Saturday, April 18, 2009

Eating Healthier

I was in this cardiovascular program with my job, and was trying to eat better. I decided drinking soda was probably something I needed to give up. Also I decided I needed to stop eating things with aspartame. There is so much evidence that it can cause problems. I actually went almost 3 weeks without soda and caffeine. Definitely a record for me. I actually felt better. I was kind of suprised. Giving up soda wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I have decided to stay away from aspartame as much as possible and to only drink soda once in awhile. I don't even miss it. Which was a complete shock to me. I figured it would be the hardest thing to do but it really wasn't.
I have cut down on the amount of caffeine I was consuming and have only had soda twice since after the 3 weeks without it. At first I quite drinking the normal diet coke and went the the stuff with Splenda in it. I felt better just switching but I realized i wasn't drinking enough water because I was just drinking Diet Coke with Splenda. This is when I decided to give up soda altogether.
I am only drinking coffee once in awhile. Only if it is a day off and only if I really want a coffee. Which isn't that often. Well it isn't as often as it use to be. lol.
I stopped buying the yogurt with Aspartame in it, and I am only getting the stuff without. I think it tastes better. The only reason I was getting the other yogurt was because it was fat free. I may be eating more fat but I am eating less chemicals.
I actually lost a couple pounds since giving up soda. Now if I could just lose 10 and be back to the weight I was before the steroids over the last year. Anyway I will start writing more now that I feel like it again. Later....

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Been Awhile

I know I haven't written in awhile. I really just didn't feel like it. No other excuse. Lot's of things have been happening but I really wasn't in the mood to type. I am going to put up a short blog today and maybe I will write more tomorrow. I have to go to my 11th Tysabri infusion today so fun will be had by all. I need to start getting ready.

My husband, father, brother and friends, Jenseena, Whit and Josh did the MS walk this last weekend. Together the team raised over $3000 dollars. Not bad. My Father and Brother were here for the weekend, had lots of fun with them. They got here Friday afternoon. I am in a genetics study for MS so the doctors wanted my brother's blood and my father's blood. They got off the plane and then had to give blood at the clinic. Not the best way to start a vacation but they are helping me out. Saturday was the MS Walk. The walk finished around noon. We went to lunch and they home to rest. Went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, and then to the Jazz game. Sunday went to brunch for Easter and then drove around Salt Lake to show my Dad and brother around the city. They were leaving early in the morning so we just hung out at home the rest of the day. Well I am going to be late if I don't start getting ready.