Ok so confidence is at an all time low so I have put on make up and it has surprisingly made me feel better. I am going to do it everyday this week and hopefully from then on to boost my confidence and make me feel like I am worth it 1 day ago
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a follow-up visit with a local specialist (through my family doctor’s referral). 5 days ago
And one more goal to push to the front.
I made two tiny steps of progress in the last weeks:
I ditched a pair of comfortable but unflattering pants, and I bought some nice perfume while at the airport.
Now on to really take care of myself and let myself have clothes I like and wear! 1 week ago
I can definitely improve the quality of food I am consuming… but on the huge plus side, I finally got an eye exam done! And received an updated contacts AND glasses prescription.
So now to order contacts. And, this would be huge: a new pair of glasses. I haven’t gotten a new pair in about 12 years. Partly due to the bother involved and partly due to my complaining about the expense, since I need super special everything due to my particular eyesight… but hey, I have sight. There’s a gratitude journal entry right there… 2 weeks ago
to mention that I got my cholesterol numbers from testing done the other day, & that they are very good—both the raw numbers & the ratio of “good” to “bad” cholesterol (I am managing it through diet, not medication, which is something that I am proud of). smile3 weeks ago
to get checked out at the ER Thursday evening when I experienced unusual pain & – after seemingly innumerable tests – it seems that all is well. Although there’s still no certainty about what caused the pain, all the Really Bad Things have been ruled out, so I can follow-up with my family doctor in the coming week.
Why I’m posting this under “take better care of myself” is that I might have written it off &/or waited it out, for a variety of reasons, including concern that I was over-reacting, frustration with previous ER experiences, worry over costs & insurance, my having a full schedule the next day (& knowing that it would almost certainly be disrupted), & – at a larger scale – my overall disgust with our very broken healthcare “system” in the U.S.
Still and all, I managed to get myself there to get checked out, & it’s a relief not to be in pain now. 3 weeks ago
my twice-a-year teeth cleaning & dental exam (“Look, Ma; no cavities!” grin)—& scheduled the next appointment for six months hence. 1 month ago
Bright Idea. I really like the thought of rising to the day and right away greeting it with new energy. I like the simplicity of this picture, as I can get distracted with too much information on one page. I can add this to my phone’s home screen and see it very morning as a reminder to great the morning, and hopefully feel more energized to start my day.
Credit: Facebook Page, Sowing the Future1 month ago
Sometime next week, I will write up a routine list for the morning/noon/night, so that I have a physical, visual list that I can keep at arm’s reach all day, and mark off when I complete different things. I tend to get all gong-ho on a health/workout/eating kick, and I inevitably start to do less and less, and ultimately stop. I have trouble keeping up the motivation and routines. I want to change this, but it is difficult for me. I find that lists in notebooks near me help the best during the day.
Lately, I have been eating very well. For example, tonight, I made giant, stuffed portabella mushroom tops. The stuffing was a sautéed mix of: shrimp, celery, red/yellow/orange peppers, onions, the gills inside the mushroom and a creamy, spiced goat cheese that my sister wasn’t going to eat and gave to us. I steamed a stir-fry mix of frozen veggies, and made a salad, too! Yum. My mom and son loved it! Good food is gooood. I have been keeping better nutrition choices in mind, not that I have a bad diet by any means (unless the fast-food bug bites me). I have been avoiding wheat/gluten an dairy, and have been trying to buy food items labeled as GMO-FREE, and the like. We have also been buying most of our meat in organic form. All-in-all, nutrition is my best area.
HEALTHY is the new SKINNY! :)
On the sleeping front, I suck. With my son home all day now, I don’t have any me time anymore…unless it is after he goes to sleep (it is currently almost 2:30AM). I love sleep, I do, but, I think I love quiet me time even more. I can’t get on 43T at any other time. And, 43T is a big part of my Sanity Diet! Sanity has been lacking the last couple of weeks. My hormone levels must be very off. I have been trying to take my daily supplements, but I am awful at it. Two days ago, I started taking a thyroid health supplement; hopefully makes some kind of change in my stress levels and general demeanor.
I have been starting to work out and trying to move everyday…even if it’s just numerous sets of various exercises for fifteen minutes or so. I like doing exercise moves during commercial breaks if I am watching at TV show. I found a new appreciation or the dreaded commercial breaks. I have also been keeping up with my 200 Squats Challenge (after the 200 Sit Ups I did). I need to start adding in cardio, along with daily Yoga or Pilates. I plan to start jogging again next month. I want to get my mom and kiddo out with me, moving and enjoying the fresh air and sunlight.
When it comes to drinking more water, I think I am doing well. I can always do better, but I am drinking a proper amount. I need to start putting apple cider vinegar in my water everyday, away from my supplements. I feel much better with that added in.
By this time next year, I plan on looking nothing but smokin’, bangin’ hot! ;) ...AND FEELING EVEN BETTER THAN THAT!! 1 month ago
This is ridiculous!
I was just sick in March. Something is not right. My mom has been telling me that she thinks my thyroid running low; hypothyroidism. She has been dealing with the worst case of hypothyroidism – Hashimoto’s Disease, so she knows much about the stupid little gland in the neck that causes so many problems.
I have had my levels checked a few times over the years, and I jave always been just OK…right on the cusp of needing further tests done. The majority of doctors really don’t like to test thyroid levels, and really dislike doing a full battery…you usually have to request them.
The past week, I have not been able to get out of bed to save my life. A few days there, I was getting up at 11:30AM, which, yes, I’m stressed, but I never wake up that late. I’m cold all the time, especially my hands and feet. My hair, skin and nails are a mess, and I can’t lose any weight. I haven’t been very hungry, and have just been a zombie lately.
Since I have been sick, I took my temperature this morning before I got out of bed, and it read a whopping….96.8º Yea, so I’m barely alive. My mom told me I need to start taking a supplement for thyroid support, which I have, and need to make sure I take every day. Maybe something will change. This is just so dang irritating. 1 month ago
I am better able to take care of others, when I’m in fit fighting form… 2 months ago
Not with my arsenal!
Tomorrow, it will be a week that this crap has been creeping around my insides. I can now add acute laryngitis and coughing fits to my sinusitis. I had little to no voice all day yesterday. I never realzed how painful a couch can be when your throat is swollen with laryngitis. Ouch!
Today, I need to get in:
Tumeric Tea ×2
Apple Cider Vinegar ×like 6
Oil of Oregano (awful stuff, but way good for me) ×1
Coconut Oil ×2
Garlic ×a bunch
My handful of supplements
Tons of water, grape juice and hot tea!
My mom grabbed these two products from Broncolin; honey eucalyptus drops with plant extracts; honey syrup with natural plant extracts and propolis (not the best-tasting syrup, but so many good things in them-can’t hurt).
Also, need to keep being good at avoiding gluten and dairy. I haven’t had either in awhile now. :) I know if I go to the dark side, I will feel even worse.
I have been pretty much sleeping in an upright position the last few night…helps a bit. I’m tired of this junk! This is the same stuff my mom went into the clinic for to get antibiotics, because she couldn’t take it anymore. I refuse to go the antibiotics route. That’s just a cycle of high Candida that I don’t care to have. I feel better from the beginning of the week. Hopefully it keeps going well, and I feel me again soon. 3 months ago
I think I am doing pretty well with this goal. In the beginning of January I signed up for bootcamp sessions and doing it since. I lost some weight, although there is still a lot to go and my overall fitness level increased a lot. What I still would like to do is go for running on my own, because this is still which I am not that good at. I am getting tired easily while running and not too fast.
Foodwise it’s much better as well, I am not ordering food for lunch anymore, only for breakfast, although I know I should stop it too, but still couldn’t find out what would be my favorite choice for a healthy breakfast. I am not drinking fizzy drinks anymore, Red Bull very rarely (I used to have it daily) and haven’t seen McDonalds and the likes for ages. I am eating much less crap food then before.
Still drinking lots of still water (low in sodium) and occasionally green tea as well.
Also had lots of massages lately, not really sure if it’s any health benefit, but it was definitely good for my body. Some more sauna would be still good especially because I have one in my house.
Went to dermatologist and dentist last November, now soon it’s time to go for a check-up again. Still not visited the gynaecologist though.
I used to have excruciating pain during my period, but since I started bootcamp the pain is entirely gone and I stopped taking those extrastrong painkillers. Also stopped taking allergy medicine a year ago, although sometimes I sneeze a lot, I am mostly ok. 3 months ago
Within the last two-three months, I have caught a few different nasty bugs. It seems to be a much more common occurance just recently…which is surprising, because I have been hounding myself on getting back to healthier routines and habits. I don’t know what’s up.
At the moment, I believe I have a sinus infection driving me batty. I feel like someone knocked me in the nose a few times. Awful feeling. This all started Sunday night.
This morning, I went all home remedy on this crap! Apple Cider Vinegar, Emergen-C, Oil of Oregano, Tumeric Tea, Molasses, and numerous vitamins. I tried to drink tons of water during the day, but didn’t get in as much as I wanted to. I did enjoy a cup of Kumbucha Tea with lemon and honey. I have so many concoctions in my body today.
Tomorrow, I will do the same, but add more to the list and be on top of it.
I think sleep is the best option for me right now. Nighty-night, my lovelies. Zzzzz…. 3 months ago