Saturday, July 25, 2009

Healthy Living Sure Takes A Lot Of Time And Energy...

Absent from the Blogosphere...that is because this healthy living phase I am going through is sucking up my every waking moment!

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).


TTFN...

8 comments:

Blindbeard said...

You get more than 5 hours of sleep?! I am so jealous. I get between 5 and 6 a night and everyone in the medical community is not happy about it. Not like I am doing cheers about it, but it just is.

Denver Refashionista said...

It gives me hope to hear you are doing so well. I am having a rough spell so I hope things will resolve themselves for me life they did for you.

Webster said...

I am so happy for you that you are feeling better. 15 pounds lost? Yippee and hurray! As for that last half mile straight up hills - can't you plan your route to go up one hill then over a block etc. to the top? On the other hand, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Stay cool!

Shauna said...

15 pounds!! Yay!!!

Please tell me you don't iron sheets.....

S.

Gerry said...

I was intrigued by your entry title. I kept looking and looking at it everytime I went past it on my bloglist, and finally I just had to come and read, because it's got to be true. I was thinking today let us ask all the seriously obese they were talking about on the news what they would do rather than eat if it was available to them, and I always think it has got to be intelligent reactive funny etc. people to talk to, so that was another reason I came to read--why pass up a good thing for very long? Gerry

Bubbie said...

Damn! I missed an op to make ado about your natal day? Well happy birth month then!
I'm happy to hear you are feeling so much better. (even with the heat?)
And the loss of poundage ...I'm impressed, and envious!

Jaime said...

15 lbs lost! Congrats on that. :) Boy it seems like forever since I left you a comment. I have not been the best blogger buddy...sorry about that. I am glad you are feeling better. Oh and 90's, I can get on board with that. It's 105 here today. Yuck!

You know one of these trips to Seattle we should get together for coffee or something. I am actually kind of surprised we have not met yet....between knowing some of the same people and all my involvement in the MS community in Seattle.

Anyway, it's great to get back here and see you doing well.

Take care,
Jaime

PedestrianCrossing-Colleen said...

How are you surviving the HEAT?! I'm in Houston and it seems Seattle has us beat.