My Diabetic Battle

This posting is not the norm for this blog! This is a more serious posting that needs to get said.. Honesty with myself and the world! I am not healthy…

I feel like before I run around the world tasting amazing foods I should let you in on my “Diabetic Battle”!

About 2 years ago I became severely ill because of an infected boil that hit me out of nowhere and I was septic and could have died had I waited to go to the hospital. At that time I found out I was diabetic and was put on Metformin which I struggle with taking medicines but know that that needs to stop. I have always been obese and watched my parents battle with diabetes my whole life. But being young dumb and reckless… I just didn’t care because I love to eat and taste!

Now I am determined to take control of this disease that I have done to myself… even more so I am determined to not let my love for eating and tasting go to waste.. I know there is a will and way to have the best of both worlds.

Since February of this year I have been vegetarian (I do not want to hurt the animals anymore) and it makes it a little bit more difficult because I depend on carbs to keep me full. French fries.. Chips.. Cake.. Bread.. Pasta… all of those things.  But I need to stop making excuses and just get healthy! Just Do It thanks Nike for slogan!

The driving force behind this is a few things.. First my father just passed away and I am sure his battle with diabetes was a huge factor to the illness that killed him.. secondly my mom has been diabetic and sick from other ailments since she was pregnant with me and I need to break the cycle now and walk a different path that could help me and her.  Finally I received a message from my doctor stating that there was more change in my diabetic retinal screening and it has me so scared that I am going to be blind by 40 that I MUST CHANGE MY LIFESTYLE!!!!!

As much as I welcome you in to my world of tasty food I also welcome you to my journey of a healthier life!

Stay tuned for the next post next week because I am going to put numbers out there and a photo of my self that will be critically honest about my body! I think it is best that I focus on food for my health before jumping back into food for pleasure!

Love you guys,

Toria (PMP)

Welcome to Pardon My Pancakes

Dear Food Lovers,

Thank you for checking out this blog that will be mostly pics of great food. Every so often you will see a review or recipe and if you like them I will continue to add more.

I am just a blogger who loves to dabble in everything and the one thing I love most is tasting new food.. followed by seeing new places. Also I don’t know if you could tell but I love all things pancakes.

My love for pancakes come from those Saturday mornings when I was younger watching cartoons with my mom and eating her pancakes. Since then I have always had a love for them and who shouldn’t they are so versatile and can come in many many flavors and styles.

That is truly why I love food so much you can create a beautiful dish for any taste bud palette at anytime of the day.

I hope you enjoy this blog all about traveling and eating and eating while traveling!


Pardon My Pancakes