Thursday, January 5, 2012

Health. It's Time.

To all the 2300 and some guests that I've had stop by my page, I say a big mahalo!  I have so enjoyed blogging this past year and sharing my baked goods with you.

I have been one who has done my best to be as healthy as I knew how as far as my diabetes went.  But as I have spent the past 19 years focused on insulin, prescription changes and just trying to 'survive' I have missed out on many other things.  

Lack of energy, allergy problems, gastroparises, acid reflex, high cholesterol, migraine auras.  These are just a few of the things that I have had to learn to live with over the years on top of being insulin dependent. For the most part I just existed. Getting through another day without having some physical issue put me flat on my back yet again was my goal.

About a month and a half ago I made a decision. 
A decision that I would take control of my health and no longer just wait for the next side effect to come.

I hired a personal trainer and started exercising daily.  I have added vegetables, fruits and beans to my daily food intake and removed much of the processed, enriched and refined foods that were once a part of every meal.  Even though I was eating low-fat and watching calories, I still wasn't getting anywhere with how I felt inside.
Since I have started making these life changes I feel like a different person!  I had no idea that some 'health' foods could be so bad for you and make you feel like crap! Seriously! 

I am on this journey to learn how to improve my life through the foods I allow into my body, and exercise.  I am loving it!

So for now, until I progress further and get a better understanding of different ways to bake healthy for me and my family, I will be putting this blog on hold.  I need to focus on me.  Finally!

Again, thank you so much for your stoping by and comments.  You are the reason I have enjoyed doing this blog.

I'll meet up with you again when I am a healthier, stronger, happier me!

Starla

4 comments:

  1. Good luck Starla, Kate and I are also, both, on a journey of healthier eating. Here's to a new year of living and learning!

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  2. Aloha Karen. :-) I am excited you are doing this too! Have fun! (((hugs)))

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  3. Good for you! I have been putting off switching back to vegan from vegetarian. This post has reminded me of how much food really does affect how you feel. I think this gave me the little push I needed. Thanks!

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  4. Kate, it is a challenge for sure, but I am really enjoying the new things I am learning about this new way of eating. have fun girl!

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