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Easter just crept up on me. Yes, I’ve been seeing baskets and bunnies and chocolate eggs in the stores for weeks now….but it just didn’t dawn on me until today. And the marvelous realization I came to was that seeing those things didn’t make me crave my old Easter favorites. I used to be mad for malted milk robin’s eggs and jelly beans. I couldn’t keep my hands off of them if they were around. This year I haven’t given them a thought. I had to actually think to remember what it was I wasn’t supposed to be eating that I loved. Hurray! Now I have to hope daughter and hubby don’t bring any home…..the thought has been planted.
Healthwise, I have been suffering a bit from a bronchial inflammation. I’m afraid I let it go on a bit too long before seeing someone. It actually started in January with a slight virus that turned into a bad cough. It would subside some, but every time I would get on an airplane, it would come back with a vengeance. I have flown once a month this winter. It finally got to hubby, and he insisted I see someone. He was thinking a respiratory specialist…..but I went to my naturopath. She loaded me up with lobelia and enzymes and instructions for castor oil packs. Wouldn’t you know, I came down with a head cold the very next day. Not very conducive for lung healing. Saw the acupuncturist the next day. He was having trouble getting through the head cold energies to hit the chronic bronchial stuff. But he did okay. By Friday my energy was good. I’m trying to think the cough is getting better. I bought a humidifier today to help keep the lungs moist at night. He emphasized keeping the lungs moist.
My first thoughts on this prolonged ‘illness’ is ‘why did this happen to me when I follow the BTD?’ I lasted many years on the diet without being sickly until now. Is it because I’m older? Do I need to tweak my compliance? I surely am not 100%. My grain portions are a little over the recommended. There are maybe three avoids that I have chosen to consume. I think coffee is the only thing I drink regularly that I shouldn’t. Wheat sneaks in occasionally, but is definitely a once in awhile thing. And on the rare occasion that an oyster will present itself, I’m all over it.
Anyway, I will not beat myself up about this. I’ll take my medicines, drink lemon water and do what I can to keep my lungs moist. Our chorus is going to regional competition next weekend. I’ve got to be able to sing!
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