get together or at least exchange email.  watch for pictures from later weeks! xo