I am 6 days into my low carb high protein diet….lifestyle change. Its the longest I’ve ever stuck to an actual diet in my life and I’m actually loving it.
I’m on a mission to improve my health, live longer, be stronger, without chronic pain, improve fitness, feel better, have more energy, flexibility and above all love myself. This is for a lifetime not a quick fix.
Today is the first time in years I’ve had the energy after work to drop into the supermarket. On top of that I’ve walked Murray, cooked tea, done a load of washing and made my meals for tomorrow plus tidied the kitchen. That much seriously has not been done on a workday for … since I can’t remember.
Its got to be the food. Healthy, leafy greens, loads of low carb veg, eggs, meat, fish and the occasional fruit and almonds.
This morning I had a cucumber, baby spinach and coconut milk shake for breakfast. Trust me the thought of it made me want to ralph but the first taste was ok, then the thought of the benefits and long term outcomes, far out weighed the taste….which was kinda enjoyable.
I started this on a long weekend when I would normally visit the Pt Elliott bakery, wine and cheese every 3pm and pizza for dinners. I made it through, didn’t say no to the wine but resisted even crackers, subsituting then for crispy apple and cheese. I figured if I could do it there I could do it anywhere.
I’m not weighing myself, instead letting my wellness rule my endeavour, and if I lose weight it will take care of itself.
Infuser port out Thursday. Another real chapter in this journey coming to an end.
Happy days xx
Published by Debra Mesecke
I was 21 and I was planning a wedding, buying a house and had a job interview for the job of my dreams on my 22nd birthday. You see I was being made redundant and had to find a new job by August. Especially with the new mortgage now. It was April. I worked for CML and my new job was a done deal. All I needed was a medical. And with that, just like that....my life was turned upside down and I was diagnosed with CML, ha ha, I know the irony. My hematologist had a laugh at that too. I had Chronic Myeloid Leukeamia, which was normally reserved for 70 year old men. Quite rare for a young adult to get, so how would they treat it? I underwent two separate trials until finally it was decided my best chance of survival (all be it only 50% chance), would be a MUD BMT (matched unrelated bone marrow transplant), now known as VUD Allograt (volunteer unrelated donor). I was told 21 years ago the chance of finding a match was 1 in 20,000 (and that is everyone was on the bone marrow donor registry). Scary odds. So being the risk taker I am I said "go for it". They found a match and that was my first miracle in this journey. The second miracle was, it worked - new blood type, two different DNA profiles and the miracle of medicine was reborn inside me. The third miracle is my son.
25 years on, I now face a new challenge. Breast Cancer. Certainly not the first person to have cancer, to have invasive ductile cancer, hormone receptive and HER2 +, or to even have a dual diagnosis. But this is not another Webiste about a cancer survivor, this is just my excuse to finally publicly write. Along the way I am hoping I can share some insights I have learnt over the years and at the same time, give you a good belly laugh.
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