Saturday, February 08, 2014
IgE allergies are the allergies we always worry about because they can cause runny nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes or nose, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, hives and anaphylactic shock. They are caused by the IgE antibody. It can take up to two weeks for the body to make an antibody for a specific allergen. The antibodies also cause histamines to be produced, which are the cause of the allergy symptoms such as itching and inflammation.
IgG allergies are the food sensitivities. IgG allergies can result in headaches, hyperactivity, nausea, bloating, fatigue, mood changes, dark circles under the eye and even seizures. They can happen quickly or be delayed days after the food is consumed. The elimination of foods that are your specific IgG allergen may bring about significant improvements in IBS, ADHD, arthritis and other problems.
On Monday, my son and I are taking the tests to determine our IgG and IgE allergens and food sensitivities. I have been looking forward to this doctor's visit since September - what is this? Canada? I've been waiting FOREVER!!!
Hopefully I'll have the answers I've been waiting for soon! I brushed up on my IgE and IgG on this website: http://thewholejourney.com/differences-bet
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I had a doctor's appointment Tuesday morning and weighed in before it so I could tell them at the office what my scale said :) That way I only have to divulge my "naked" weight...hey! Those 3 pounds count!!!
So I found out I have no medical reason, supposedly, for my weight gain or lack of ability to lose weight. Bummer. At least I would have something to work with. Instead, I'm just having trouble losing weight. It's like I have to purge, cleanse, and be in the zone to lose weight, or I'll just stay the same. There's no gray area, there's no "small steps." There's only being perfect - perfect in food choices and quantities, perfect in hitting over 30 cardio minutes a day. When I was last "in the zone" and I was losing, I spent an hour at the gym every day in addition to other cardio I did - walking/running to the gym, to the store, to the post office. 6 days a week. And the 7th day the girls and I would have "fun cardio" -walking to a playground or walking the mall. Life was so much easier then. No school or activities.
These days I'm planning or preparing for basketball, cheerleading, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Bible study or school activities. I have less leisure time, though I actually have more leisure time, because all 3 kids are in school now. I'm just so tired that I waste time. If I sit down, I don't want to get up!
Today I had cramps and my feet and legs were hurting a lot, so I spent too much time on the couch, but at least I'm trying to check in to SparkPeople and planning for Girl Scouts. Yesterday was the day I ordered our troop's Girl Scout cookies. I ordered like over 1700 boxes of cookies yesterday! My troop is kickin' patootie!!!
It's so past time for bed. I need to start getting to bed earlier. Yeah, right...
Keep smilin', keep shinin', knowing you can always count on me, for sure! That's what friends are for!!!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I had a comment on my SparkPage today from LocoLinda:
"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
Taking responsibility is taking back your power in your life.
My power. In my life.
I have power? I CAN HAVE POWER!!!
Locolinda is FAR from loco! She is so right! I am not taking responsibility, and I've given away my power. I just opened my hand and let the wind carry it away, to whoever wanted it.
Uh, now I have to figure out how to get it back. I'm thinking... Hmmm... I'll blog about that tomorrow!
Have you lost your power? Have you not taken responsibility? Join me while I work through this, and reclaim my lost power. How are you going to reclaim yours? I think those of us who have lost our power might have circumstances that are as unique as we are!
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