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Taking Control! (I hope)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

By starting Spark People, I started taking control of my weight.
Now, how to take care of my asthma. Yes, I use a maintenance inhaler, and also a rescue inhaler as needed. But, I need to control my environment better. I was on a deck with a friend when her husband decided to mow around the perimeter of the deck. I have not known about my asthma until recently, but when I felt my chest tightening, I should have immediately thought 'asthma' rather than assuming it was a momentary feeling. I should have then immediately left, or at least asked to go inside, and yes, I should have used the rescue inhaler right away. I am still learning.
I deep cleaned my bedroom, put allergen protective covers on my pillows and washed my sheets in hot water. So, as with my weight control, it is a process. I need to track episodes like I track foods. I need to evaluate the benefits of getting an air filter, just like I need to evaluate the need for a Spark coach, over and above the free recording of exercise and food intake. I would have preferred to not deal with everything at once, but that is life.
One day at a time, I guess.
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1STEPBACK 10/19/2013 6:18AM

    Sparky you have just put to words what I am going through with the newly diagnosed RA ... the doc wants me to recognize when I am flaring and start a 15 round of Prednisone but there is such a learning curve to the whole thing! How am I supposed to know that a headache at the back of my head is actually a swollen lymph and joint pain is sure to follow... and also wouldn't be nice if things could just happen in an orderly fashion :D

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SILVER1369 8/25/2013 8:00PM

    Very true! One day at a time and step by step!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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