I'll use more seasonings with olive oil. This change wont be that hard on me. What is more difficult is sticking to a healthy low-carb diet. But I have to for 2 reasons. My weight and my blood sugar. I removed all refined carbs, the worst, from my diet. I eat about 25 grms a day of complex carbs. Some days less. I've lost close to 20 lbs already. Losing weight is also necessary for my BP which was creeping up with my BS - and my weight. I'm already on 1/2 the dose of BP medication I was on.
I did treat myself over my lifetime with some junk food or fast food but unlike so many people, these were rare treats, not something eaten freely most days. I'm a sucker for a juicy hamburger with lettuce, onion, tomato and cheese - deadly as they are. I had several a year.
I suppose my father's constant saying of "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything" made an indelible impression on me growing up. He too was very health conscious but quit smoking too late. The dangers weren't known when he was young. He died of lung cancer from cigarettes and asbestos from working on the ships before he opened his own business in Brooklyn. I remember his Onc telling us cigarette smoke AND asbestos was almost guaranteed lung cancer.
And like my father, aside from cancer, I'm still in good health. I feel good and am doing really good otherwise. Eventually it may kill me, who knows, it probably will, but at 74 I'm not going to dwell on it,... just do as best as I can with what I have to work with.
Today my son is taking us to the large Marion Co flea market. I'll have my walker/transporter with us so he can push me if my hip bothers me too much. I'm so used to my walker I wouldn't be without it now even when a cane would do. RR is staying home to catch up on some chores he has around here. He doesn't care for flea markets.
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