Do you start a diet or make other significant changes at the beginning of the new year? Sometimes it is indeed a good idea to change the course of your life. When we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we will continue to get what we’ve been getting. If we want a different result, we must change our habits.
The day was warm and bright, so I wanted to wear light, cheerful colors. The jacket is here, and the pants are here and both from Chico’s. The tank is old from White House|Black Market similar here. The belt is old. The shoes are by Rockport. The bag is from Neiman Marcus Last Call. The sunglasses are from last year by Balenciaga.
It has been fun to read the guesses as to what I’ve been doing during my break from blogging. So far, no one has gotten it right. I’ll share some of the funny comments and tell you the real reason for my break on Wednesday. Today I want to share my most important message with you. The person in the photos above has a headache, but it will turn into a raging migraine within the next few hours.
On Saturday, Mr. Mickey wanted to treat me to a relaxing lunch in the library at the Biltmore Inn. I had high hopes that the headache would disappear and that I could enjoy seeing the Christmas decorations and relaxing in front of the fireplace to Fred’s piano playing. (Fred is the gentleman who plays the baby grand in the lobby/library.)
The gifts under the tree were all items that children might have received for Christmas a hundred years ago.
The gingerbread house above is a replica of the gatehouse we pass through when we enter the Biltmore Estate.
This person is suffering from a migraine brought on by processed foods, cheese, wine, too much work, and too little rest. Before I learned what caused my health issues in 2011, I was a hot mess. As I upgraded my choices of food, my health started to improve significantly. I lost more than forty-five pounds in six months, but that was not the purpose of the changes I made.
During this holiday season, I attended too many functions where there were only poor choices of food. Considering that I did not plan my meals very well, I ate the wrong foods in small quantities, thinking that I could handle it. I was wrong! Inflammation, skin breakouts, a rash, swollen painful legs, and migraines were the “rewards” for my indulgences. If none of the other information I share resonates with you, I hope that my message to eat what is best for your unique body in small quantities, drink lots of water, and incorporate as much movement as you can into each day are what you implement. Our best health begins with what we eat, and it is the greatest treasure in life.