I had a lightbulb moment that I’m honestly surprised didn’t hit me sooner. But I guess that’s one of the great things about blogging. So I talked about my mom having the fructose thing. Growing up we just referred to it as her being allergic to sugar. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that she actually found out what it was and what caused it. So all these years (really until today) I kept wondering if I had a slight intolerance to sugar since she had a total intolerance. But then I realized that hers was caused by missing an enzyme. And either you are missing an enzyme or you aren’t … no in-betweens or degrees there.
Part of the reason I wondered was because I’d read somewhere that if one has a craving for something (like bread) then chances are pretty good that one can actually have an intolerance to it. (As an aside I often use the words intolerance and allergy interchangeably, even though allergy is life-threatening while intolerance merely makes you sick.) As I continue on my journey, though, I’m finding that people state theories as facts all the time, so just because somebody says it doesn’t make it so. And even if it is true for one person that doesn’t necessarily make it true for me.
Another thing I realized is how important balance is. Balance in the physical sense, not in the eating sense. I am very right dominant in my balance … if I go down an escalator, I have to be on the right side or I feel like I am going to fall over. And when I do anything, I always have to start with my right side. Since doing 30 DS, I’ve exponentially improved my balance. I can do things I never thought I could do before and I’m much more conscious of my posture and my balance. Plus I challenge myself to do things and am using my left hand in a lot of tasks where before I’d always use my right hand.
Meanwhile it looks like we are moving sometime during the 4th quarter. The project Mac was working on is done and he isn’t interested in the operations phase. Not sure where we will end up … the company has made multiple offers to him but none of the projects really interest him. He may take retirement and work as a consultant. I just want to end up somewhere warm again for the winters.