The Hudson Valleyin New York, is experiencing really frigid temperatures, as is the northeast part of the country. Yesterday I didn’t go outside. It was just too cold. Today, my husband and I quickly went out for 1-2 hours to go to our nutrition clinic. (More about that later in this post).
It is something like 0 F, with a wind chill factor of -25 F. I’m not complaining, because for the last two years, we had four months of frigid temperatures and lots of snow and sleet. I was constantly landlocked. It reminded me of my college and graduate school years in upstate, New York.
And I know there are many of you from other areas of the world, such as my cousin in Chicago, where this is the norm. So this is probably no big deal for you all. Yes, I am thinking of Iris@CrazyDutchBirdQuilts.
On to fabric. At the end of last year, I made two last purchases, which lapsed into 2016. I’m going to share this first one with you this week.
At the beginning of 2016, my husband and I signed up to be in a nutrition clinic at our medical center. (It’s good to be 37, have lots of energy, and so forth, and I am envious in a good way for those of you who are. We are not. Nuff said).
I am not looking for a third career, and am quilting, blogging and writing now, extremely committed, but not to become a national quilting figure per say. I want to have fun with this. However, I have serious arthritis and osteoporosis, and any extra weight on my frame or joints creates a lot of pain, which I’d prefer not to have.
So as I parallel nutrition with my fabric diet this year, I will also be sharing with you all the strategies I learn from the nutrition clinic. They do not endorse a particular diet. The philosophy is to create a life style change anyone can live with for the rest of our lives. But it has to be your own and work for you.
A good example; last year my husband went on Jenny Craig and lost 16 lbs. Yay!! Not so much. After he went back to regular food, he gained it back. So now we are a team, and figuring this out together.
The physician who is a nutritionist, and her two nutritionists who are not MD’s, are full of amazing strategies, ideas and suggestions, that teach healthy eating habits, and lifestyle changes. It is working. So far I have lost 7 lbs. in a month!! They do not give us any specific diet to follow. We have to figure out how many calories we can eat within reason, and burn up with regular exercise to keep us healthy. Makes good sense, don’t you think?
Last week we learned about healthy snacks. Not just vegetables and fruits, mind you, but about other alternatives too. And the timing of those snacks, during the day.
This week we learned about eating out without depriving ourselves completely, and enjoying our meal.
Next week is the biggie – emotional eating. How many of us eat when we are nervous, anxious, feeling blue, cranky, feeling happy, etc.? That’s going to be a great workshop. I promise I will share with you everything I learn about;
fabric diets and,
healthy eating strategies for life!!
If you have any questions, I will ask our nutritionist leader and get back to you.
Please leave your questions in my comment box, and I will do the best I can.
And the same goes for fabric dieting. I have a few strategies I practice regarding that too.
If any of you know other bloggers who are working on fabric diets, de-stashing and fabric swaps this year, please leave their blog names in my comment box. I would really appreciate that. It helps to have support towards a common goal with each other.
Linking up with Sunday Stash @Molli Sparkles, Beth @Cooking Up Quilts Main Crush Monday.and Jenn @quarterinchfromtheedge.