Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Welcome To My Health Diary

Welcome... if there's anyone out there reading. (Why hello there crickets)  This is a blog dedicated to another thing that dominates my mind, other than organizing of course... my health and my husband's health, for that matter. You may be wondering why this subject is often on my mind, let me give you the inside scoop...

Here's the lowdown on the hubster... he has high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol. He is currently taking medication for the blood pressure, but the doctor wants to see if he can lower the bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol with diet and exercise. He is tall and slim build, looking at him, he does not fit the image of someone with high blood pressure nor high cholesterol.

Now here's the lowdown on me... I have asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and joint disease in my knees. And according to the Rheumatologist I will need to have total knee replacement on both knees in the next few years. Oh I forgot to mention my allergies. I'm allergic to a ton of things, really they need a post of their own to list them. I take three medications to manage my asthma, one to manage my seasonal allergies, and one to manage joint inflammation plus use topical ointment. For a grand total of six medications, before supplements. I measure in at average height for a woman (5' 7") and am what is known as "thick" with "junk in the trunk" in the African-American community. However in the medical community I am overweight for my height. Booooo!

Now, after reading the list of illnesses each paragraph, you might think that you were dealing with a couple in their 50's or 60's, right? Uhhhh... no. I'm 35 and the hubby is 40. Terrible right! Well not for long, because I plan on reclaiming our health the natural way! With a lot less processed foods and a plethora of wholesome foods.

I'm going to share the journey right here with you via posts and videos. You'll get to see us, up close and personal. This blog will have a much different feel than The Uncluttered Lifestyle, much more raw. I will not sugar coat the trials of becoming a healthier person. There will be plenty of before and after shots. I will show you the behind the scenes shots of all that we/I do along this journey, pretty or not. Scary! You'll also get to see me work my magic in the kitchen. (Got make it taste good, if I want him to eat it.) I'm hoping this all access blog will serve as a reminder of the progress made and inspire more change.

It is my hope that you will follow along as I traverse this very unfamiliar territory with my hubby kicking and screaming the entire way. (What can I say the man loves his potato chips, eggs, and bacon.)