…and Allergies Begun! Hubby and I are both suffering and our cars are covered in oak pollen. I know that I shouldn’t complain since most of my friends and family still have their cars covered in snow, but even so…
And speaking of spring, insert annual time change gripe here. Need I say more?
In happy spring news however, the mockingbirds were warbling in the front tree yesterday and we saw one collecting nesting material, so hopefully they will rebuild last year’s nest that was partially knocked down by storms a few month back. Yay!
After two weeks of limiting my sodium I’ve had a fairly significant drop in weight, which confirms that my intake was too high and hindering my weight loss. I find that limiting sodium also puts we way under my daily points, so balancing my eating plan has been a challenge. I have already dropped a point from my daily target, so hopefully that will balance out further, soon.
I asked hubby to nudge me to get back on the treadmill. After his first “nudge” session, we then discussed encouragement versus nagging, lol! I was exhausted from grocery shopping and had done extra walking yesterday and he was hassling me to do five minutes on the treadmill, so I agreed- as long as he did 5 minutes on the elliptical. Good for us both in the long run, but I am still wondering if it was a good idea the way my knees and hips have been.
My RA has been having “mini-flares” for the last month or so. It’s painful and exhausting. I’m trying to do all the right things, but mostly all I can do is wait it out. I had a frustrating conversation with a colleague who I do not see regularly, who is convinced that if I just keep trying different treatments I’ll eventually find something that works (she is into some more esoteric health techniques). I finally gave up trying to explain that it doesn’t work that way- something that’s great now could stop helping a few weeks or months from now; there is no permanent “fix” for this. And while managing my diet and moderate exercise is good, heavy exercise can cause even more damage. I have a hard time determining if something is everyday pain or injury pain, so it’s hard to know when it’s okay to push myself for an extra mile and when it’s time to take a break. She means well, but I don’t know her well enough to go into every detail of my health history.