Friday, May 18, 2012

We'll see how long this lasts...

My "annual check up" is on Monday.  I put that in quotation marks because, honestly, I've missed the yearly medical exams for, oh, 7 years now?  In my defense, it's not easy to schedule and keep an appointment that you have to make 5 months out (yay healthcare!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!)

I'm not expecting great or horrible news.  I've gained some weight and my blood pressure may be slightly elevated, so there may be some lifestyle changes involved (no, not THAT kind of change).

So, I'm researching eating healthier.  One of the main roadblocks to committing to a dietary change was cost.  I was ALWAYS under the impression that healthier food was more-expensive and that fat was cheap.  That still may be true, but I'm at a point now where I can increase the budget and start looking at healthier alternatives in the grocery cart.  I won't go totally crazy - I have three other mouths to feed and two of them are very particular.  I know I can introduce some things every week or so.  These gradual changes will hopefully serve as a good foundation.

Another brick in my wall is....a basketball.  I am 5'5" and Asian.  I have avoided basketball for over 30 years and for good reason, but now I find it very fascinating.  So, this weekend, I'm going to get a Spalding Indoor/Outdoor NeverFlat regulation size 7 basketball.  I figure this piece of rubber will help with my hand-eye-body coordination while hopefully melting off a pound.  Knowing my children, I'll probably need to get 3 of these (they do so enjoy participating in my torments)...

Will keep you "posted".

(see, that's a basketball term)