Since this is the biggest piece of news I have at the moment, I decided I'll share some decisions I've made about my life.
Nothing about my dreams and hopes for my future has changed, however, there are some things I want to change about the present.
How I came to this decision is actually really weird, but hey, maybe there's something useful in it for you.
When I went to Berlin, I was almost immediately assailed by a terrible bout of hay fever caused by the heating systems. By terrible, I mean terrible. Constant sniffing, teary eyes, generally feeling miserable. Best of all, the medication I took in an attempt to control the reaction made it feel like the floor swayed under me. (Sadly, no euphoria accompanied it. ;-) )
Fortunately, my entire reason for being in the city was a huge conference of fresh produce exporters and producers and the related industries. For those (I.E. most of you) who don't know, I'm an exporter and sourcing agent by day. So it happened that my mom had a meeting with a business and she didn't want me to sit in. It left me stuck waiting around for her. Being utterly bored, I started munching on the samples of pineapples that this company sells.
And the allergies went away. Not completely, but definitely to a degree where I could handle them.
I spent the rest of the week eating pineapple and it made things a lot more bearable, although I'm sad to say my discovery came a tad late. (That's another story, though.)
It got me thinking, though. If a simple thing as eating pineapple can make such a huge difference to my life, imagine what significantly reducing refined carbs and sugars could do. Or making sure I drink enough water. Or not eating as much fat and adding more vegetables to my diet.
The implications could be staggering.
So now I'm making a concerted effort to change the way I eat. The plan is for me to eat almost completely differently by next year, but I'm going slow, gradually changing so it's not too much to handle. Right now, I'm drinking more water and cutting back on bread and sugar. Next month, I want to experiment with healthier meals.
Hopefully, the change will make a great improvement on my life.
Anyone else try to overhaul your diet? How did it go? Any tips?