Sometimes I forget that I have medical issues.
I go about my life acting and thinking that I'm just like everyone else...I can do anything physical, I can stay up late and not get enough sleep and I can eat anything that comes my way - even though I had half of my colon removed five years ago.
And sometimes it all catches up with me as my body screams, "ACT YOUR AGE NOT YOUR SHOE SIZE!!!".
[My shoe size is 5. Add a zero to that and that will be my age in December.]
I thought I could go on the Sacred Heart Diet - where eating lots of veggies and fruit helps you lose weight fast.
I was good up until the third day where you are instructed to eat all the fruit and veggies you can all day.
I had some fresh pineapple for breakfast, vegetable soup for lunch and as I was ferrying across the Sound (NY to Connecticut) I enjoyed an apple. Apples do not digest for New York Babe.
The pain was not unlike being in labor.
I stopped the diet, and when all was said and done I had lost 7 lbs.
And since I wasn't allowed to drink my usual few sips of Pepsi in the morning, for the first time in my life I tried coffee.
I have never in my entire life drank a cup of coffee.
Why have I waited all this time? I don't know, but I liked it.
And after a few sips I felt like my eyes were bigger than ever.
And just think of all the new possibilities:
I can meet friends for a cup of coffee.
Whenever I stop in at a convenience store I can go to the coffee counter with all the cool people.
I can invite people over for coffee.
So I have learned many important things about myself during this diet. And I will be more aware of how I take care of myself.