Saturday, September 10, 2011
I couldn't help myself, sorry.
I am still recovering from the heat, no air, fires, packing, unpacking, packing, and half-unpacking. We had brush fires here and there which spread too close to home. You know what was great? DH was home to help for most of it. Well, I learned I'm not very prepared for such an emergency. If I had 30 mins (I had what turned into hours as the brave, hot, tired firefighters fought it off), I'd have lost a lot of important documents and photos.
Speaking of documents, I'm embarrassed to say that I still haven't painted the desk I bought at Goodwill last year. While the paint got purchased last year, I only recently found a carpenter to make the middle pull out for the keyboard; and that JUST got finished after my trip to Vegas. Since we're moving DH wants me to donate it back to Goodwill. The point is my filing "system" is discombobulated, and it has been a monkey on my back. I hate that feeling. I really have a fondness for old kitschy, and don't want to get rid of it. It's HEAVY, though, darn it.
I went through old photos looking for pics of DH's life/career so the guys could make a powerpoint for his retirement. How fun, and I'm looking forward to the party on Thursday in FL. I get to meet all the people he's talked about for almost four years (2 yrs longer than we thought he'd be there).
Anyway, that's why I got a new dress, shoes and a haircut! Can I tell you how I have no style sense? I bore myself to tears with my indecisiveness when shopping. Yawn. When you grow up having a choice of "it fits, I'll wear it" to well, CHOICES, I'm at a loss. "Does this look okay? What's the rule?" I look forward to the day I just know how to pull it together. So, for safety, I picked a black dress, lol. My hairstylist suggested nude colored shoes, and red toe polish. I bought some black and also nude shoes, and will try both tomorrow w/the dress. Oh, to have such problems, I know. I put things in perspective, and just tell myself to walk in wearing a smile and it'll be fine (please, and some clothes). :)
I'll post a pic a neighbor took of the smoke from the fires when I find it. Firefighters are cool. I get misty-eyed when people work together, cornball that I am. I get like that at football games, too - LOL.
It's late, and the bed bugs are biting without me. G'night friends and family.
Good news, too: I lost 2 pounds power shopping!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
DH is flying to FL this afternoon, so I'll make this short as we're soon out the door to the airport. I just wanted to document to remember how good I feel right now. I went to sleep around 11:30p last night, awakened around 4a to let out the dog, then went back til 8a. DH cooked up some scrambled eggs, I had a peach and a half, a banana, and some seeds I've never heard of "Savi Seeds" - high in omega 3s apparently.
I had my supplements w/GTs organic raw Kombucha gingerade flavor. I feel so good right now. I love when that happens. That's all folks.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Kim trying on her mom's wedding dress.
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, who knew? ;0)
Kim Kardashian just got married. I'm not a Kim stalker, but I happened to walk past the tv and heard the word psoriasis. I couldn't help but stop to see what they were saying: she was complaining about her mother giving her the psoriasis gene. Kim's stressed because she's getting married, and I'm sure has a million responsibilities. Ah stress. You can't live with it, you can't live without it (cortisol can be a good thing, too!). Stress: autoimmune trigger! Good thing she can vacay in the Bahamas to chill out. In any case, she and her mom obviously haven't gotten the memo about gluten antibodies and this autoimmune condition. Should I reach out? LOL. Could "I" get a vacay in the Bahamas? I don't know how to vacay ... need lessons. But that's another story.
You don't have to be celiac, you could be gluten "sensitive" to have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. But gluten-free could set you free, why not check into it for yourself or someone you love? And I don't mean run to gf manufactured foods. They are mostly gluten substitutes for poor nutritional food stuffs anyway. I don't want to hear about "whole grain" goodness either. :P
I've read 40-50% of the population has the celiac gene - you don't have to have "celiac" for it to be triggered. Your manifestation might be ataxia, eczema, schizophrenia, psoriasis, and all those other wonderful symptoms listed on my Spark Page.
Anecdotal psoriasis story: Friend's BIL's mother was celiac. BIL was alcoholic, and had psoriasis SO bad up his arms that I could SEE (who knows what was covered, and I wasn't gonna ask). It's autoimmune, it's serious. He was "treated" with drugs and immunosuppressants. It was a physical anomoly train-wreck you couldn't help but want to stare at, but were also afraid to because of the disgust. Leakage people. I told him: please go get tested for celiac! He did, and was negative. I told him: please go gluten-free anyway! He did: psoriasis gone. End of story. (He also quit drinking - which is HEuge for gut health also - YAY!)
From Dr. Tom O'Bryan: conta.cc/ptQFBw (not sure that'll work as it was in an email, so I've copied some:)
Did you know ....
~34.1% of psoriasis patients have elevated antibodies to alpha-gliadin (AGA),
a peptide of wheat.
~We found a highly significant correlation between positive serum AGA and
duration of psoriasis.
(Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 36, 302-304, 2010)
~Recent studies showed an association between (Celiac Disease) CD and psoriasis and an improvement of skin lesions after 3-6 mo of gluten free diet.
~Recent studies showed an association between CD and psoriasis and an improvement of skin lesions after 3-6 mo of gluten free diet (GFD), without other pharmacological approaches.
~Thirty of 33 patients with positive AGA antibodies strictly complied with GFD, and showed a significant decrease of psoriatic lesions.
(World J Gastroenterol 2007; 13(14): 2138-2139)
~16% of patients with psoriasis have been found to present high levels of anti-gluten antibodies.
(J Intern Med 2011;269:582-590)
Another mention of gluten and psoriasis from The Gluten Free Society: bit.ly/p0bAyG
I'm gonna be blogging and SParking less and less than I have been. I guess I didn't want to tell where I was moving you guys, and I don't know why other than privacy ... I'm weird. :P But if you talk like the Chef in the Muppets you might be on track to what I'll be hearing. :) Clue 1. LOL.
The pool has needed repairs this whole year, and I finally get to get some bids. We have to move DH from his stinky lil apt. We haven't even told the kid yet. I need to replace carpets and finish painting the fence, and add the house while I'm at it. That'll be good before winter anyway. I might stay here for a while and move him up there and ease my way into their winters. That's the ticket! We'll see. DH is coming home this weekend, save if Hurricane Irene doesn't blow down the east coast.
(We've moved 9 times in 25 yrs. I know what goes into moving and selling a house - it's a lot of work, I know it! Blah! I've sold houses in all sorts of economies, but not this one - yikes! I look forward to it this time as THIS time I'll be healthier and hopefully it won't stress me out as bad as in the past. My anxiety was off-the-charts before I was diagnosed and changed my diet. That's why I didn't make the last move to FL w/DH - we saw it as a necessity for his career, but not for my health. Ah, delayed gratification has a paycheck! The economy had us lingering apart longer than we'd have liked, but I'm not complaining ... um, anymore. LOL).
Onward and upward friends! I luvs ya, as mom would say.
I did some unintentional carb cycling or intermittent fasting yesterday not eating while I was out all day (had bfast and a sm. fruit lunch). I also continued on with my walking and lost a pound (188.6 to 186.8) - praise be. I'm thrilled to be the lowest weight I've been in who knows how many decades.
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