Wednesday, February 29, 2012
So on a totally different topic lets discuss cleaning. I was reading an artical about how to clean faster and more efficiently. One point that was made was to do all the same thing at once. Example, vacuum all of the carpets and rugs in your house, then dust all of the rooms, etc. I thought I would try this today when I cleaned Mrs. Murls house. Surprisingly it worked. It usually takes me around 3 hours to clean everything. Today I was finished in a little over two hours! (I promise I didn't skimp on anything either) I'm not really sure why it was faster doing it that way but it was. Maybe because there wasn't the break time of moving all the cleaners from one room to another. Whatever the reason I'm sold!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Now I am not going to call this a diet because, to me, a diet is something you get on then eventually get off. Me, if this eating plan works, I have to be on it pretty much forever. I will start out at the beginning. I have stomach issues, for no apparent reason. I went to a Dr. who prescribed some meds. They didn't help. I had to do something else, that didn't work either. I had to get xrays on my stomach, it showed nothing. Blood work all normal. That Dr didn't know what else to do so she wanted me to get a colonoscopy. Thank goodness insurance denied it because that finally got me the appointment with a GI Dr. i have been wanting. I got in to see him yesterday. He was actually on the same page as me and thinks that its not something major that, hopefully, an extreme change of diet will help. Now I am not allergic to anything but there is a possibility that my body just isn't processing certain things in foods. We aren't really sure what they are though, there are just so many possiabilities. So my new "eating lifestyle" will be as follows: no carbonated drinks, no caffeinated drinks, low low protein (only chicken, fish and turkey), Low Low carbs (only good carbs at that, whole wheat, etc.). I will need to try and keep sodium down, and eat as few processed foods as possible. So chicken and salads? I am sure there is a lot I will be able to eat. I can have brown rice as long as the first ingredient reads, whole wheat, same with pasta, and bread. But I have to limit them to once a day. I am researching and finding more things that would be considered "clean" foods. Now I'll be on this diet till March 13th. If things have worked themselves out with my stomach, then I'll be eating like this forever, if not we have a plan B. On the plus size I should be able to loose a few pounds without trying. I am trying to look at all the pluses of this new eating style and not focus on everything I can't have. I sure will miss dr. pepper. I am thinking that after March if this is my new eating plan I will be able to have a slice of pizza every now and then, if it doesn't make me sick!