Fighting RA

Well done Universe!

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I feel a bit like an explorer. I am on a journey but in my case, it is a voyage without return. There is no safe harbor. I have to find a new place to live. That’s the way I look at it. Why not make it an adventure.

I am on a mission to lose weight. I am on a quest to find a way to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis without medications -and that’s not optional, rather the contrary. It is a must, due to the lack of health insurance and a rather thin wallet these days. Perhaps a good thing, because I don’t want to take heavy prescription medications for the rest of my life.

My success will depend a lot on my attitude I suppose.

I am making progress. My morning stiffness is better, my overall pain is not as intense as it has been and I move easier. I haven’t eaten Gluten and Dairy in over 10 days. Have banned alcohol and sugar and processed foods and the pain that had I felt while giving it up, was way higher than the pain in my joints. Good grief is it hard to break old habits. Goodness is it easy to find excuses to break my new rules. 

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I am listening to my body and I start to understand the signals. If I eat wrong, I can feel it almost instantly. I am in control and I am not liking it. How dare you, Universe. Giving the fat lady a disease that she can command with food. The humor is not lost on me. Well, done Universe! Nothing has ever challenged me more.

Healthy eating, how boring is that? Or perhaps it is not at all if I try new things. Make it fun and not a chore, and so I went out and searched for new salad recipes because I like salad.

Come to find out that my versions of a SALADS were not just calorie bombs, but also rather unhealthy. Lettuce, onions, and tomato, with fried chicken and bacon bits, all sprinkled with 1/2 pound shredded cheese and drowned in a gallon of heavy blue cheese dressing. Come to find out this is not healthy -neither is it lightweight.

I am on a mission to find new, healthy delicious salad creations, which I will share here now and then.

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