Wednesday, August 6, 2008


I am in a crabby mood. Waaaaaay too much to do to get ready for this cursed cactus festival. I feel like I am in a movie and everyone was right.... I am cured and everything will be back to the way it was. I am overworked, overtired and not handling it. I have too many balls in the air and if I drop any things won't work out.

In MY movie I have a few more weeks of time after chemo before things get nuts.



Anonymous said...

Hi Noelle
I see that you are eating unsweetened organic peanut butter. Sound yummy. Would you mind telling me what is on your diet i would love to follow it. Im in need of a healthy diet and there is way too much info on the web. thanx

Noelle said...

Here are the basics of my eating plan.

The plan is not that different from South Beach. The website I use to choose my food is It has a fairly good glycemic index ( the speed at which your body converts food to sugar in your blood ) list. So, the ,simple idea is you choose your foods mostly from the low glycemic list and rarely from the high glycemic list. ie. White Bread= high glycemic an Apple= low glycemic.

Rule #1 no juice or soda pop( no not even diet, artificial sweeteners are bad for you, and make you crave other sweets) I still drink coffee with a little brown sugar but other than that I drink water

Rule #2 you can have 1 cheat meal a week, I used to do it on Sunday night and have a meal with all the bad things I wanted and dessert. A little bit of dark chocolate ( no not a candy bar, and no milk chocolate either) a day is fine to satisfy a craving.

Rule #3 No white rice, No white sugar and avoid white and enriched flour products like the plague(white bread, white pasta, most cereals) When I lost the big weight in '02 I did no wheat, no rice and only a very small amount of brown sugar. If you choose whole/ sprouted wheat products with no white/ enriched flour in them you can get away with a little bit of wheat. Do not assume a label that says 'whole grains'means it. Check the ingredients carefully. Enriched flour messes with the hormones in women.

Rule #4 no eating in the 2-3 hours before bedtime- this REALLY works.

How is that for a start?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I will definitely try to follow this! it figures that my body craves all of the "contraband" food items. I will let you know how I am doing. I guess the hardest part is actually committing to the lifestyle of eating healthier.
What about rice products like rice flour. Would that be better than white flour products?