Thursday, May 5, 2011


So when I went to see my family doctor (for the first time a few weeks ago) she recommended that I take a good multivitamin. In addition my vitamin D was so low she wrote a prescription to bring me back to normal levels in about 3 months! After which I can take regular supplements. She also recommended I take some iron tablets because my iron was low…Geeze…Well, I really was not super pressed to start my vitamin regime until this week until I realized that I was feeling excessively tired and it might have been connected to my vitamin deficiency…And I know that one of the signs of iron deficiency is tiredness. Then I just learnt that vitamin D does also contribute your energy levels. So I knew that since I am on a mission to be healthier I HAVE to ensure that I provide my body with the nutrients it needs. I figured that I might as well add a calcium supplement while I am at it since women are at risk for osteoporosis at a later age.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trying to Live Healthy

So I have not had chance to update my blog for April! I am falling short of my goal to write weekly blogs :). I have so much on my mind and so much I want to say…if I could only figure out a way to pen my thoughts consistently…If you have any suggestions please let me know. I would like to be more disciplined with my blog.

So in my last post I talked about my desire to live a healthier lifestyle. My goal was to start in April. I have had a bit of a setback while at the same time I do acknowledge that I made some progress. My biggest challenge right now is changing my eating habits! So my goal is to ensure that each day I eat two servings of veges and fruits, while minimizing my carbs. Well here is the problem…what had happened was…the first week I was home I did really well…And then my parents (dad and stepmom) came to visit and that week was good as well…BUT they brought some roti (carbs)…and then my husband ordered Indian food for my surprise birthday party later that week…And we had a lot of left overs…So for the following week I didn’t cook…I ate roit, Indian food, and left overs! I mean I can’t let it waste, right!? I did try to incorporate my daily fruits and veges and limit the carbs per day…I was conscious of that. But then my fruits finished and I was/am too lazy to go to the grocery store…And I can feel myself starting to slip back into old habits. I think that is natural though…when things get “rough” we tend to default to the behavior we are more familiar and comfortable with, even if that behavior is not right…This is probably how addicts STRUGGLE to overcome. At this point I feel like I only need to eat fish and veges to pay for my “food sins.”