I am NOT a doctor, dietician or expert. Do I know everything there is to know about diabetes? Heck no, but I do know what it’s like to live with it.
Friday, October 11, 2013
A funk is a dejected mood,
according to Dictionary.com.I didn’t
need to look it up to know what it is.I
live it on occasion.There are times
when I literally slog through my day.Joy does not abound.Sadness
prevails.It is a form of depression but
it isn’t chronic, nor does it require intervention.I usually just need to wait it out and let it
pass.The wait seems interminable.
The trick, for me at least, is
to not let my funk play serious tricks on my head.When in a funk I can get to feeling like
nothing is worth the effort.I can begin
to focus on negative things and turn them into huge problems.I feel guilty and can sometimes tear up over
some presumed problem.Life can feel
I spend a lot of time reading
articles and blogs about health and nutrition.This is done to
educate myself as well as for my gig on diabeticconnect.com.Sometimes the overwhelming information can
put me in a funk…or maybe I just react badly because of a funk.Which came first?It’s hard to say.I recently read some negativity regarding almond
flour (too much omega-6 fatty acids).I
wanted to throw up my hands and give up!Almond flour has become a wonderful tool in my attempts to lower my carb
intake.So now I shouldn’t eat it?I’m screwed.But wait!Don’t let the funk
overwhelm you, Kate.Too much of
anything isn’t good for us.Do I eat too
much almond flour?Nope.Do I also add flaxmeal (which is loaded with
omega-3s)?Yup.So settle down, dammit.We need both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.It’s the balance that matters. I'm not giving up almond flour because of a funk.
Dictionary.com also says that a
funk is a strong smell; stench. Yup, it stinks alright.
If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m
currently in a funk.It’s ok, I’ll get
over it.We all find ourselves living
here from time to time.Don’t let a funk
ruin your good work.If your funks last
very long or are overly frequent; seek help.
Funk can also be a kind of blues
rock; jazz based on gospel music.Funky:
stylish and exciting; cool. That’s the kind of funk I can deal with.I can be funky.Funky is good.Here’s hoping I’m back to my funky self soon.