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The sorta bad news
Went to see my doctor today. I'd been experiencing some joint pain and incredibly awful foot pain, especially during exercise, so I thought I'd visit the doc and see what was happening. What she told me was not really what I wanted to hear. It's... Read more
A work-free summer? Yes, please!
Good news/weird news: I'm not working this summer!
This means I'm free to do all the things I can't do during the year. Like work out every day.
I had to take a break from working out pretty much all of last month because... yes, I got... Read more
Worked out for another 35 minutes today. It's really difficult to do it in the living room, because it's a small space. My apartment isn't small, but it's not very big either, and my coffee table is massive. It's one of those cool coffee tables ... Read more
Today, I feel powerful and capable.
I am a very confident person. But having an awareness of these feelings is exciting.
I realized something. I have always tried so hard to just focus on eating better, and it has always been incredib... Read more
Life post-surgery (The Little C)
So I had surgery about a month ago. Everything was fine, no complications. The results, however, are less than pleasant.
I have pre-cancer. At this point I only have a 5% chance of getting full-blown cancer, but it's still a pretty big deal... Read more
Life is chaos, as usual. But! I have time for some updates.
While I haven't been tracking food (and haven't been... like a slacker) I am getting back on track. Lots of salads! Now that my husband has clearance to make all the salads he want... Read more
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Beyond
Hard to believe over a month has gone by since I was here! Life has just been a bit overwhelming since Thanksgiving.
First we had to fix the car. The whole car debacle made Thanksgiving very hectic and therefore it was a shortened trip. It... Read more
Well, I thought I had relief. Still feeling sick off and on. I am definitely getting the sense it's stress related, but happens more when I'm ANTICIPATING something than when I am IN a stressful situation.
I think much of the stress of thi... Read more
My body is in remission from... whatever was wrong with it. At least for now. I can't say that going gluten free helped, because I definitely didn't give up gluten 100% of the time. Perhaps it needed a temporary detox or something.
I am als... Read more
I have officially begun my gluten free diet. I will start by saying... it is not fun.
I've done it before. In high school, when I was suddenly allergic to everything, I stopped eating gluten. It was horrible, and didn't last long, because t... Read more
Good news! and not-so-good news
So I went to the doctor yesterday, for this never-ending mystery sickness. She said she doesn't know what's wrong with me. She seemed irritated that I stopped eating vegetables, but I think if she were in my shoes... she'd do the same thing, at ... Read more
Progress. Sort of.
It's Saturday! And we all know why Saturdays are awesome. I get to sleep in... and I get to relax when I eat. I have never appreciated this more, since going on this adventure into Mysterious Illness-ville. I've had my fill of low-sodium soup an... Read more
I am still sick. For a few days I was actually getting better. Little by little, feeling like a normal person. I never regained my energy but I could feel the antibiotics doing their job and all the probiotics in the yogurt did their job. The sl... Read more
Thoughts on motivation
For the first time in my life I have something to be truly motivated about. You see, I actually don't care that much about being overweight, at least on the surface. I am quite happy being a plus-sized woman, because it's never kept me from real... Read more
I'm just going to admit it... this was not a great week. Parts of it were quite bad.
Now, people that know me, know that unsolicited advice is a quick way to piss me off. So if I say I had a bad week, just let me have my feelings. Don't gi... Read more