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Friday, February 17, 2012

Work it


So I haven't written anything in a few days. Just have been a little busy. Over all life is going pretty well. Just had my Copaxone injection in the belly area. Tonight it wasn't too bad. guess I'm just getting use to it. This week I have been getting back into exercise. Dragged out the weighted hula hoop. Love that sucker!! Been eating Gluten free for three weeks now and it seems to be going well. Tonight I did have some baked chips with low fat cheese. I need to get rid of this dairy lol. Does not agree with me at all!! It was easier to give up Starbucks than cheese!! Well I will continue to try my best. Never give up on me.

I saw this photo and it just spoke to me. What does it mean to you? To me it means I can sit on my butt and complain or I can get up and take what it is that I want in life. I just love to listen to people complain about crazy stuff they can control. With MS you have to lean how to manage,not really controlling it completely. When it comes to your health in other aspects,for example food,you do have control. We can choose to be defeated or take the cake by the horns and say no lol!! Omg lets do not talk about cake!! I have a serous sugar addiction that I have to manage. I have learned that once a week I can have a lil something to keep it at bay. Maybe like some Nutella covered strawberries for example. Especially when it's that time if you know what I mean. Clean eatting is super important to me so during the week that is my focus.

Tomorrow is Saturday and I work. Gonna be about that time to start getting into the yard again. The weeds are getting bad. There is nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass!! I love it! Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and remember that if you really want something bad enough all you gotta do is put in a lil work. Make take a while but you are worth the wait. :)


Amy Sleep

        

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sweets and what they do to MS



 As I sit here on my couch snuggled with my beagle Jack,I'm thinking of all the stuff I should be doing lol. Just got done watching The Today Show and now about to watch The DR.'s. Of course it's a Valentines Day special. We won't be going out tonight with the crowd. Totally past that! I would rather stay home and have my husband cook and serve me a nice healthy dinner!! We are gonna have some collards,lean pork chops,oven roasted veggies and my husband wants Key Lime pie. I won't be eating it cus it has gluten and unwanted sugar. I can tell my moods get way off when I over do it on the sugar or even sugar free stuff. I get these weird sensations in the back of my head. Like an itch I just can't get to. My memory acts up as well. With MS you really gotta stay off of the Splenda and sugar substitutes. It breaks down the lining that covers our nerves. Once that is broken down it sends mixed messages through out our body. Thus causing twitches,loss of eye site,numbing  and or burning sensations in our limbs, sensitivity to cold or heat ect..ect.. sooo it's not worth it lol. OMG I miss my diet cherry Dr. Pepper!!! Lifestyle changes are a must. I wanna live a long healthy life. Do I have my moments? WHY YES! Lol,but I have been keeping it to a minimal and am feeling much better.

Think I am finally coming to terms with this Chronic Nerve business. No we are not completely friends but I think we can learn to be neighbors. No I won't bother to knock on your door and ask to watch a movie with ya,nor will I wanna come over and borrow a cup of sugar! You can keep it, If I see that you try and sneak in through a window I will shove you down the fire escape. :) Fight you with all that I have. Will not be defeated.

Enjoy this day with your love.If your love is far then send him or her well wishes. If you don't have one then treat yourself!!

Thanks for reading my blog <3


Monday, February 13, 2012

Rainy day

It's one of those stay on your couch and in your jammies kind of day! Nasty as all get out once you step outside of my door. Got up this morning and lounged for a bit,then did some cleaning. that's when the fatigue and leg wanted to start acting up. I took a lunch break and then decided coffee and some good music was a must!! One of my favorite songs right now is by Flo Rida..Good Feeling. Not only is he a good looking guy but this song and video hits me when I watch it. In some parts of his video he is jogging or doing some sort of exercise. Working out makes such a difference mentally and physically. Today mine was cleaning and having a concert on my couch lol. Go Flo!!!!

Well I think after every good rain shower comes a nice rainbow once that sun decides to peek out. I'm trying so hard to get use to my new life. I have lost a lil bit of weight and have been feeling more energetic on most days. This is good!!

I'm also learning that foods can be a powerful tool in my journey. Like today for example, I had a gluten free burrito for lunch. It sent me crashing afterwards!!! Lesson learned. Stick to real food if I wanna stay awake and function like a normal person.


I'm still waiting on some blood work to come back from over a month ago. Went to Houston to visit a specialist at Baylor Medical Center. So far no word. Think it's time for a call.


Well I hope your Monday turned out just fine and if not just realize that there is a rainbow at some point in your own personal journey. All you gotta do is look for it. May not be any gold...lol but hey you never know!


Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wonder Woman?

I may vent here just a bit so bare with me.....

Today was a great day! I get to go to work later than normal.Enjoyed my morning coffee and got to watch the Today Show before work. Didn't realize it came on on Sat. mornings. That was nice. 
Had a nice productive day at work and fit in a couple of new clients. Worked a little later than expected but that's ok! I love my job. Well after that we went to the in-laws and I got to visit my lil nephew. Ohhh he is a doll!! So sweet and loves to cuddle. I didn't visit too long but we had fun.
When I got home I decided to drag out the vaccum. In the middle of my cleaning streak it decides to go out. So I sweep my rugs and floors as best as I can. My legs are bothering me by this point but nothing major. A couple of hours go by and BAM!! Both legs wanna fall asleep all the way down to my feet. Fatigue sit in...

Note to self. I need to listen to my body. I just can't keep going like freaking Wonder Woman! All I did was sweep the dang floor LOL!!! Humm. So now I'm in my bed with my feet up. Tomorrow this mess better be gone. I am a tough cookie and can handle most days but I will not go by a cane or end up in a wheelchair just to clean my house. SCREW IT!! LMHOOoooo.

Plans for tomorrow. Sit on my bum and do some stretching. My eating has still been good and that scale is going down! Personal victory for today. I fit into a pair of my smaller jeans!! Yes! I win lol ;)

Hope everyone has a great weekend and please take care of you cus nobody else is gonna do it!! 


Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Day

Valentines Day is approaching us. We don't normally make a big deal over it. The holidays were  just here and my birthday is comming up in March. I just wanna stay home and put my feet up while my husband cooks for me :) Sure there may be a big mess to clean up,but that's ok. Would much rather do that then go out with all of the crazy folk. Having MS just makes me wanna stay home and relax away from crowds and noise. We use to go to the movies quite often. Once to twice a week. The last couple of times was either on a Monday or Tuesday. Both times my husband had to get up and ask people to ssssshut up! LOL why pay to sit and talk? I just don't get it. Maybe my age is catching up. Now that being said, any woman would love to be swept off of their feet for Valentines Day or just any day for that matter. We are alot more simpler than men realize! Foot rubs,lil candy or a simple go CLEAN my kitchen would be awesome!! :0)

Ok trying not to go into that subject too much. It's love day weekend after all. I have to say one of the most memorable V Day gifts I ever received was when my husband and I were first dating. We worked at Mcdonalds. That's how we met years ago. I was at home and he came over with a heart shaped pancake and a poem. He use to write for me all the time. We still have our box of love letters and pictures we would draw each other. Sweet hu? Yep sure was!

So do something nice for your sweetie this Valentines. Please feel free to share your plans for love day!! Have a great weekend! Ps if my husband is reading this...please no candy!! Watching my girlish figure!! However diamonds are free in Weight Watcher points lol. Just kidding!! ;)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Peanut Butter Freak

 Another pretty good day! Towards the end of work my right leg wanted to give out again. Just falls asleep on me lol. About 3:00 I wanted to fall over due to fatigue but it got better. ;)
Well eating wise went great again today. Breakfast was gf cereal with,blueberries,banana and Almond milk. Not sure if I'm a fan of that stuff just yet. One cup of coffee. Normally have two. Go me lol. Lunch was leftover lean beef tips with brown rice and veggies. Threw in another banana for a snack. Dinner was at the Cracker Barrel. Had a huge oven roasted turkey salad. However when I got home that craving hit! I wanted something sweet!! Hit the fridge and see the peanut butter!! Holly cow I want it right off the spoon lol. Mmm this is my favorite brand. No added sugar or salt. Good stuff! The chunky is great as well! When I was super active,before my fatigue and other issues, I would have at least two tbsp of this stuff every dang day!! Slowly I weened myself off. Oh it was hard. had to do it though. PB did not agree with my belly! Now once a month I have a weird snack. I get Reese's pb cups and Doritos nacho chips. Well I take one bite of my pb cup then take a chip and scoop out the pb from my pb cup!! Omg sooo good lol! I know I'm a freak. Can't help it. Yum!

Sitting here on my couch and ending the night with a heating pad on my leg. Feels great! Thanks for reading my blog!! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Expresso is a no go!

 This morning was feeling pretty good. Had a huge headache last night and was hoping it wasn't a start of a relapse. Haven't had one like that in a good while. You know those kind that make you wanna slap somebody lol. Grrr. Locked myself up in my room with my laptop and decided to have a nice cup of hot chocolate and like 20 mini marshmallows lol. To my surprise it went away about 20 min or so after my yummy cup of goodness. Tonight it's back. Humm. May need more hot chocolate lol. I'm trying to cut this sugar habit and it's soooo hard!! So this morning for breakfast I had two eggs and a slice of Gluten free bread,and of course some coffee on the side. Need to up the protein as well. I can't and won't give up my coffee!! Flat out! :) Well before lunch I decide that a pick me up is needed to fight this fatigue. I pull out this lil Low cal no sugar number and decide to give it a shot. WOW!! Strong stuff it is!! Ps as you can see it has no sugar. Omg sooo.. lol..I take three small swigs and can do no more. Gag me,puke!! LOL. It's reg coffee all the way for this girl!! My boss decided to take it over and she added Splenda. Said it helped a whole lot lol.

Later, after my failed attempt to gain some energy from my lil can, It was lunch time. The lil bit of that drink gave me another dang headache! Well I pull out my lunch and it's sooo good! Left overs from last night. Stuffed portabella mushroom and a side of extra lean hamburger beef,with veggies and topped with tomatoes. LOVVVVEE tomatoes! Yum yum! Lunch filled me up till dinner. On my way home from work and here comes another freaking headache. :( Dinner was good. Beef tips with veggies over lemon pepper brown rice

Just wanna share my recipe for stuffed mushrooms cus it was gooood!

Take your mushroom and clean them off.
set oven at 400 deg
on the stove brown your meat,onion,garlic and bell pepper
Place just the mushroom in the oven for bout ten min or so
After the meat is done turn stove top off and take any kind of low fat or ff cream cheese and mix it in
I used,I think lol,laughing cow jalapne'o spread cheese. Low fat.
Stuff your mushroom and top with low fat or ff cheddar cheese
Stick back in the oven for 10 to 15 min.

Sooooo easy soooo good!! Even better the next day!
Gluten free seems to be working well for me. Please feel free to share this link and spread the word on MS awareness! Your comments are appreciated!
 :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Nutella!!

 This morning I was craving chocolate!! We have had this Nutella in our home for about a month. I have only gotten into it once! This is a big deal because I love it. Try to keep this out of my home for that very reason,but somebody went grocer shopping and decided to grab some. Cough..cough..husband!! LOL You can do all kinds of things with this stuff. One of my favorite ways is to freeze it. Learned that by accident too! Was sticking the devil chocolate in the freezer to get it outta site. Normally I dump trigger foods in the trash. Not afraid to do it either!! However I just could not make myself throw out the Nutella!! You are the devil.
Ps. It's gluten free too. Not sugar free though.

Well last night I made us some lettuce wraps and stuffed mushrooms. Oh that was a huge hit! Totally enjoyed the stuffed mushroom! It was so much food I could not finish it. I think I will keep posting my foods to keep me on track! Lunch today will be the leftover lettuce wrap. Mmm.

Yesterday was a good day. It started out with numbness in my right arm. Been dealing with it for 4 days now. Getting on my nerves but it's not a life or death situation. Just give it a slap every so often and say WAKE UP DANG IT!!! LOL. Hopefully the changes in my diet will help with these weirdo symptoms. Nutella? Well maybe you need to go. Once a month treat? Maybe so :)

If you have any thoughts please feel free to share. Thanks! :)


Monday, February 6, 2012

Pizza! Or is it?

This is what we had for dinner last night!! GF cauliflower pizza! You can find this crust on Recipegirl.com. I am not a cauliflower girl. Yuck, but this was soooo good! Don't knock it till you try it folks!! My husband even ate three slices. It will be done again cus I love pizza. The only different think I did was add some parm to the pizza crust for a little added flavor. Anything tastes better with cheese on it right lol?? My only complaint was that I should had let the crust cook just a bit more for that crispy effect.

Each week I need to step out of my box food wise. veggies are my sure down fall,and I gotta sneak them in as much as possible. We have some asparagus in the fridge that needs to be dug out. Now who doesn't like bacon wrapped asparagus? Anything wrapped in bacon is good lol. However we won't be going there! Maybe with a little olive oil,garlic,salt and pepper all toasted in the oven would be just fine. Also have some mushroom caps that need to be cleaned up and stuffed with lean beef and maybe more cheese lol. Not really good to have all the dairy when it comes to MS. That is sooo hard for me. Love my cow cheese! I just try and limit it as much as possible.

Well wish me luck on dinner for tonight! Asparagus and mushroom caps it is :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Staying Gluten Free

This is my third week doing the GF Lifestyle. So far so good. Not gonna sugar coat it and say I have been perfect for sure! Lots of good foods are GF,some are not so healthy. Just take a peek at my desert here lol. With my MS and my husband recently being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes we have no choice but to be good to ourselves. He has done really well the past two weeks and has joined WW. Very proud of him.Now we can take this journey together.

During the week we have been trying to focus on lean meats,fruits and veggies. Turned down cupcakes at a party last night! Go me! That's huge! I loveee cake lol. However I decided to have a lil bit to drink. Was the first time doing that while being on my meds. I have asked my MS friends on their take when it comes to liquor and moderation is key. Wasn't sure how I was gonna wake up this morning,but I slept all night for the first time in a while!! No I'm not gonna become a brunkerd :)
Just good to know that if I wanna have a bit it will be ok!! Know my limits. Your a lil loopy anyway when it comes to MS so it doesn't take much.

Hanging out with the girls was fun and should be done more often! Last night was a shower for a coworker and great friend of mine. Love ya G and I hope the after party was a success! Didn't get to go to that due to fatigue and well gotta have my daily nightly injection. This girl just can't party all night lol. Have to say getting use to the injection has taken some time but it's getting better.

Not to self for my weekend (Sunday through Tuesday) stay on the GF train and try to keep to mostly healthy clean choices! Enjoy the Super Bowl if that's what your doing today! I think I will take a peek at Madonna's performance!You never know whats gonna happen.


Friday, February 3, 2012

Coffee!!!

It's almost 8:15 and I am groggy from lack of sleep. My coffee hasn't kicked in just yet. I don't think I could do it without my coffee lol!!! Three or five years ago I would had snubbed my nose up at it. Now I will take it hot or cold please!! Anyway I can get it! The only bad thing is the coffee breath! Omg I hate that stench lol. When I have it at work I try and brush my teeth after or chew some gum. That is the worst thing I wanna smell is my own coffee breath! Another bad kind of breath is cigarette breath..Yuck! Ahhhaa look at me going on about breath lol.

One thing I will share is I'm weird about bodily fluids!! A freak lol. Not everybody knows this about me. My husband sure does and takes full advantage to test me at times!! I'm not gonna share some of those stories here but if your curious and you know me just ask lol.

Well it's Friday and I hope to have a pain free weekend! I'm just gonna keep on trucking with my coffee by my side. The Super Bowl is on Sunday and we may hang out with family and just chill.
A stop at Starbuck's will be in order!!

Make it a great weeken no matter what!