It doesn't seem like I'm that close to the halfway point, but Monday was Day Thirteen. And it was a good day. I was on a high. After some dismal days last week, I bounced back on Saturday with the best tennis I've ever played. (That's not saying much, since I'm not very good, but I'm so happy to be improving.) I was tired after the tennis so Sunday was a low-impact recovery day with some arms work and some abs work.
Overall, we had a sucessful Tanzania adventure with Zara Tanzania Adventures. We did their thirteen day Kilimanjaro trek (via the Machame, or Whiskey, route) and Serengeti safari package. We made it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and we saw the "Big Five" (plus dozens of other wonderful animals) on safari. But there were a few times when we thought, "This could be better."
Eating healthy and trying to maintain a healthy weight are important for our overall well being. But there is now growing evidence that eating anti-inflammatory foods can reduce symptoms of chronic illness and even prevent heart disease.
It may sound odd to say that one of the bugs I've been bitten by is the writing bug, when I haven't posted any content on any blogs for a whole week. My writing has been offline and I've also been seriously considering how to go about writing full-time. My job will only last for a few more months and do I really feel like going back to another office? We'll have to wait and see.
I started feeling "ill" when I was eleven. Had a hard time falling
asleep, didn't feel as rested in the morning, was tired in school,
feelings of anxiety, back started to hurt a bit, and had some bathroom
troubles. Things didn't start to really bother me until I was about 14
though. I played a lot of sports up until then, but my energy levels
just weren't the same, and the muscle pain after playing would take too
long to go away. Not to mention my bathroom troubles were starting to
turn into painful nightmares. So my mother took me to the doctor. They
image courtesy of A Gluten Free Guide
When Starbucks announced at the end of April that they would begin carrying a gluten-free option in their coffee houses, the gluten free community rejoiced. After years of letters and petitions, our voices were finally being heard.
As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be - especially when you are living with an illness that isn't easily recognizable to the average person (an invisible chronic illness). It seems to me that "dating" isn't the real problem, it's trying to have a "relationship" that can become complicated.
Seriously? Why is it that in order to be guaranteed health care in this country you have to be in the last third of your life? The most expensive part of your life in terms of medical and healthcare?
You know, we don't say thank you often enough. I wrote and called and encouraged others to write and call and you listened!
You voted with all of the other democrats in the HELP committee to address real health reform and you should be proud. I don't know how Senator Burr voted (continued)
Are you getting enough vitamin D? Would you know if you weren't? Apparently, most of us are deficient in vitamin D, and that is putting us at greater risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, some types of cancer, diabetes, and possibly other chronic medical problems (like asthma, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis).
You might be surprised to learn how important vitamin D is to your overall health, and how easy it is to make sure you're getting enough.