Ok folks, I am trying my hand at this game one more time. If you know me personally you will know that I suffer from serious health issues. As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month I thought that instead of simply wearing pink that I should actually “fight” cancer. I have lost one aunt to ovarian cancer one to sickle cells disease and another to AIDS, all of these aunts were from my father’s side of the family. My cancer scare last year and my 28th birthday this year really gave me the push I needed to; make some changes, stick to those changes and spread the word.
We all know that there are changes that we ought to make in our lives however, if you’re like me then you hate changes even it it’s for your best. I was a vegetarian for about ten years. During those years, beans, peas, legumes, fruits and vegetables made up my diet. Most of the items were fresh and some right from my mothers garden. My siter has heart problems and my brother has allergies to most medications given to him and I always batted ovarian cysts. When we became vegetarians as a family we saw a great change in health. I went off to college in Jamaica the land of jerk and curry chicken and fell into bad habit. Jerk chicken became my staple food with extra hot sauce. I developed serious ulcers and of course the cysts came back. I left Jamaica after two years and went back to The Bahamas where once again my mother made sure that we ate healthy foods, health improved until I moved to Canada.
Last year was a really painful one for me. I was on medication which did not agree with my body and so created other problems, I had to do biopsies and x-rays and other tests that I didn’t even know existed and of the course the long dreaded word “surgery”. Time after time I made promise to myself and my future husband” a girl can dream can’t she?” that I will take better care of my body, but this time it is for real.
I will start of small and eliminate the things that are easier to eliminate such as eggs, cheese and meat. They are easy for me to eliminate because of the throbbing pain I usually feel after a meal consisting of them. What will be difficult will be junk food, carbonated beverages, and actually eating breakfast at breakfast time. To help me better understand this process starting this morning I will fast for an entire day and start fresh on Tuesday.
I will take note of my every meal and every drink. So for this week I will attempt to drink only water, fast for one day, eat at least three fruits a day, eat one vegetable a day and abstain from the previously mentioned foods.
I will check in and blog on Monday which is my fast day, Wednesday which would be my hump day “the most difficult to get over” and Friday my victory day and will let you know how it all went. I will take pictures and also weigh myself. I will check in again in December with the results. So, who’s with me?
Love and Health