Those four words kept gnawing at me, but I refused to
listen. “I don’t have time right now!” was always my rebuttal.
You better slow down.
I heard it over and over but I just kept going. I had to, I told myself. Things needed to be done. Arrangements needed to be made. People needed to be taken care of. Boxes weren’t going to pack themselves.
There was no time to slow down.
So I kept going and going and going until I found myself laying on a gurney with needles in my arms, sick to my stomach from drinking the chemical chalky shake they said I needed. “Take a deep breath in and hold it,” the computer voice told me as the gurney moved my body into the machine that would take photos of my insides to help determine what was going on with my (lack of) health.
I started writing this post about five times now and couldn’t seem to get past the first few lines. Forgive me if I ramble or it seems disjointed.
The last six weeks have been filled with so many highs and lows, I can hardly keep it all straight. In June, I was riding roller coasters with my granddaughters in Legoland and Sea World laughing and have a great time.
I didn’t realize at the time that my own personal roller coaster ride was just starting.
After last month’s scare over the health of my niece and sister, I started July with a renewed sense of purpose to return to my optimum health. I did a little research and learned a bit about insulin resistance and found that I hit all the markers for it.
So on July 1st I tweaked my diet to help my body
regulate insulin better.
Everything was going great until July 4th, and no I didn’t eat hot dogs and potato salad and blow my diet. Instead, we experienced the biggest earthquake southern California has had in 20 years. That was until July 5th when a bigger one hit.
After a day of sitting at my computer, I’m more tired than when I started my day. You would think sitting all day wouldn’t be so tiring, but it is.
And more times than I care to admit, I end up sitting in front of the television at night. I mean, season two of Westworld is on! As well as The Handmaid’s Tale, and sure, you’re right, those should only take up a couple of hours, two nights a week right?
But the other night I saw a great older movie show up in the queue that I just had to see again. Have you seen Seabisquit? Such a great movie.
I’m finding all of this sitting is taking a toll on me. My back hurts and I am low energy. I’m not sleeping well either. Continue reading
I’m trying to write more of my story, but keep getting stuck. My mind is elsewhere.
I feel like I need a change.
Usually when I feel this way, I move the furniture around in the house. Or change-up the decorations. Sometimes I’ll get a new hairstyle to shake things up.
But, I just moved the furniture last month, so that is not going to help. And I have an appointment on Wednesday to make some changes to my hair. But, I’m not sure that’s going to fix this need for change I’m feeling. Continue reading
My husband, John ran the LA Marathon on Sunday and we decided to stay in the area together for his work week. I’ve tagged along to Big Bear and we are now in Long Beach, staying onboard The Queen Mary.
Well, actually it’s John, but you get the point. It’s good to be home for the weekend!
We have been wanderers for the last month and a half and it’s been fun. We both love to travel, even if just a weekend road trip, but it is great to be home for a change.
I feel so lucky to live in a sunny warm climate, even though this morning’s walk was a chilly 49 degrees. As I headed out the door, I thought about last week and my accomplishments. I exercised and ate healthy every day.
I have not….but I’m about to be. Health Monitor magazine read my post on exercised-induced asthma, and wanted to interview me for a story. I agreed and the editor emailed me a few questions.
The next thing I knew I was not only being interviewed for a story in their magazine, but they said they would love to feature me on the cover. All of this was happening as I was dealing with wild-fires, traveling to the East Coast, snow storms, and helping family move. Continue reading