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There is HOPE: We Can Feel Better!


I want to share this article with you today along with my story…
(see link below)
 
I have 5 Auto-immune issues along with a few other health problems. One of these issues I’ve had ALL my life, the next was diagnosed in my 20’s. The 3rd in my 30’s…4th and 5th in my 40’s.
 
By the time Fall of 2017 came around I was in really tough shape and thought I’d be in a wheelchair within 5 years. I literally couldn’t exercise. I worked with a Physical Therapist who acknowledged too that any exercise program seemed to be too much for my system and we talked about starting out really slowly. I’d try to bike on my recumbent bike and after 10 minutes I’d be exhausted and have a hard time walking up the basement stairs.
 
Now let’s talk about what changed.
 
That same Fall of 2017 I decided to try some plant based supplements that my friend kept telling me about.
 
I had been a lot of pain and my Rheumatologist wanted me to start taking a stronger prescription drug that I knew could have really bad, permanent side effects and I just didn’t want to put that in my body.
 
I started taking the supplements like I take my prescription medicines…faithfully, every day…and I started to see results.
 
Within a week my bloating was gone. Within a few weeks I realized my sugar cravings were gone. Within a month I realized my pain was less. Within 6 months I was dropping prescriptions (under the careful eye of my Dr’s). Within a year I was taking 8 LESS prescriptions.
 
Fast forward to 2 weeks ago…and I decided to try this exercise thing again.
 
The first day I got back on our recumbent bike I rode 5 miles in about 23 minutes. AND…I got off the bike and walked spryly up the basement stairs. I’ve committed to biking 5 times a week.
 
Yesterday I rode 7 miles.
 
The moral of the story?
 
There is hope.
 
How did these supplements help my body?
 
Contact me and I’ll tell you.
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If you have Autoimmune Disease(s) and exercising causes flares, please read this:
Exercise Intolerance and Autoimmune Disease

I’m a LOSER!


I’m a Loser!

What the what?

Yes, I’ve already lost so many things and now I want to lose more!

In the last 14 months I’ve lost…

👉my prescriptions for anxiety and depression, extreme discomfort, asthma and allergies/hives (8 total!)
👉3 inches in my waist
👉1 inch in my hips
👉7 lbs
👉inflammation
👉my sugar cravings
👉bloating and gas
👉my anxiety
👉puffiness
👉my winter blues (aka that BLAH feeling)
👉the NEED to nap
👉one credit card debt

Just look at the OLD ME~

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Who wants to join me and win at losing?

Let’s clean up your gut health too!

#healthierandhappier #plantbasedsupplements #healthy #happy #elyminnesota #exercise #balance #eatinghealthy

Let’s Try That Again!


I’d like to apologize to the woman who I barked at today…and the people I barked at yesterday…there’s no excuse. Yes I was tired and have overdone it getting ready for this Estate Sale, but it’s no excuse. I hope you accepted my apology today as you seemed wary, which I would have been too! I’m not usually a crank-butt!

Let’s start that New Year’s Resolution of ‘pledging to look for the best in people and bring you a little happiness’ over again. So thankful that tomorrow is a new day!

Today was a Blog-Worthy Day


Not that there haven’t been others, but today seemed exceptionally blog worthy.

This was my schedule when I started:

9 a.m. Meet with a friend to look over his vintage and antique items he wanted me to sell for him.

1 p.m. Meet with a friend for tea (it’s been months since we’ve gotten together).

Then a client wanted to meet after to go through her orders. {Add one client meeting at about 3:00 p.m.}

At 8:30 I received a call from the Sewer Roto-router guy that he’d be arriving at 10:00/10:30. (Yeah…that mess happened two days before.) {Change 9 a.m. meeting to after roto-router guy so we have more time to visit.} Read more

Sadness & Gratitude for Extraordinary People


This Christmas season finds me with feelings of both sadness and gratitude this year. For even though the season is filled with the joy that Christ’s birth brings, I selfishly mourn for the loss of loved ones this year…

My sadness comes from the loss of my very special, sweet father-in-law whose body succumbed to Alzheimer’s this summer…and from the loss of 2 wonderful friends this fall…and from the impending loss of another dear friend, given only days to live.

All three were extraordinary people…giving of themselves to help others: Read more

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