Archives for: November 2010
This last few months have been full of change, chaos and challenges. Sometimes I lose track of myself through it all. My 2nd grader (type A+ secretor, teacher genotype) is having tummy and immunity trouble, so I began homeschooling him so I could be in more control of his diet. He has still managed to come down with a lot of colds, flu and gastroenteritis in a little over one month. That along with other challenges has caused me to have some trouble doing things specifically for my own health.
Green Smoothies have been my saving grace some weeks. My favorite has cranberry juice, water or apple juice, lots of kale, chia seeds (liquefy all these ingredients first), then add frozen blueberries and any other frozen fruit, once that is smooth add a banana and blend just a bit until it's blended in and smooth. That keeps me from my newest pitfall of skipping meals... that never was a problem before, I tend to be a stress-eater, not a stress-faster, but either approach has similar results.
Every time I fall, I get back up and start over, and I'll continue to do so. Last week I got to spend some time in Southern California with my family, which was great for my SAD. I've plugged in my happy light as well, but have had trouble forcing myself into the cold outdoors to get real sunshine and exercise.