New Year, New Me??

It has felt like forever since I have posted anything on here (again) but I was just wanting to give a bit of an update as to some changes that I am planning to undertake for 2018.

And yes, I know it is already halfway through the third month of the year. Sue me. I take ages to figure out most things! Don’t even get me started on trying to blog on a more regular basis…

So, in case you don’t know me personally, I have gone through a sh*t done of health problems in the last decade roughly, and while somethings have subsided, for now, they will always be a part of me no matter how hard I try.

I’ll summarise: back in my last year of high school (2006) I got really sick, had been in and out of hospital due to a few abscesses, as well as sore joints and what I call my “witches claws” or funky fingers. It was so bad that for almost two years I could not use my dominant arm properly. I still occasionally get abscesses, but none as bad as those first three and now I know what seems to bring them on – stress – so that is one thing I try not to get worked up with these days. My joints were so bad at the start, I could not bend my knees properly and when I sat down with friends on the ground, I had to ask them to help me get up. I was 17, but felt at times like I was about 90!! Not so bad now, I mean I make noises – creaking, clicking, etc. – but I can get down and up from a seated position on the floor.

There is an upside to all this blathering on. What I am hoping to start this year is to try and better myself with my health and wellbeing by actually trying something where I am in control of it all. My diet.

I love cooking, have been since I was about 14 and just enjoy cooking when I can just dive right into a meal or two. I found this one meal plan/diet online recently and I am going to try and slowly integrate it into my repertoire for not just me, but my family one day as well.

I know it will be a hard one, as I have so many vices that I will have to get rid of, but one thing at a time and besides I keep saying to people “everything in moderation”. Enjoy those fatty, greasy, sugary foods when you feel an urge, but that’s all. It is your body telling you what it wants, so go with it. If you want something salty, eat something salty.

I am no nutritionist by ANY standard so I could be saying this completely wrong, but not everything is good for you, same as not everything is bad for you either. It is just about finding balance, moderation and keeping fit as best as you feel you can and/or want to. At the end of the day, it is you who can change what you do with yourself.

Next post I will go into a bit more detail of my health plan, and will hopefully have experimented with some foods by then as well. Until then, Peace out everyone.

~D

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Weird… Am I a little Psychic?

You ever think of something that would be a laugh if it ACTUALLY happened, and then not long after that, it kind of does? Like you just projected into the ether of the Universe and it comes back to you?

Well, I’m pretty sure I just experienced that today when I had finished work and made a quick trip into town. Let me lay it out.

My thought was that of someone I knew from Auckland to randomly (and I do mean RANDOMLY) be down in Gisborne, knows where I’m working and just comes and says “Hey, what’s up?” or whatever. I literally thought this just a few days ago. Wednesday, I think.

Anywho, I didn’t think much more of it, until I was in town at the local book store – I was checking to see if one of the books I ordered was in, and it was! Anyway, while I was at the counter, I happened to turn around and I had to do a double-take. Someone I went to Uni with, and whose daughter I went to High school with WAS IN THE SHOP!

At first I thought, “Nah! Must just be a look-a-like” or something. So, just to see either way, I said “Why Hello.” (or something to that effect) she looked up and lo-behold it was who I thought it was. We spoke for a bit – about when I moved down, why she was in town, my previous work, etc. And it was so lovely just to see someone I knew prior to moving to Gisborne.

It wasn’t till I was driving home that I thought that maybe, just MAYBE, I had somehow influenced that happening somehow. Could I have sent it out and it came back to me this way? Am I in some way a wee bit PSYCHIC? I doubt it, but a book I am currently reading says that some people may have a bit of a sixth sense, can talk to or even see spirits, so who knows.

On another quick note, I sometimes have had some dreams years ago and then somehow… they happen to me EXACTLY as they did in the dream years before. And when that has happened, I feel like I’m experiencing deja-vu. It’s weird. I even momentarily stop and back-track on what the hell just went down…

But anyway, it sort of made my day seeing someone I had not actually seen in almost a year. I was smiling all the way home after that, and still am as I finish writing this up.

Until next time.

x D