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Jean-Marie Lee, Digital Photo, 2016

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

Why I eat what I eat

Many who know me know--
"JML eats all day long."

And -- I'll speak for myself on this--
you don't want to see me hangry.

Hangry occurs when someone is
tired, hungry, and pissed off.

But to be honest about health issues,
I do have a fluctuating thyroid that has
been hypo and hyper. And I do have high
cholesterol and food allergies. My weight
is an ongoing testimony to not being a
starving artist. Typically my food choices stem
from a combination of the food pyramid,
American Heart Association
recommendations, and my own personal
preferences.

My doctor orders "labs" every 6 months and
he keeps me in check about my weight. One
cooperative thing I do regularly is keep a food
journal by writing out everything eaten each
day. This is helpful for me to see where I can
improve in eating habits and its helpful to
document foods that improve health and admit
the foods that do not improve health.

My diet became a "medical priority" when I was
in 3rd grade after some routine blood labs
showed my cholesterol was severely high
for a 9 year old. I do have a colorful collection of
childhood food journals. Also as anyone
who has medical issues related to diet will tell
you its not easy and dieting is rarely perfect.
I do recommend consulting your doctor
before changing your specific diet because
everyone has different dietary needs.

XOXO! JML

In honor of Saint Maria Goretti
On her Feast Day July 6, 2016
mariagoretti.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Goretti






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