Well today is Halloween! I remember as a child how excited I’d be for tonight – trick or treating around my neighborhood. I think before I left for school in the morning I’d have my costume ready to go for the night’s festivities.
Now I was probably the weird kid. When I would get back after going house to house collecting my candy, I’d dump everything on the table for the parental inspection of course. Had to make sure the candy was safe. But honestly, I didn’t really get into the candy. Of course I’d eat some but for me it was all about being out at night, dressed up and going door to door. Most of my candy surprisingly “disappeared” within a day or two of Halloween but I didn’t care me.
Now, as adults, we avoid the sugar (most of the time). As you already now, I have this crazy condition that limits my food choices already. But for my husband it’s another story. He has Type 2 Diabetes and right now it’s affecting his eyes. So much so that he has to get a special shot into one of his eyes about every four weeks in the hopes of saving his vision and the optic nerve. It’s amazing what you will do when you are faced with a health issue even though you might crave something.
Both of us have discussed that we want to step up the level of our self-care. As I told you a while ago, I’ve been having more symptoms and issues with my condition this year and he has too with his Diabetes. And this is even with us being careful with are food and exercise or so we thought. Now we are researching how to take our self-care and health to the next level so we can be our best.
It’s going to entail more exercise, meditation/relaxation, and of course trying new dietary changes. I’m actually looking forward to testing new recipes (with some modifications for me). This will help me with some research for my next novel series where one of the main characters is a personal chef. You never know – a cookbook might come out of this! LOL! The possibility is there.
I’ll be sharing more of our self care journey as we progress but in the mean time, I hope that you will take some time, before we head into Thanksgiving and Christmas, to make sure you have a plan for you. Time for yourself to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Also put a strategy in place on how to handle those times when holiday goodies are so close by and it’s hard not to dive in. Is a treat every now and then acceptable? You bet but sometimes (I know it’s this way for me) it’s hard to stop at just a bite or two. But when you (I) remember that taking care of ourselves is the priority, it’s easier to pass on the food and enjoy being in the moment, having fun during the holidays instead.