March 30, 2005

A new quest

It's another sleepless night. I am tired, but seem to be avoiding going to bed. All I want is mindless entertainment, which I'm finding in some silly online game.

Tomorrow I fly to Boston, where I'll be seeing two different doctors, to try and fix all of these womanly problems. I hope that this will be the end of all the trouble, but I'm still nervous. I don't know what else the doctors may find.

I'm also feeling very alone; like there's not really anyone there to help me, or encourage me. My husband is here and will be travelling with me, but really, his attention will be on our son, who is also coming along.

Oh, how I hope that this will fix all these things, or at least give me a head start!

March 22, 2005

Walking away the Fibro Fog

Needless to say, the last few weeks have been rather intense, particularly due to assisting my aunt and uncle in their wedding planning, which is less than two weeks away.

It's quite amazing how quickly one can plan a wedding. Just about everything is in place. Of course, there are lots of small details to deal with, but, everything should be just about taken care of.

The whole thing has, of course, left me exhausted, and my 'fibro fog' has certainly taken over on many occassions. One thing that has helped, though, was starting a new exercise programme. Even though I only started it yesterday, I'm already feeling some benefit.

Last year, on the advice of my doctor, I began using a walking video, "Walk Away the Pounds" by Leslie Sansone. The DVD had 2 courses on it - a one mile and a two mile aerobic walking activity. However, a few weeks in, I was in a bike accident (motor scooter), and have only had my final knee surgery about two months ago. So, until now, I've not been able to do much of any exercising.

Through some Internet survey thing my husband was doing to try and win a free iPod (yeah, I know...), I ended up joining Doubleday Book Club. One of the books I got was Leslie's "Walk Away the Pounds" book. So yesterday, I started the programme. For now, it's about one mile of walking a day, which, of course, will increase gradually. The whole programme is 42 days (6 weeks, or thereabout). My goal is to be at least one, if not two, sizes smaller than I am now for my cousins wedding in June. I guess we shall wait and see.

I must say, though, that the book does give a lot of support to the DVD that I already owned. It has a built-in journal for you to write in and keep you accountable of whether you walked, took your vitamin and drank water, as well as other activities.

Another thing that is encouraging is that it is clear Leslie is a Christian, through her talk about the body being a temple and creation. Leslie, if you ever read this, I'd love to chat with you some day! Maybe we can write a book, sharing your testimony!

Well, that's all for now. Signing off!

March 01, 2005

Does it ever end?????

A mother's work is never done, and anyone who says that a stay-at-home mom doesn't work is fooling themselves.

Every time I turn around, the mess reappears in the same spot that I just cleaned. The biggest problems?? Laundry, trash, toys. Of course, we're not talking about dumping our banana skins on the floor - its more like taking our socks and shoes off and leaving them where they lay. Reading the newspaper and leaving it spread out across the floor. I'll tell you, it can drive a woman insane.

What's my solution? I haven't a clue. How do you teach old dogs new tricks? If you have any advice of nagging without appearing to nag, I'd love to hear it. Until then, my story will remain the same...