Eatwell Bingo: Your Path to a Healthier You
With so many health conditions on the rise, the concern for healthy eating continues to grow, but as many people who have tried and tested a vast number of diets, it takes a lot of discipline to limit your cheat day to one day a week. And in this world where we’re brainwashed to believe that a pill can make us immune to sickness, we’re less inclined to change our lifestyles and rely on medications to treat us when we’re ill. The secret to longevity is not in the pills; it’s in the food that we eat, according to the New York Times best-selling author Dr. Mercola.
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Healthy eating is not only a safer alternative to those fad diets endorsed by celebrities, but it’s the most realistic option for mental and physical improvement in the long run, decreasing dependency on medications which may only provide short-term relief. Although chowing on balanced meals can sound rather drab and discourage you from starting better eating habits, there are certain ways to add some enjoyment to this new, nutritional endeavor, one of them being bingo. Continue reading
A few years ago a relative made a comment about how much someone in the family hated it when people were on their phones at holiday gatherings. Unfortunately our world is to the point that we live through a screen, and yes it’s nice to put the phone down and engage.
When I’m Not On My Phone
But here’s my problem, people think I’m on my phone a lot when I’m actually not touching my phone. Because people aren’t observant, many people think my PDM is a phone. I was actually at a business dinner and was bolusing for my meal when an ignorant associate cracked a joke about my funky phone. I don’t share my diabetes with clients yet this guy (who was from a 3rd party vendor) would think that this clunky thing is a phone and would call attention to what I’m doing. I simply assume he’s insecure.
But the fact of the matter is that these devices I carry with me all look like phones. They’re all rectangular and have screens. I glance at my Dexcom and people think I’m glancing at a phone. When I bolus for a meal, people think I’m texting. When one of my devices beeps or buzzes people think I’m getting messages, or ask the annoying, “Who’s beeping?” question.
I keep my PDM at the table with me for meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas when I think I’ll need to take more insulin later and I don’t want to be rude and leave the table.
I’m not on my phone, I’m just doing what I need to do to not die, so just… calm down.
With that said, I’d love to be able to only have my phone at the table with me and do everything that I need to do from it. Now I can check my Dexcom from my phone, someday I’ll be able to bolus from it too.
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It’s been a quiet week at ProbablyRachel.com. I truly can’t believe that November is almost halfway over already!
Here’s what’s happening-
I attended the PRSA International Conference and Leadership Assembly over the “weekend.” I left for Atlanta on Friday afternoon, the leadership assembly happened on Saturday. The International Conference ran from Sunday through Tuesday and I got back on Tuesday night. The conference was great and I learned a ton!
While I was conferencing it up, Brad was getting on a plane for Los Angeles where the lucky man got to attend T-Mobile’s UnCarrierX event and a concert with Bruno Mars, Zedd and Lil Jon. He proceeded to send me pictures of his whirlwind tour of LA making me even more jealous that I couldn’t go with him. He officially returned last night.
Which means, we spent an entire week apart. The longest time we’ve been away from each other since before we got married. It was weird.
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The lovely folks at Influenster sent me an Eternity Now VoxBox to check out (totally free to me so I can review). The box was small, but contained something for me AND something for Brad. His and hers fragrance samples of Eternity Now by Calvin Klein.
Most of the time it seems like the guys get left out of the product reviews and testing, so I liked being able to hand over a sample to him.
It’s tough to write about a scent, but I’ll take a crack at it… Continue reading
Yesterday was nine years since Brad and I started being humans together.
We did what every couple wants to do on their 9th anniversary of couplehood… we went to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s office for a consultation, because I have to have my wisdom teeth out… again.
Remember 3 1/2 years ago when I wrote about my totally not wise teeth? They only took out the bottom ones because the top ones didn’t look problematic. Yet.
While at the consultation Brad jokingly asked, “What would you do without me?”
It caused a good laugh, but the real answer to that question is much more serious. Without Brad, I would do nothing. Continue reading