I survived my second eye surgery. It was far less traumatic than the first one. Whew! The only downside is that I have horrible double vision now. It’s damn near impossible to accomplish anything. Honestly, I really can’t even see what I’m typing. It’s all doubled and blurry, so please forgive any spelling errors. I quite literally couldn’t see them.
Since I can’t sit around watching the price is right, I started listening to documentaries on Netflix. I saw one called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Thought it looked interesting and went for it. It was really life changing for me. Especially considering I had just had part of my eye sockets surgically removed because of an auto immune disease.
I’ve been watching basically every documentary that Netflix has suggested since Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I really enjoyed Food Matters and Hungry for a Change and Forks Over Knives. They really struck a chord with me.
I’ve been following a macronutrient diet all year. (It’s a diet where you balance your carbs, proteins and fats) Been spinning my wheels that whole time too. I’ve been a slave to nutrition facts. Adjusting my workout routine adding more strength training and running. At one point I was working out two hours a day and eating 1200 calories. I tried upping my caloric intake as well when I couldn’t lose weight at the lower end. I had done everything I could. I had been living this way for months. The doctor swore the prednisone should have been out of my system , but I just couldn’t lose any weight. Not that it was a complete waste of time. I’m incredibly heart healthy right now.
Anyway, my year would make for a very long story. Fast forward…………………….
I decided I was going to do a juice cleanse. Mike, being the wonderful and loving boyfriend that he is bought me a really nice Breville Juice Fountain Elite. Been trying new recipes. Been working on removing meat from my diet. Been working on removing processed foods. Doing pretty well on both counts. I haven’t gone completely juice yet. But I’m almost totally meat free. Even when Mike cooks a steak, I’ll only eat a couple of bites. And I’m totally off protein bars and shakes. Thank God for that, because those dumb things never tasted good anyway. I’ve stopped looking at nutrition facts. I only look at ingredients. The fewer the better.
I had two specialists and a nurse tell me that they basically didn’t know squat about nutrition. That just boggles my mind. That why I’m starting to learn not to believe everything that I’m told by medical professionals. So I’m opting to take on a micronutrient diet and screw all that carb counting.
I’m already feeling much better. I don’t know if I can cure myself. I think I can. I hope I can. I’m trying to enjoy my life and forget about the rat race. I made a really good veggie stock the other day. If I can get my stupid pictures to load then I’ll post it. And maybe if my eyeballs decide to work in unison again then I can get some much needed crafting in.