tree_talking: (books!)
I feel entirely positive about this year--considering how it started out, this is nothing short of a miracle--though I'm not entirely sure why. :-)

It might be my journey through goddess-based religion or it might also be the Tarot lessons or it might also be my family's journey towards Unitarian Universalism. It might be my burst of confidence and creativity. I don't know. I just feel like I shucked off a thousand pounds of baggage at some point.

That said, I've decided to hold off on any more vocal/drama auditions till I get my health under better control. I've gone into a period (starting TODAY) of avoiding sugar, and by sugar, I mean the crap that I really shouldn't eat, like cookies and candy. Bluh. It makes me feel like crap so I don't need it. I've figured out a schedule so that I can get to the gym four times a week.

Right now, I cannot sustain my breath for any decent amount of time, I cannot move well at the moment, and improving my health will help me do these things.

I've also decided to devote some more time to unfucking my habitat. I feel that I keep getting better in this regard, but I could always step it up a notch.

If these sound like new year's resolutions, I guess they might be, and it's about the right time...3 months after the year starts... ;)
tree_talking: (set my mind in motion by curtana)
The month of May has pretty much been a bust for anything except stress and tired. But today is my 16th wedding anniversary and we'll be going out to dinner tomorrow night. I'm really looking forward to that. I feel like I haven't seen my husband for weeks.

I'm back to focusing on my health. I know, I know, like you haven't all heard that before. But there are things I have to take care of and they'll be taken care of better if I'm as well physically as I can be.

Another thing that I'll be doing is trying to get my novel written. I just *can't* seem to finish it. Perhaps it's fear of failure...or of success. Who knows, I'm a strange duck.

I can tell that I'm worn out, though. I've got to get my imagination back in gear. I need to start playing the "what if" game and getting out for walks. I need to read books, as well.

To everyone I RP with, sorry for the flakiness. I'ma gonna do better. :)

My son's IEP meeting was yesterday. We made sure they UNDERSTOOD that Liam is not neurotypical and you can't MAKE him be neurotypical, so stop punishing him for stimming. Since he stims with sound, yes, it can be annoying but he HAS TO DO IT.

Man, sometimes people just don't get it but the woman in charge of the special education dept. was receptive to our concerns and we've got a couple of options we will be exploring for next year. Anything has to be better than this year. Liam has made himself physically ill with stress and now he HATES school. Oy.

I've rarely been more glad to see a school year end. Hallelujah.

Someday...

Aug. 13th, 2008 03:30 pm
tree_talking: (please try to understand)
I will stop freaking myself out because I didn't do something simple.

One should change the lancet on the glucose meter every century or so, self.

Remember this next time you don't eat anything and yet your sugars read 199+.

Check the strips that they are not old. Make sure you change the damn lancet.

*sigh*

Quickpost

Aug. 11th, 2008 01:58 pm
tree_talking: (nyanko chips by creamiiicandy)
Back "one day at a time"ing. Feel better already.

The past week was bonkers in many ways. This week will be better.

Plus, vacation next week! Maine coast ahoy!

*hugs to all*
tree_talking: (nyanko chips by creamiiicandy)
I discovered something!

When I exercise my blood sugar goes down! Like, a lot! OMG!

Yes, I know I've been diabetic forever. yes, I know they kept telling me this.

But I've never really checked before. Well, duh, self.

Totally making exercise part of my daily life. Totally. :)

How are YOU all doing?

Update...

Aug. 1st, 2008 01:28 pm
tree_talking: (the best icon EVAR)
Somehow, I lost 3 pounds between last night and this morning.

This brings my total poundage lost since I started the "One Day at a Time" eating habit to 9.

Nine. Dude, that's the most I've lost in forever.

I am *so* going to the gym tomorrow. :)
tree_talking: (nyanko fruit wrap)
It...has not been a great week, but it hasn't been horrible either. I am still making good food decisions 4 out of 5 times so I think that's pretty good. I've slipped on my water intake. I really need to spread those 8-10 glasses of water out over a longer period of time.

But I've been feeling sort of run down and tired. I'm wondering if it isn't PMS because it's almost time. I'd welcome it coming early this month so that I can NOT have that on my vacation. But onward and upward, as they say. I'm really digging strawberries these days.

The next big thing I need to add into my routines is time at the gym. I'm going to Maine the day after my birthday and I'll need to build up my walking time. Maine is a very 'walky' vacation.
tree_talking: (Default)
Hey!


My diet is getting better and better.

However, prayers and good thoughts and...hell, anything good you can throw at me would be appreciated.

I'm trying so hard, please let it pay off.
tree_talking: (nyanko fruit wrap)
One Day at a Time (no, not the one with Valerie Bertinelli), Day Three:

I feel so great, truly. I'm drinking water, avoiding sugar, and that's about it. Oh, and the Tea of Awesome.

My joints actually bend decently, I can walk a distance without a)getting winded, b) having excruciating calf pain. My blood sugar is coming down, and I'm AWAKE during the day, which is a big plus.

I have also lost three pounds of water weight. My pants aren't tight anymore. :D!

I am doing this for ME. I don't care if that three pounds is water-weight. I'll take it! I am losing weight for my health only, so I can be around for my husband and son. I'm going to take care of ME. I can't wait for anyone to do it for me.

I will concentrate on one day at a time, one meal at a time, one decision at a time. I will have my water each day and I will not eat anything that comes out of a drive through window.

Eventually, I will incorporate more fruit and vegetables into my diet. But that will come in time.

This time, I must succeed. And I will.

(wow, maybe I should have the music from a battle scene in LotR inserted here) :)
tree_talking: (Default)
I am drinking huge amounts of water. Also, The Tea from G. :)

Also, I am taking it one day at a time.

Very little sugar, no soda.

I really feel quite good. :)
tree_talking: (whine whine whine)
Sciatica SUCKS.

In a huge way.

Dammit.
tree_talking: (blog in HELL)
-Car making weird noise. Car fixed. Yay!

-Liam was complaining of pressure building up in his ear (needing to 'pop')last night. He said he was feeling better this morning and was dead set on going to school today (and the after-school program's water party), so we let him go. Me, I'm nervous as all hell, though. I don't want him having another ear infection and going on antibiotics once AGAIN. We put a couple of drops of castor oil in his ears each night, and it usually helps. We've prevented or cured at least one ear infection with diligent application of oil, so let's pray it works. ETA: my son has seasonal allergies and was very stuffy last night. Which is why his ears built the pressure up.

-Liam has an appointment with a new pediatrician on the 23rd, right before we go to Knoebels, which is our end-of-school celebration for him advancing another year.

-We had Liam's IEP meeting on the 31st of May. He's going to be advancing into the second grade. His reading and math levels are in the early-to-mid second grade level, and everything else is on par with his classmates, so he's doing really level. Also, instead of a "substantially seperate" classroom, they'll be integrating him more fully into the typical second grade classroom. We're so very proud of Liam and I'm very happy with the teachers at his school.

-Ryan (my brother) called me to let me know that Dad went to the hospital on Saturday with pneumonia--but it looks like Dad has asthma now, and also they're talking about sleep apnea as well. He's still in the hospital and I'm going to go visit tomorrow if he's not out by then. They're still deciding on a course of treatment.

-I've been unemployed since June 1st. We're ok at the moment, but I don't want to lose the decent lead we've had on our bills, so I hope I get something soon.

And...that's about it. Which is enough.
tree_talking: (distressed!)
So. Liam had a rough night, which I was attributing to teething (he's got big teeth pushing little teeth out in the front). He was pretty good when he woke up, until we asked him, "So, what do you want for breakfast?"

"No thank you, I'm not hungry."

Hubby and I just looked at each other because he NEVER says that. Not in the morning and not while he's getting ready for school. So...it was definitely home from school time.

Hubby took Liam to see the doctor.

Long story short, my son has scarlet fever.

I initially freaked out--then I found out it's simply a strain of strep. A fairly serious, but easy to treat strain nevertheless.

Still. Freaky. The first time I ever heard about scarlet fever was when I read the Little House on the Prarie books. For a horrible moment, I thought my son was going to go blind.

As it turns out, Liam will be on antibiotics for ten days and he should be fine, though we're going to have to wash everything he touches tomorrow before he can re-infect himself. He's still contagious now, so we'll wait till he's not before doing the Mad Cleaning Mambo.

So...that's pretty much been my day.

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