It's been awhile since my last blog post so I think I really need to get a move on it!
I quit losing weight for a bit and bounced the same 5 pounds around. I can't call it a plateau because I really wasn't doing anything to lose it. I wasn't eating like a pig
or anything, but I wasn't tracking what I ate either. I'm back to tracking now.
I think I'll make it a point to track at least 2 days a week if/when I lose the desire to track.
I haven't been watching my sleep
so much either. In my defense I've had some high pain days, but mostly it's because I haven't been sticking to my schedule. I either don't feel tired or I am sitting up obsessing over the latest novel I'm editing!
Ah, yes, SO I proofread a Novel for a random author at the beginning of 2013. By the end of 2014 my proofreading progressed into editing! She convinced me I was good enough to get paid. (Nope, she doesn't pay me! And I'll never ask her to!) Anyway, I set a resolution to myself to have just ONE paid editing job in 2014. It's only the middle of march and I'm working on number 7!
I've made anywhere from $100 to $250 per book and no one has tried to haggle yet, so I think I'll just keep upping it until they do! lol :)
I've also been selling AVON but I haven't been focusing on that as much as I would like to!! I really need to work on my social skills so I can approach people about it! I'm going to leave some flyers and stuff around and give out 'coupons' and stuff and hope that boosts sales.
Tomorrow I am going to 'meet' my grandmother I haven't seen since I was a small child. There's a long story there I'm not going to get into on here. I'm a bit nervous. Worried I'll talk myself out of it.
Yesterday I walked 1.5 miles. My feet hurt and my back was killing me, but I did it! I'm going to have to work on it and figure SOMETHING out because I've gone and done something crazy. I paid $40.00 and signed up for The Color Run!
I hope my pain doesn't kick in and ruin everything for me! If I believed in it, I would PRAY that my pain would go away forever! I am hoping so much that certain factors are and will be at play to cause it to lessen.
First, I was on 20mg of Ambien for 7+ years! I lowered that down to 5mg over a period of time. When I noticed my pain was lessening, I researched if that could possibly be it....I'm skeptical of everything I read online because you can find anything you look for on there....anyway, I found a lot of people saying that longterm use and overuse (I had both!) can mimic symptoms of fibromyalgia! From the pain to the memory loss/ brain fog! All of that has improved. Not gone away, but improved.
Second, I was put on Cymbalta for depression, but that is also used to treat chronic pain like that caused by Fibromyalgia.
Third, I've been making sure to move around and exercise MOST of the time!
There are other things it could be ....it could be seasonal, and that means it would/could get worse in the summer!
It could also be that I'm in remission. It happens to a lot of people with fibro, they seemingly get "better" and then weeks, months, or years later it attacks them again.
AND/OR it could be a combination of every single one of those things!!
I'm hoping the exercise I'm doing and the strength training (not much, but working on it) I do will help me if and when the pain does come back full force.
I do need to get shots in my feet and neck because those still hurt, bad, alllll the time! And I need to find out if there's some kind of back brace I can wear that will help my back to not hurt so bad when I walk, workout, or just in general! I have "degenerative joint disease"...degenerative discs, degenerative joints & narrowed discs in my lower back. It's strained when I am standing/walking for any length of time.
I wish I could convince SUPER_CIARA to move here so I had a workout buddy!! lol She is coming for the
though, so I'm excited for that!
I also joined a Biggest Loser challenge here on spark. (It's NOT a rush to lose your weight ASAP kind of thing!) It's actually pretty cool. I like that I'm accountable to an entire team's outcome....it should keep me very motivated! Already this week I did 17.5 minutes of strength training (more that I usually do! I know it doesn't sound like a lot...it's not...but baby steps) and I did it for the team minutes! So this should be great for me :)
I decided 9pm was my new bedtime routine time, so I'm off to post a new challenge in my team's forum and then I'm off to read!
ANYWAY, I guess that's all, it's so much to read so I won't blame anyone if they don't!!