Making Good Decisions

I have spent the last few years struggling with my health. I finally found out that most of my issues are because I have something called Hypermobility Syndrome. It means my collagen is faulty, which affects the entire rest of my body. Scientists and doctors are all still working on figuring out all of the details. I spent a lot of time sitting on my ass while feeling like crap. I also only ate food that was easily obtainable or that was cooked for me. I finally went to physical therapy at the end of 2016, which helped a ton. And I have tried really hard to be more active. Now that I'm moving around more, I decided that I need to start paying more attention to what I'm eating.

I've done so much research into different diets and meal plans, etc. What I have figured out is that my GI symptoms seem to be exacerbated heavily by eating meat. So for the last few weeks I've been trying to be more conscious of my diet. And by diet, I simply mean the food I'm eating. I decided that if I set too strict of limits, I'll simply fail. So I'm trying to lay off the excessive amounts of caffeine, drink more water, avoid meat and eat mostly fresh fruits and veggies. We shall see if this lifestyle change sticks!

So far I'm down a little over 5 lbs. I'm hoping that getting some of the extra weight off will help my joints to feel some relief. I'm going on another vacation next week, this time to the Rocky Mountain National Park. I know I'll be spending a ton of time on my feet, hiking and just checking out the scenery. I'm hoping the extra exercise helps me on my way.


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