Friday, April 25, 2008

My decision has been made

I am going to keep this blog up, but my focus will no longer be on food. I am going to eventually revamp this site as well, when I get around to it (ha- maybe next year? hahahha!). I won't have a focus, to tell you the truth. Sometimes it'll be about food, sometimes it won't.

I decided against deleting this blog for the mere fact that it is so easy for you to lose sight of what you love to do. In my case it's writing. Life is busy, but maybe if I can take out one night a week, like on a Friday night, and write about the week's events, maybe it will help me relax a bit. I love writing and lost my desire after my first year of college about ten years ago, but I discovered foodie blogging and started doing this. Then I started working full-time and well...did not put much effort into the blogosphere.

Food is something I am dealing with at the moment, as I recently underwent a couple of biopsies to determine whether I had any cancerous cells in my body and they came back negative (thank god). It has given me a new lease on life and right now I am doing everything I can to become more active and to work on my body and habits. I have been seeing a chiropractor and it turns out I have some subluxations in my spine, so we are working on therapy for that, I'm exercising regularly and have been for almost two months now, and am utilizing the benefits my wonderful company gives me as part of my employment package. I have set a bunch of goals in mind, besides the exercise and body care, I am working on getting myself back on the low-glycemic index kick and eating more lean proteins, whole grains and less bad starches and junk. We are doing okay but it's almost grocery shopping time again, and my list is going to reflect the changes we need to make in our lives (it's not just me- I want this for my family). I am also working on a skin care regimen but recently broke out with some terrible acne...ugh. I hate my skin. Seriously. There was only ONE upside to being on the Yaz last late summer/fall, and that was clear skin. I miss that, but it's certainly not worth the problems I am experiencing now (swelling in my legs, which has been checked by my doctor).

I guess what it boils down to is when I received my results, I realized how damn lucky I was. I feared for the worst and thought they would come back malignant, but I was lucky, and it has opened my eyes to the fact that I need to take better care of myself. Right now my main problem is lack of sleep (I work a VERY early shift that requires getting up at 3:30am every morning. No kidding), and that is something I must become more disciplined about as well. I have decided to (but have not announced it yet) step down as the PTO Secretary for my daughter's school. I just don't have the time, and am looking at taking some medical classes in the fall. We shall see.

Speaking of my job, I have officially been there for 3 months now and everything is going well. I am enjoying it and enjoying a company that treats its employees ethically and cares about its employees. It's a long shot from the previous company I worked for.

With that said, I promise I will blog at least once a week...and I know what you are thinking, yeah right, she promised that before. I promise though, I am making it my goal to blog at least once a week on Fridays or Sundays.

Thanks for the kind comments and emails I have received- you all are the reason I am working on this blog and realizing that I cannot just push my passion aside because I am too busy. We must MAKE time, right?

Til next week!

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4 Comments:

At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Ben said...

Hey Jennifer: Glad to see you back in action!
Ben

 
At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Kristen said...

Yay! This is great news! And, the no-cancer is even better news.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Sue said...

Wow that's great news about your test results. I'm sure everything else pales in comparison.

Yay! Keep writing. It's good for the soul and we'll keep reading...

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger sher said...

I;m so glad to hear about the test results. And I look forward to seeing how your blog will evolve. We need to let our creativity lead us where it wants to go. :):) Hugs.

 

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