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Friday, October 03, 2014

Tomorrow I am having some friends over to hang out and watch movies in celebration of my 31st birthday, which is on Monday. I am looking forward to being social for a change. It is also forcing us to clean up and sort through the boxes that were just hanging out in the living room since we moved in at the end of June. I am so glad to see an entire car load of stuff go to Value Village and get out of the house. It feels so freeing.

Today I forced myself to take the dogs for a walk even though I am feeling very tired and it is raining. We ended up soaked, but I got 15 minutes of exercise in (and walked almost 1 km). I also want to do about 15 minutes of yoga later today, but I definitely need a rest first. I have spaghetti squash in the oven roasting right now, and I am going to mix it with broccoli and garlic, to go with beans and pork chops that we are having for dinner. It feels like a perfect meal for a rainy day. I am going to have a lot more veggies on my plate than meat though, which is still a strange feeling.

Tomorrow, even though we will be having some more junk-type foods, we are having homemade potato soup and chili for dinner. It was going to be pizza but I find that I just can't eat fast food as often anymore. It just doesn't appeal.

Anyway, must go do some work on my online courses.

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GETHNOW 10/3/2014 5:18PM

  Happy birthday.

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Having a slighlty better day...

Monday, September 29, 2014

So I was feeling pretty sore and exhausted with my last blog post. I had a really bad night that night, little sleep, lots of tossing and turning because I hurt so much even with Celebrex in my system that I couldn't find a position that was comfortable. I dragged through yesterday and didn't get out to the farm. Today I am starting to feel better. I am still tired and still sore, but not as bad as before. I am going to try to ride for a bit today but I know that if I push it too much, I will be back at square one.

One of my main issues is that I do tend to push myself too hard. Backing off when I need to is very difficult and frustrating to me. It drives me nuts when I can't do what I really want to because of my body giving out on me. I hate knowing that if I do something strenuous then I have to make sure I can rest for the next couple of days.

The rheumatologist doesn't really know what is going on with me. I have most of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis without the genetic markers. Other than the last blood test (which I forget the name for) they have all come back indicating that I have the disease. I have been taking medication for it for the last four months and I see him again in two weeks. I am hoping for some answers then.

So my goals for today are to get some insurance studying done, go for a walk, and try to get out to the farm to ride if I feel up to it tonight. I have to say, I am so lucky to have a Thoroughbred that takes care of me. I can haul her out of the field after not riding for three months and go for a trail ride. I love me some sane TB! emoticon



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Today has not been the greatest, pain-wise. My energy levels are crap, but I really didn't get a huge amount of sleep last night so that is not surprising. I just hate these days where I am tired because it makes it so much harder to ignore the chronic pain that I have been living with for so long. My hips, knees and fingers are very stiff today. I see the rheumatologist in two weeks, so maybe there will be more news or maybe a different treatment plan.

This morning I went to the local market with my mother and we picked up some lovely veggies and peaches. I can't get enough peaches these days. They are so incredible this year!

Between the market and a local farm that is near the barn where my horse is boarded, we have found some amazing deals on produce. It has cut our grocery bills down greatly this summer. I am not looking forward to the winter prices, or the cold weather really. I love the fall. warmer days, cool nights, gorgeous colours, the smell of wet leaves... what is not to like?

I cleaned up my computer with compressed air today. The amount of dust that blew out of it was phenomenal. It has been overheating a lot, so I figured I should just get off my butt and deal with it. I also pulled out my battery since it last 30 minutes tops. I can't believe how much cooler my computer is running, even when I play an online game that has always been a cause of the overheating. Now if I could only renew my membership so I can actually access the full game, but that it a concern for another, more flush with cash, time.

Anyway, must walk the dogs, and then I am taking some medication and going to bed with a book and a warm shi-poo named Eliza. Tomorrow I am hoping to ride, even if I have to take it easy a bit. It won't hurt Ellie or I to just do a quiet trail ride. It might do us both good to get out of the ring too.

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 9/27/2014 10:37PM

    I'm sorry you've had an achy day today. Hope tomorrow is better for you. Here's to our animal workout buddies that encourage us like no other can! emoticon

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Wow, it has been awhile...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I loose track of time and then start forgetting about what my goals are. My journal is like this too, a few entries, then a long period of nothing and then a few more entries. I think that whenever I do something that I feel I shouldn't or miss a goal or fall back on bad habits then I don't want to think about it or be accountable. Something to work on, right?

We have moved, which has greatly benefited my mental health and the dogs' waistlines. My mother's Australian Shepherd has lost 2 kg in three months. It is amazing what happens when you get them away from the person who refuses to stop feeding them treats. I think they are both happier for it.

I am still having good days and bad. The bad ones don't take as long to get away from as they used to. I used to spend almost a week recovering from overdoing things one day, and now it is more like four days of recovery. Of course I wouldn't have to worry about it if I would stop overdoing things, but it is kind of my personality.

My horse is doing well. She is starting to get fuzzy for winter. I love this early fuzz stage, so cute! We jumped last week, it was a small X but my heart was pounding. Ellie was so happy and responsive. It think I will have to try and jump every couple of weeks just to change things up for her.

Still no job, unfortunately. That is frustrating, because I hate living off my mother and I am craving independence that I just don't have. I am also sharing a car with her because mine has been parked since January. My brother is working on it today, so hopefully there will be some good news when he gets home. I have missed driving the Muscle Camry!

Another thing, I am focusing on eating more vegetarian meals. I am finding that I don't really miss meat very often, which amazes me! I have been watching a lot of food documentaries and they are very interesting and inspiring. I am not sure that going vegan will be something I will look into, but being mostly vegetarian is definitely doable!


Just a short note for today

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I am back. I am committed. I know I have been absent for quite awhile, but there has been a lot of crazy stuff going on, and a lot of it had to do with my health. I will post more about it later, but probably not until next week.

We are moving this weekend and until things settle down I don't know how much I will be on, but I will be on. I am so close to 200 lbs which will be 40 lbs off. I cannot wait.

Having lost this much weight has made a difference. I can't imagine dealing with some of my issues with an extra 36 lbs on my already messed up joints.

Anyway, must get back to cleaning and packing. I hope everyone is doing well and reaching their goals.

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MAVERICKDR 6/27/2014 2:01PM

    Hope your move goes well.

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JAPITTARD 6/26/2014 12:53AM

    Welcome back!! Glad you are taking care of yourself. Keep pushing and have fun moving!

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