Wednesday, June 16, 2010
My Happiness Project - The Health Resolutions
Here is an update on my Happiness Project, inspired by but not exactly following the format of the book and blog of the same name.
Right now I am focused on my health. My last post was about water, and now I have to confess that I have not been able to make myself drink my goal amount of water (1 liter a day). I am only drinking about 2 tall glasses of water a day, but since that is about 2 more glasses than I was drinking before, it's still an improvement.
Now I am moving on to my second resolution: to actually take all the pills I am supposed to take each day. I have been historically awful at remembering to take my daily pills, and it would be much better for my health if I would do this.
This resolution is purely personal - I have no opinion as to the need for Everyone to take vitamins - in fact most people should be able to get all the nutrition they need from their diet. But I have a specific medical condition (hereditary elliptocytosis anemia) which is managed by taking folic acid and extra B vitamins. Basically, because of my anemia, I need to treat my body to the pregnancy regimen all the time. I also am taking calcium and vitamin D, and then I throw in Vitamin C when I feel like I might be getting sick and chlorophyl when the anemia feels especially bad.
But I haven't been taking my pills, so instead of having a managed condition, I have a rollercoaster ride of I'm fine - I'm not - I get a shot - I get better - now I feel fine - so I don't bother to take my pills. I don't want to do that to my body anymore.
Anyway, that is the next resolution. And it goes really well with the water, because I need to drink water to take pills!