That's right...if I'm not SHOPPING for healthy foods on my "Metabolism Miracle" plan, or PREPARING nutritious meals to dine on, or trying to give myself a cardiac arrest from walking 2.6 miles a day (and the last 1/2 mile is like scaling a building on the outside...straight up hills), or sucking down a gallon of water...well...I am SLEEPING! Yes, this healthy living is plain wearing me out. Who knew?!?
My walk takes me about an hour a day...preparing meals to take to work takes another 1/2 to an hour...and the fact I am actually SLEEPING now more than 5 hours a night just is cutting into my blogging/blog reading time. I never knew this was how "healthy" people lived...it's a me, me, me focus 24/7.
OK, I'm really NOT complaining here...I have now lost a grand total of 15 pounds (only need to drop the weight of a small Orca whale yet to go and I will be soooo svelte! Look out Shamu...you're not the only one trying to escape SeaWorld...) and I have more energy than I've felt for at least 6 years (that would be the entire time I'm been diagnosed with MS...if I really HAVE such a disease...hehe). I am very cautious of jinxing myself but...I think I feel somewhat "normal". Maybe *balanced* is a better word (although, I am ONLY speaking physically here...I remain a loose wing nut on the mental realm).
My bout of vertigo HAS seemed to resolve itself (thank you, Baby Jesus!) after religiously doing Epley Maneuvers every night before bed, causing waves of dizziness/nausea...I guess part of overcoming Benign Proxysmal Postural Vertigo is making yourself so incredibly ill from the treatment/exercises, when one finally does get up right again, the remaining dizziness feels like a cake walk! But the hidden *neener* point of this episode is, there is NO indication the vertigo has been caused by MS (so neener THAT, you stoopid disease!). It has resolved without any need for ongoing MS treatment drama. **Insert big round of applause**
My 45th birthday came and went without added drama, too...although there were gifts and a little party at my work place (thank you again, T-ster), the day and rolling that 4 to a 5 was uneventful.
There are soooo many other topics I *could* address here, but it is time for me to hit the hay again. No worries though...I WILL return soon to share my thoughts about the fine art of IRONING SHEETS and other hot topics! And speaking of *hot*...we ARE having what is predicted to be a record heat wave in the ol' Emerald City. It is suppose to go above 90 next week for a few days in a row. No. I haven't bought myself a portable AC. Leave it. I'm hoping the heat will melt off a few more pounds (diabolical plan, I know).