Wellness Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Can you believe there are only three months left in the year? Time is really going by fast!

Today is a health update. You see, a person can do everything right and still have problems. I had a small stroke sometime within the past week. I woke up with these issues, but thought it was related to the food allergy I had previously.

I am okay now, but I am still left with the damage that was done. Now I have to wait for my brain to rewire. Most of the problem I have now is balance. And my vision has been affected. They both seem to play off one another. Once again, it seems to have affected my right side. And my language has also been affected. I find myself saying things that I don’t say. For instance, I told my doctor I was gooder. I NEVER talk that way! But it came out anyway.

A funny sidenote was, when I went to my doctor, I had my shirt on backwards and didn’t even notice! And nobody told me! They didn’t notice either until I pointed it out. Guess that goes to show how observant people really are. Lol!

My point in all this is to say that sometimes things happen regardless of how many steps I take or how clean my diet is. This is number 5 for me and there is no reason for it. My blood sugar has been well under control despite the diabetes, and I have never had high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In fact, it has been so low at times it can barely be heard. I had one nurse tell me I was dead! Lol!

I guess I am an anomaly. But really, aren’t we all? At least I know what it is and what to expect. And I know that the best way to handle it is keep doing what I have been. Had I not chosen this way of life, this could have been far worse.

How is your health holding up?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I almost forgot! I’ve been busy and also sick…not covid. I actually had an allergic reaction to a protein shake that I thought was vegan but wasn’t. It’s like I have actually been poisoned when this happens. It takes about 3 to 4 days for my system to clear out. So it happens, folks. The allergy is real.

But I wanted to post my meals…or at least 2 of them.

My lunch was a classic go-to. A veggie sub from Subway. Simple, and I didn’t have to cook.

Dinner was a burrito bowl. I almost forgot to take picture! This is my last couple of bites. It consisted of shredded cabbage, Cuban style black beans, rice, and corn with a touch of Frank’s Red Hot on it. It looked prettier before I mixed it all up. It sure was good. And I really needed some healthy food after all my body has been through this week.

How are you keeping healthy these days?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Just because a person is suffering with a migraine doesn’t mean that person has to go off plan.

Hubby bought me this delicious dinner from Whole Foods. Marinated zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers and yellow squash, ginger beets, and basmati rice with vegan chana masala. Yum!

On a totally unrelated subject, yet very fitting to wellness, I have a friend whose granddaughter was diagnosed with stage 4 hodgkins lymphoma about 9 months ago, and given little hope. As of today she is in total remission! That 10 year old girl is one strong cookie! Needless to say, we are celebrating her ringing that bell! Go Reagan!

What do you have to celebrate today?

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Wellness Wednesday, September 1, 2021

It’s time to get back to my roots. I started this blog to try to bring a little sunshine into the lives of my readers, to give back a little of what has given me hope over the past 30 plus years since the death of my younger son.

My mental health has suffered a lot, especially since the death of my older son 4 years later compounding my depression and feelings of hopelessness.

Wellness Wednesday began as a means to show that eating plants can really improve one’s health, both physically and mentally. That was a great start.

I am going to try to post more often, about my faith, my food, and fun things I do to help me keep my balance, and perhaps continue to offer a pocketful of joy. I haven’t figured out a schedule yet, but stay tuned. More to come!

How do you keep a balance for a healthy life?

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