Life Update

Hi all –

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I wanted to share with you some reasons why. The first is I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with work and personal responsibilities the last few weeks that really hasn’t allowed me to work on DIY project or spend the time researching great tips. I feel pretty bad about it, but at the same time, I’ve really been able to focus on a few other things that are a priority as of late – most importantly my health.

As long as I can remember, I’ve dealt with getting super sick if I don’t eat every 2 hours – more than what is normal for the “you should always eat snacks in between meals” camp. I’d become flush, sick to my stomach and every now and then so sick I thought I was going to pass out. I’ve always solved this problem with eating every few hours with healthy snacks including protein shakes, fruit, and light “meals”. A few weeks ago, I had a weird blood sugar issue that hit me where I pretty much felt like that 24/7 for about a week. Anything I did or ate wouldn’t help, and the doctors kept saying my blood sugars were “normal”.

To top it off, during my freshman year of college I contracted mono from my very first game of beer pong which left me with what the doctor referred to as chronic fatigue symptom. Basically, I lost all energy and was exhausted. I went from being an energetic athlete who was also a night owl to someone who barely had any energy all day. It’s been like that for quite a few years, and I’ve just managed my life around it.

Since the blood sugar scare, I’ve been really trying to focus on my health. For the most part, the last 7 months I’ve been eating Paleo. However, it wasn’t until recently that I decided that maybe it was time to try something new. Two of my closest friends are vegan and constantly rave about how it changed them for the better. So I decided why not give it a try for a month. It’s 30 days without meet and cheese and eggs and…. the list continues, but for the most part that was what I thought I’d miss the most. I really only miss ribs & a nice glass of milk every now and then. Anyways, after two weeks I stopped getting sick every few hours and got hungry like a “normal” person about every 4-5 hours. My energy levels were already better – instead of being tired and exhausted 100% of the time, I was exhausted 60% of the time. I know it doesn’t seem like it, but that’s a HUGE win. It’s officially been about a month since I started, I cook every day and really enjoy trying new recipes and I’ve converted both my parents as well. I’m working towards a life long lifestyle change that hopefully might balance some meat and milk every now and then, but for now it is what it is.

So that’s been my life. I’m excited to get back in to blogging and share some recipes I’ve found that I love. Hopefully open up some more time to doing DIY, but in the meantime my focus really needs to be my health and the rest will follow!

Thanks for listening .. or well.. reading!

Nicole

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