I have become a tea drinker, out of necessity. I have grown too used to having something hot to drink, and it is with sadness that I pass the coffee by for my new Honey Green Tea instead. But, if no coffee means a healthier, manageable life, then I’m ready to give it up as the need calls.
As I’ve spent some time looking into what I can and cannot have with my condition, I’m realizing it’s going to be rather a drastic lifestyle change for me. But I’m also hoping this will be an answer to my weight loss problem as well. In the last three weeks specifically, I’ve noticed a major change in my appetite–when eating (or not, as the case varies) means I’m going to feel a lot worse, I find that I’m just not interested. I’ve also been nauseated quite a lot lately, so that comes into play as well; already seven pounds lighter than I was a week and a half ago. I’ve been challenged to get back to some sort of workout routine; since Friday I’ve faithfully walked for 30-60 minutes a day, and I feel much better already. I know that’s not much, even comparing to some of the more intense workouts I’ve done in the past….but the last couple weeks had gotten really bad, as far as pain went, it was a challenge to do any sort of activity.
My back injury from the fall of ’09 also seems to be partly to blame. I have a list of stretches to work it up, and even went in to the clinic last week, where my doctor (dad) popped it or something in a couple different places.
So, armed with my book of stretches, a list of food do’s and don’ts, an increasing workout regime, and my green tea, I’m looking a little more optimistically towards the future.