Kats Living Adventure…Indeed

Where do I begin? Let’s start with yesterday I made it to 21 years sober. That’s literally half my life. Through my sobriety I’ve been through a ton of good and a ton of bad and right now life is in session.

I’ve so not been good with keeping up with my blog and you know I’m not beating myself up. I have found what I’ll be using my blog for. My blog that used to be filled with PCOS info, gluten and dairy free yummy goodness and life as I knew it will now be a whirlwind of….

  • Living with PCOS
  • Living with heart disease
  • Struggling as a single mom in school full time so I can better myself and show my kids you can start over.
  • Co-Parenting
  • New relationship adventures
  • Life as I know it with some fun and growing pains

Right now I’m so struggling. Half the time I want to give up. I get sad that I lost me and that my kids have so much with my ex and he’s a good dad to them but I feel cheated.

My weight is a HUGE issue for me right now as well. Living barely week to week I can’t afford the way I need to eat and it’s hard because with PCOS I’m supposed to eat gluten and dairy free and when my kids are with me I need to cook for them. I never want to be fat again. I would rather die. Sad fact but true. I remember how I was treated and looked down upon and I won’t go back to living like that. Tonight I bought myself healthy food and though it will cost more I have to eat right for my health and especially since my soon to be 18 year old was also diagnosed with PCOS.

Good news is I’m in school. It’s so different not attending in over 20 years but it makes me feel good about me and this fall I’ll be taking ballet again. Silver lining for when I feel low about myself.

The man I met, it’s been almost two years of us being together. He’s good to me but I worry I’m not good enough. I felt that way in my last relationship as well. This may just be a me, self esteem issue. Alanon is my friend still.

This was a mess of a post but it’s a start.

Daily or often I want to chronicle what it’s really like starting over. The good and bad of it all. One moment and sometimes one heart beat at a time.

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Kale Chips…Easy & Yes, Yummy too

I decided to eat a bit healthier. OK I usually do but I wanted a delicious snack as well so Kale Chips I decided to make. Very easy to do and doesn’t take too much time either. Here’s the recipe. Try it. I’ve even done it before and used cinnamon sugar lightly sprinkled for a sweet healthier treat.

Ingredients

Kale

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Truffle Salt (Found at Trader Joes)

How To

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Clean and dry Kale

Break off into pieces 

Drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle Truffle Salt (or whatever seasonings you desire)

Bake for 12 minutes.

That’s it and it’s easy and healthier than chips from the store and has lots of nutrients. Enjoy!



I Get Weak Too

Today is brought to you by candy from Sugarfina. Their candy is like a little piece of heaven. As my good friend puts it “It’s a party in your mouth” and one of the reasons why exercising with PCOS is so important. I’m not perfect, by far BUT I’ve learned I can’t always deprive myself of anything yummy. I don’t eat gluten or dairy so a treat at times is needed.

With PCOS what you eat really isn’t processed right and a slice of bread for me is like a loaf of bread for someone without the insulin issues.

I want women to know you can have treats from time to time and I pick and choose carefully when and what I have.

Just because I jog two plus miles per day doesn’t give me the right to eat whatever I want. Especially with PCOS this is so true.

So if you’re weak at times don’t beat yourself up. PCOS makes me so hard on myself and I have to remember I didn’t ask for this disease.

Here’s my weakness and if you’re in either the Beverly Hills or Glendale areas of California I say take a moment and visit Sugarfina which has the most amazing candy EVER!!

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