Welcome to May, 2018
The year is 1/3 over, we’ve been through (most of U.S.) a hard winter (except my Island) and a wet beginning to Spring. There is either snow, rain or pollen across the land. Still, that doesn’t excuse neglecting our New Years Resolutions, either exercising, trying new eating meal plans, changing/improving something about ourselves. How are those resolutions coming along?
Myself, I’ve been working on my mental health, dealing with my Ex-Husband’s death, trying new Doctors and new meal plans. I’ve come to realize how far my mental health has improved living on San Juan Island, I feel better about myself. Once my mental health started improving, I noticed my posture improved–I was walking taller, chest out, stomach in like we learned in elementary school health class. Since the mental weight had lifted, I measured my height and discovered that I’d returned to my previous 5’9″, up from the 5’7″ that had weighed me down.
My kidney health needed a new Nephrologist and found one, 3 hours away, by ferry and public busses. The travel wasn’t bad, in fact, quite a beautiful area, the pacific northwest is. Seeing San Juan Island and Island Counties is breathtaking. However, my health is such that I do not have the stamina for a 3 hour transit ride, then a 2 hour physician appointment. The GP I had on Island had no bedside manner, finding him quite arrogant and belligerent. So I’m not sure Island living will work out for me in the long term. I need quite a few specialists due to all my health issues and not finding them here.
One of the issues the Doctor addressed was drinking a liter of water per day. After 6 weeks, I’d gained 15 pounds of water weight and decided enough was enough. I stopped and went back to my own liquid intake. I’ve lost 5 pounds and must get back to 160, a healthy weight for me. Due to worsening Rosacea, I’ve had to cut out more foods, mostly mediterranean and mexican. The new meal plan is difficult but not impossible.
Now I need to get back t0 lifting light weights and cardio, an hour per day. Still battling Major Depressive Disorder but I’m confident.