So, if you hang around people with a chronic illness, sooner or later you will hear the word "flare." Basically a flare is the onset symptoms. Sometimes, it can resolve quickly. Sometimes, it lasts for a while. Today started with a severe IBS episode which lasted for hours. Of course, exhaustion sets in after that.… Continue reading Inverse Psoriasis Flare
There is a difference between dieting and eating well. Diets are restrictive, dictating, and usually unsustainable. In my opinion, Keto, Paleo, any of the crazy elimination diets are not good. While a diet will work in the short-term, for me, I always gained more. This time is very different. I am not dieting. I am… Continue reading Eating Well and Activity
I always dread when people say, "You must feel so much better having lost 70 pounds!" (Okay 69.5) I would have to lie and say that I do. I didn't. While I could get between cars in a parking lot, bend over and tie my shoes, I didn't feel better. I hurt—every joint. My whole… Continue reading In a Good Place
Health coaches and fitness coaches, this post is for you. Don't tell fat people that the scale doesn't matter. It does. It matters--specifically to me. I spent my life hearing snide remarks, the backhanded compliments, and the insults about my weight. So often, I heard well-meaning family members say something like, "You would be so… Continue reading Don’t tell me the scale doesn’t matter!
Feelin' Sassy YAY! It is Saturday! It is also after 8 pm, and I am just now checking in with everyone. So, instead of drinking coffee and eating breakfast, I am eating roasted Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower, potato, zucchini, bell pepper, and fennel for dinner. (I try and have some meatless meals to help with my… Continue reading 9.5.2020 Check-in Day
So much to talk about today!!! Today was a marathon of three doctors' appointments today. I am very hopeful about my health. And I am thrilled to say that my changes in lifestyle are manifesting very positive results. And I am still a crazy lady with a cat. So, I saw the derm today. We… Continue reading This Girl is Going Off Her Meds!
So, this week was pretty amazing. First, the biggest news of all, yes, I am still talking about my A1C. It is down to 5.7. I am seeing my doctor on Monday. I am hoping that I go off meds. There are some trouble spots in my labs. You can read all about it here… Continue reading 8.29.2020 Check-in
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers, psychologist/humanist. I was reading in one of my FB groups, and someone wrote something about self-love being great and all, but what if you can never love yourself. Wow…this statement shook me to the core. I… Continue reading Perfect with Imperfection
Well, YAY! for me! My weight is going back in the downward direction. I lost 2.4 pounds yesterday. Yes, yes, it is mostly water. I don't care. It is still 2.4 pounds back off me. So, I also crossed the 50-pound mark again. I have 10.8 pounds left to get me where I was. I… Continue reading Going Down…
After over a week of feeling like death from sheer fatigue, I am finally feeling somewhat better. When I say fatigue, I don't mean I am tired. Getting more sleep will not help. Fatigue is a symptom of an auto-immune issue. I did, at one point, get a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.… Continue reading Feeling better…sorta