Liz Lately #25
I know I just posted one of these a few days ago, but the latest addition to this series was supposed to go up at least a week ago. The desktop obtained a mysterious virus, “mysterious” because I don’t know how and find it a little hard to figure out what happened by talking to someone who isn’t hip on computers. ?
Good news: I’m a little closer to a new laptop. I’m also still debating which to go with. It’ll be refurbished, because I’m fine with refurbished devices…I’m not someone who needs only new things. ? I’m mostly aiming for something for right now, and will worry about fancy newer things later. Priorities.~
Anyway, more so lately:
Smoothies & fruit-infused water
Grandmama has started showing interest in eating healthier, which is a perk for me because smoothie ingredients are filling the fridge. I mean, I’m requesting some things, too, but I really like eating junk food sporadically. Steamed veggies and baked veggies are the best. ?
I love fruit-infused water, because I drink a lot of water and often want a variety. I’m not big on those flavored powder mixes you pour into water bottles, then shake. They’re two sweet or taste processed, and processed has its own taste I didn’t notice until I cut a lot of processes things from my diet because of allergies.
I like smoothies because it’s an easy way to consume fruits and vegetables. I have a hard time with “leafy green” vegetables due to my allergies, and inability to handle certain tastes, smells and textures. For example, I can’t tolerate strawberries on their own. I can do strawberry cake or smoothies, but the flavor is too sour on its own and texture: two slimy and bumpy. ?
It’s so pedestrian, but: I started flossing twice a day. I used to do it out of obligation every now and then, but once I got into the habit, it became easier. I took on a bit of a routine, so now it takes thirty seconds flat, if I’m not distracted. I also feel better now that I’m eating less of the foods that make me feel shitty, either because of allergies or acid reflux or pure dislike. I’m trying to monitor my days more, because I’ve yet to read about an adult on one of these diets parents put their autistic kids on. I want to see why they think it reduces the symptoms, because autistics are just autistics. I have noticed in the past that I’m less irritated when I’m not eating foods that are incompatible with me, though. Like, I cut out milk for the most part, and I no longer feel like puking all the time…which results in me feeling less bloated and not having as many issues with certain outfits. But meh. We’ll see. I do feel more like myself. ?
I also painted my toenails a light, neutral shade of pink. ? It almost looks transparent.
And I got back into Pilates exercises from Blogilates (will link later). Eating well makes me feel hip and confident, and Pilates makes me feel badass. ??
So ‘sup with you?