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Done Being Sick?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Do I dare say it? I *think* I feel better. It's been on-again off-again for a couple weeks, which has messed up my running, let me tell you. Today, I do believe, I feel well rested, with a "normal" tummy............ and very puffy eyes, but who cares about that!
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So I'm off to have a "normal" day. Hurrah!

  
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MELLYBEANS0919 3/6/2012 11:15AM

    Good to hear!

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ROCKINMOM77 3/6/2012 9:18AM

    Have a great day emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 3/6/2012 8:20AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Sick of Being Sick

Saturday, March 03, 2012

It's been about two weeks now of feeling mildly sick to my stomach with waves of extreme tiredness. I wonder if I have some kind of virus or if it's a food sensitivity... Whatever it is, I'm sick of it. I think I'm over it, and it's back. I felt fine from 6:00 last night until 11:00 this morning, and then I had to lie down.

The thought of trying to do some sort of elimination diet to figure out what could be making me ill, if it's not a virus, just overwhelms me. I do eat a lot of the same stuff day after day, but I've been eating it for 6 months, so why NOW would I be ill from it? Can food issues come on like that?

So I've been napping on and off all day, trying to decide if I should cancel our small gathering tomorrow or wait to see how I'm feeling tomorrow. We're planning to have a bunch of friends over for a Lenten study + dinner. At this point, I am not up for it, but who knows - maybe by tomorrow I'll feel great!? I hope!

Back to the couch.....

  
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DHARMAPHILE 3/4/2012 12:23PM

    I've no advice or solutions to offer - just sending you love and hugs and every wish that you will feel better soon and stay feeling better!

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ARNETTELEE 3/3/2012 6:29PM

  My hubby's been sick since last week too. He got the intestinal flu....not a good thing. Great that my daughter and I didn't "catch" it too. His diet is starch...potatoes, rice, toast, crackers. Poor thing.... he's better though and maybe he can eat something more substantial tonight.

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Road Rage

Thursday, March 01, 2012

If I can contribute just one thing to world peace today, it is this:

Do not honk at people for following traffic law!

This has happened to me twice lately. People are in such a blasted hurry to get where they're going that they don't give a hoot that you're actually driving according to the prescribed rules of the road, e.g. stopping at red lights.

I put this in the category of trampling old people in Walmart on Black Friday. "Rules and common decency be damned! It's all about MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!" What is this world coming to?

  


Random Hello

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hi…. Hello…. Bonjour… I haven’t had much to say for a while. I think about blogging every now and then and am just so not sure what to say that I think WHY BOTHER?! Sometimes I have something deep and profound (or so I think) but I stop myself because I’m not sure yet if I really believe these formulating thoughts or if I’m grasping at some truth, trying to make sense of my dad’s death, as if I can.

For today, I am glad, delighted, and exuberantly grateful to have good friends to share my life with. The ups and downs and all the ugly / complicated / joyful stuff. What on earth would we do if we didn’t have someone we could share all the joys and sorrows with? The laughs over stupid stuff? The tears over painful losses? The thoughts we’re a little bit ashamed to admit, but once we do, we know it’s okay? THANK GOD for these people God so blessed us with. To know us and not judge. To love us, warts and all.

My life right now is – as always – blazing by at the speed of light with me acting as the scrappy little dog chasing behind, snapping at its heels. Wait for me! Wait for me! Truly, I can’t keep up. I’m doing the best I can. And yet I do a little self-flagellation daily. I could do better if I just MANAGED MY TIME BETTER. As if better time management magically added 4 hours to the day and gave me the energy and will to do the stuff I DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYWAY. That’s my problem, I guess. I’m one of those idealists. In my ideal world, I’d be living like Joel Salatin. But the truth is that I do not have the gumption for all that hard physical work. Every time we have some big project around the house that means a full day of hard physical labor, I get so bored and impatient with it that I manage to disappear for large chunks of the day. Ask me to bake all day or proofread your newsletter and I’M THERE, but ask me to weed a vegetable garden and I will find an out – much as I admire and, in fact, aspire to vegetable gardening. I feel like the most noble of earth’s caretakers for the first 30 minutes and then MY GOD how much longer is this going to take?!?!?!?!

And so I trudge on, doing the best I can, knowing I could do better, but for today, this is my best, and if my loved ones know how much I love them, that is all that matters to me.

  
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DHARMAPHILE 2/20/2012 2:36PM

    What a lovely honest blog, thanks for sharing.

"My life right now is – as always – blazing by at the speed of light with me acting as the scrappy little dog chasing behind, snapping at its heels. Wait for me! Wait for me! Truly, I can’t keep up. I’m doing the best I can."

I love this part especially! Great description! I think we can all relate to that feeling.


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ERIKA05 2/20/2012 12:17PM

    This is a great blog. You're right that love is more important than vegetables (and I say this as a person with an abiding obsession with vegetables.)
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Wise words - thanks for sharing!

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MELLYBEANS0919 2/19/2012 11:25PM

    I am happy to hear from you and what is going on in your life. Doing the best you can is fine, sometimes life is a bit hard to take. I am thankful too for friends (like you) who are there and care.


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Running and OCD Eating

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I haven’t felt much like blogging lately… I’m in “hunker down” mode, trying to rekindle my motivation, figure out what’s eating me, get back on track in all areas of my life. Gee, that doesn’t sound overly ambitious or anything!

So far, my running is the one area of consistency. I’m sticking with it and making steady, slow improvements, even if some days feel more difficult than I think they should. I know that if I keep at it, I will get stronger, leaner, and faster. There will be those tough days due to who knows what -– lack of sleep, stress? But the important thing is to keep running. It’s my one salvation.

Eating… I’m doing okay. It seems to be important for me to get back in my routines. But on the other hand, I think this is a little OCD to eat how I eat. I’m okay with that, for now. Maybe I just need to stick with that for now to reestablish better eating habits after the Christmas gorging.

Quite a few areas still need major work, but I know what everyone says: stop beating yourself up and appreciate the good stuff you’re doing. That is true. Maybe I need to quit trying to tackle all 499 issues in my life. Get a handle on 1 or 2 and then add the 3rd… and the 4th…

So. Run. Eat right. Then… who knows… the sky is the limit!

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Footnote: I recently heard something on the radio about weight loss and people who lost a lot of weight and maintained it. Their secret? *Obsessive* food tracking and working out an hour a day. Hm. Maybe my OCD eating style is a good thing!

  
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MELLYBEANS0919 1/18/2012 10:14AM

    Running and eating right are really good, sounds like you are doing well :-)

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 1/18/2012 10:05AM

    yes, tracking food is the key,apparently. I have a very difficult time with it and haven't in a couple of years....I hate measuring!

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CARRKM 1/18/2012 9:31AM

  Ha! Ha! Thanks for making obsessive food tracking sound attactive! Sounds like you are really on a good streak, even if you don't feel that you are. One step at a time.

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