Thursday, January 27, 2011
Happy New Year & All that jazz...
So I'm a bit late in wishing you all a Happy New Year - better late than never though, right?
I'm sorry I've been scarce.
I've been busy trying to change my life.
Most of you follow me on Twitter so you know that I've taken a plunge into the wonderful world of yoga, and have been going to a prenatal class at a studio on Tuesday nights, but also have been doing my own practice at home.
WHAT AN AMAZING DIFFERENCE SO FAR!
And it's only been 3 weeks.
The other major change I'm making is my diet.
Since beginning yoga again my body has been telling me to detox, but I have been having a really hard time meshing my more natural food desires with D's fast food fetish. Last night we ate seperate meals, and I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would. Still have to do some work on this aspect of things though.
What spiked this sudden return to the blogosphere was my appointment at a Fibromyalgia and Cannibology specialist yesterday. First of all, he claims that my biggest issue is a sleep disorder, and not fibro. Weird right? So now my GP is setting up a sleep study for me (which I'm totally nervous for 'cuz I hate sleeping away from home)...
He gave me homework too - in the form of reading and writing. If anyone is interested in reading his books, I can give you his website address, just leave me a comment below. I don't want to publicly advertise his name on my blog. The homework is really interesting so far, and actually is in part the reason for my return to blogging. Last night I spent an hour after yoga filling in the first few pages of a workbook he gave me called "The Magic Pen; Creative Writing for Self Discovery". I have to admit, I'm hooked, not only to this doctor's unique and more holistic method, but also to his energy and encouragement that I CAN change my life.
Last but not least, I have to lose weight. He claims this will be the easiest part, if I don't cheat. He claims I can lose 100 lbs. in one year. The diet he's proposing is a bit extreme so I may alter it slightly. He says I should eat 2 small meals a day, one at 10:30, one at 4:30/5pm. And only veggies, chicken, fish and a TINY bit of carbs. And that's IT. No fruit for a year. No snacking in between meals - PERIOD. I think I'll have to have some healthy snacks set up for throughout the day - I can't fathom going without some munchies for a whole day!
The cannibology part of his practice is fascinating to me (for obvious reasons, if you #knowyourNaVe!) He says I will qualify no problem for a medical MJ card, so that will be in the works soon as well. Not going to go into too much depth here, for obvious reasons, but basically I'll just say - this is the beginning of the rest of my life!
And you will be around to witness it! I swear, I couldn't do it without my constant venting system, AKA Twitter. KUDOS to all my lovely tweeties. You all are my support system and saving grace! Love you!
*in case you are wondering, the picture above is me, about 5 years ago (pre-fibromyalgia), doing camel pose. Just a bit of inspiration for anyone thinking that fat girls can't do yoga - I was thinner then but as you can see, still far from a twig. Yoga is great for anyone!*