May turned out to be FULL of reading. For personal and for work. Let's dive right into it, shall we...
They've all made diet and exercise changes -- well, the ones who reversed pre-diabetes claims made changes. The ones who switched to artificial sweeteners and meds to control things are just needing ever higher doses of meds to maintain -- and they definitely have full-blown diabetes now.
I'm cool with dietary changes, but I'm less cool with extreme exercise. Honestly, I've done the hour+ long workouts for years. I had great muscles. I didn't have much else, including a life. Now I've got little kids at home and less time than I ever thought possible. Hour+ long workouts are behind me for the foreseeable future.
Which leads directly into the next book...
Aside from the weight gain and inflated spare tires, on the days that I drink a soda I get mood swings -- bad ones. It's like I used to be quite regularly when my blood sugar would drop and I'd get all hangry. When I avoid the soda and sugary snacks, no more hangry.
I'm going to continue with this new eating method. It's working for me and I am seeing results -- maybe not a lot of weight lost but the stable moods, increased energy and mental clarity, and a less bloated figure are all highly desirable to me.
So, Homeschooling, left me thinking this process would be good, almost easy... and then I read 3 other books which gave varying information that I could either laugh along with or made me want to throw in the towel before I even started.
The Everything Homeschooling Book and The Homeschool Toolkit both made homeschooling feel possible. I mean, if the only thing I ever had to do was read about homeschooling, these two books would make me feel like I was succeeding at it.
If you live in a state that requires a lot of documentation, or ANY documentation, Low Cost/No Cost is probably well worth reading. It's definitely overwhelming though -- or at least thinking about curriculum in terms of goals and objectives broken down into neat little grids seemed that way to me. I'm guessing that my thinking is a bit higher level and board and that this book appears too much as a result.
I appreciate the author's honesty and realistic viewpoint. She's not seeking to prove that homeschooling is best (unlike so many other books on the topic). She's pretty much just trying to tell it like it is and give you, the reader, a dose of truth about it. Of the homeschooling books I've read, I'm liking this one the most.
For June I plan to read several books on marketing -- specific to book marketing as an author. Let's try and get me accountable by listing out my top 3.
As a reminder, I routinely BORROW books from the library to keep my costs down. I highly recommend visiting your local library to access these books. Of all the books I read this month, only Don't Waste Your Time Homeschooling is on my kindle app. The rest are all library borrows. (For June, 2 of those books are on my kindle app.)
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