Reached a milestone on my Facebook page today reaching now over 200 likes! In honor of this I am going to do a giveaway that I will announce tomorrow. I’m excited! In the meantime, a little something about me.
My name is Bernadette, and in 30 days I will turn 37 years old! Now I already know that anyone reading this under the age of 30 is thinking “Man, she’s OLD!” and anyone over the age of 45 is thinking “Oh, she’s so YOUNG!” Well, I don’t really feel either, although more old than young.
Full confessional time: I’m skinny. I mean really skinny. I never mention this on www.facebook.com/MyCrazyKitchen because of the whole “Never trust a skinny cook!” thing. Of course my personal friends who have followed the page already know, but nobody else until now. So, why did I bring it up? Because my being skinny is genetic, my great-grandmother and great-aunt never weighed over 100 lbs. Oh, yeah, I’m around 90 lbs, and 5 ft 1 in tall. Most people are going to read this and think it’s wonderful that I inherited such good genes, and in a way it is:
1-My cholesterol is so low that I was told by my doctor I’ll never need to worry about it. I used to work at McDonald’s as a manager and ate it every day. Yep. Go me!
2-My blood pressure is also low, I’m not sure exactly but around 90 something over 60 something. It’s gone lower before, to the point where I tell the nurse taking it and looking concerned “Don’t worry, I’m alive!”
3-I can physically keep up with my almost 3-year-old, that’s always a plus! She has also inherited the skinny gene, and I hope to keep it that way. A skinny baby? Yep, there were some concerns when she was first born because she lost a bit too much weight right after birth, but after a few weeks of going to the pediatrician for weight checks, her pediatrician just admitted she was skinny like me. He was my doctor growing up!
In another way it’s not so great, though. You see, I’m going to be 37 and I want to have another baby ( at least 1 ), and I don’t take care of myself. And I need to start, so I’m starting by publicly sharing everything I’m doing wrong and hopefully that will motivate me to do better!
You see, because I’m skinny I don’t always eat right. I haven’t eaten breakfast on a regular basis in years, and then I don’t usually eat anything until lunch by which point I’m starving. Must learn to eat breakfast. Seriously. Lunch and dinner I normally do good and sometimes even healthy ( although I do sometimes have Ramen noodles for lunch. I know, full of salt.) I don’t snack on much during the day, but at night I love microwave burritos and they are horrible for me, too. So, I definitely need to start watching when and how I eat. I also have to start eating fruits, I’m lacking on those.
There is more. I smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol way too much. Not the getting my child taken off of me kind of drinking, but enough that I know I have to cut down. Start drinking more water. Lately I’ve been doing good if I have a glass of water a day. I drink coffee, iced tea (both unsweetened, coffee black), and beer on a daily basis. An occasional glass of juice. Need more water. And less cigarettes. I’d like to quit altogether, and I’ll try to get there, but I’m not going to promise.
I follow many great pages on Facebook that can encourage me on my journey towards eating healthier, and drinking more water via http://www.facebook.com/#!/HelpMomsonaHealthKick, so I’m sure I can do it, just need to start! Then hopefully another baby before I get too old to have another one!
Thank you everyone for putting up with my posts on things that I wanted to talk about this week, I’ll figure out the details for the contest soon and post them and then be back next week with some great new recipes!