Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Green Polka Dot Box! Where have you been all my life?!

This is not new but it is new to me. I googled and researched and made a decision to join. I even emailed them with questions that they answered immediately.I had a delivery yesterday and I love it. It saved me from driving around to different stores for the different items my local store doesn't carry and that means less gas, less stress, and more time at home to do something else. It is cheaper. I did the math. So although there are a few choices that are not organic, you just don't have to get them if you don't want to. There are a lot of people who blogged about this in the beginning but with what happens so often with information overload, i pushed to the side as something to check out later. Glad I did. Although my hands are killing my and my fingers are cramping enough to prevent me from writting about what I really want, I did want to share this. Happy shopping

 A national distribution service for home delivery of organic & non-GMO foods


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ditch the caffeine!

Something simple to google while on your computer. Some people have not even really attempted to change their diet and I am finding that is key. Every book, site, doctor, article and many of the bloggers have all expressed how important it is to get rid of the caffeine, alcohol, additives, etc.400 mg of caffeine can reak havoc on your adrenals as well as other issues it causes. I was addicted to it for the last 27 years. If I can kick it anyone can.If you must have caffeine to aid in your workout you really need about 160mg about 45 minutes prior to. So you don't have to quit, just cut back. Baby steps...Alcohol, it can lead to inflammation and exacerbate your fibro symptoms! I know first hand changing all these things has many health benefits, I have done it and I have seen the results. This is not me assuming that it is as simple as that, not for me, or I would guess most people.But for some it has been. All it took was a diet change and they say they are living symptom free. Well great, for them. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. But that being said, some have changed the diet and incorporated exercise and have not really seen much improvement. Alas right now I am in the middle of the road. Some improvement with diet change and exercise. While waiting on more test results I have learned I am deficient in Vitamin D which I suspected all along. That was a supplement I was taking but stopped for all this testing. I needed a clear result to get the true picture of what is happening my body on a regular basis. Tomorrow I receive my plan of action from my wonderful doctor and have more on that. But  think about taking some of these things out of your diet if you haven't already, even for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference. Even if the symptoms don't subside, you are adding years on to life eating healthier food and cleaning the toxins out of your body.  And I know you are worth it!
Caffeine Addiction

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hanging on with aching fingers

My hands are hurting today. My wrists are hurting today. I did my workout, I ate right, and I kept my spirits high but of course at the end of the day I feel tired. Tired of pushing myself through everyday in hopes that it will get better. Some days it does and I am unstoppable. Today is a day when I wish beyond all hope that I would wake up and feel as I did before the fibro. Not happening yet. I soon start my regiment from the new Doctor and I am hopeful..I will report back. I would love to shout out to the world the combination of supplements and diet and exercise that are helpful. I know all too well what works for some, does not work for all, but it will work for some. As I took the advise that was so common in all the information I collected about food and fibro, getting rid of caffeine, chocolate, soda, hfc, alcohol, artificial sweeteners and hormones, as well as many other has helped. It has helped many. But others nothing. So as I try to work through the wrist pain and continue to get the hang of this blogging thing, I will try to share more info and links.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

May 12, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! 
The more we can raise awareness, the more we can gain legitimacy and funding for research and ultimately an acceptable cure.