Friday, May 18, 2007

Granola Wishes and Vitamin Dreams

I have been thinking a lot about my health lately. Some of it has been inspired by the Coalition of Caffeine Free Ladies out there. Some of it, well most of it, has been inspired by my obsession with my weight. In the almost two years since M and I were married I have gained 20 pounds. I hate even writing that, but it's true. I am technically still within my healthy weight range, but that doesn't make you feel better when you look in the mirror and you just don't like what you see. A lot of the weight came on after I got off of birth control, which makes me suspicious of various hormonal problems I may have. All of it comes together to add to my feeling of being out of control. Every month that goes by I feel as if I have less and less say in what happens inside my own body and with my health, reproductive and otherwise. Does anyone else feel this way?

I exercise, though not as much as I should, and I have not completely given up caffeine. That is all going to change. This weekend shall be known as The Great Purge! My closet, my pantry, and my refrigerator will all fall victim. White rice? You're out!! Foods with high sodium content? Hit the road! Old, out of shape Kate is gone. She has been replaced by new and improved Earth Mother/Yoga Queen/Pure and Simple Kate!

I am going to try to stay strong, so anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome. Strength in numbers always works, I say!

Here is my first healthy life question for everyone:

What is the one food you would never, ever give up (even if it's not healthy)?
I could never give up anything spicy!

If you would like to learn more about Ayurveda, take this quiz. Even if you're not really into this type of thing, it's kind of fun.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Cibele said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I HOPE YOU WISH COME TRUE.. You are such a kind person J. I got tear on my eyes when I read about the mental message you were trying to send it out to the fellow IF couples... I am sending the same one for you! I am very sorry that IF is part of your life, but is not for forever!!!!!!!!!! . I will be a wonderful mother...

I needed some motivation and your post gave me that. I totally let myself go, I also gained 20 pounds and my old confident self is no longer here. I'll try to take up the challenge with you. Because I am tired of feeling out of control .First thing is to go back to the gym , exercise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As for the food I can never give up... rice ! I am Brazilian and we eat rice at least 2 times a day. I'll see if I can cut back to once a day LOL
I'll be back to check on you progress.

Matthew M. F. Miller said...

Just found your blog today - I'm an IF blogger, too, and I really enjoy your site. It's so great to find this community.

Oh, and you now officially have a male reader. Come visit me soon, and drop me a line, too. Thanks for sharing - it really does unite us.

Inconceivable said...

OH yah, someoneelse to keep my foods in check .. i went all organic/no yeast/ caffeine a few months ago - i let myself go over vacation, I did not gain weight but felt miserable- i am purging my systems again this week ..since I am back from vacation .. time to get back on the wagon ...

ultimatejourney said...

I could never give up cake, but I'm going to try to be more healthy too.

Reproductive Jeans said...

Umm I could never give up mexican food. TOO GOOD! Mmm I want some now...
I am joining you on a quest for healthier eating--I started eating better as of monday and have been walking 3 miles a day=)