So I’ve been super busy with spiritual stuff, soul searching, working with herbs, getting my garden started…eating better..studying what herbs I should use to help myself..making herbal remedies for the coming fall and winter..want to get stocked up, also want to get my shop up and running..other than that been preparing myself for a juice detox..hoping that will help my body with the fibro, mentally, and spiritually..we will see..and I will be posting about it :}
THIS. ALL THE TIME.
I’ve been playing the Sims 3, a bit lately…and just got new explansions…I finally found something that will keep my mind occupied when I’m having anxiety and something to occupy myself when I can’t think or get out of bed..I mean..living other’s lives is a full time job when you’re playing lol…I also am getting artsy with it too..I haven’t been artistic in quite a while..I’ve also been busy cleaning a lot..just finished the entire house…I’m exhausted…The diet is going good..still keeping up n my nutrition…if any of you play sims or are interested in the other things I’m doing you can look at my “Simblr” here: http://similishious.tumblr.com/ I also have a spiritual/pagan blog on tumblr as well http://sunshinewitchie.tumblr.com/ if you want to check that out as well… :}…It’s been a busy couple of weeks..all I want to do right now..is sleep…and Fibro has been attacking the past couple of days as well..bleh..thank goodness for Mary Jane and Vicodin. Oh! And my Dad finally brought up taking me to the Chiropractor sometime next week or so…we sha’ll see
It’s starting to get worse too..no matter how little I move…probably from drinking with my boyfriend and our friends last night :/…but at least it was fun..we watched Thor on Rifftrax (a site that has humorous commentary for movies/bad movies) and they drank rum and coke and I had Tequila and Coke..needless to say I got pretty drunk..but not drunk enough to even get a hang over..and now I feel like I have one..like 4 hours after I woke up and ate a good meal..sigh..oh well..I decided to load my “Sims 3” pc game that I let Robert borrow into my laptop..I decided since yesterday and all this weekend I’ve been moderately good on keeping up with my homework..and I finished ALL my Astronomy homework last night and some nutrition..through fibrofog..and Got 2 A’s on my last exams and an A on my Project..which the next one Im a bit a head on..and I’ve kept up on my diet and recording it..Robert’s been a great help, we even did yoga together yesterday..which may account for my pain today as well…along with other…activities :}…I feel I can take today and relax and enjoy my sunday…even though I’m in aching pain..well now I can play sims 3…which will distract me and make me laugh….hope everyone else’s day is a bit better and less painful than mine..enjoy your sunday guys :}
Mood: productive, anxious
Pain level: 5
Activities: Got up made a smoothie, went for a walk got around my appt. buildings three times..enjoyed the spring sun and air..did 1.2 miles in 21 mins :}…did feel quite achy after though :/….then I spent the rest of my day doing homework..got all my nutrition done for the evening, then rewarded myself with mass effect 3
Strawberry, banana, chocolate, and spinach smoothie (almond milk, strawberries, vanilla greek yogurt, spinach, bananas, almond butter, chocolate soy protein mix, and walnuts)
low fat cottage cheese
My homemade veggie burgers, on whole grain bread, topped with almond butter sauce, avocado, mayo and spinach…with a half of avocado on the side :}
Fatigue-was bad earlier before and after he walk but I forced myself to not pass out and give in to the fibro today..I hope that makes me sleep good tonight…we shall see
chapped lips and dry skin, dry hands-getting worse
lower back pain
hip pain, lower butt-ox as well
Treatment: relaxation, marijuana, good food, walking, hot shower, heat, sleep
Vitamins taken: from fewd, and a multi for women
Medication taken: marijuana, travatan, zoloft, meletonin
Comments: Just exhausted…I feel like I went hiking or something..it’s amazing what three laps around my apartment complex will do to someone with fibro..and I was walking pretty slow..I sped it up into a power walk on the last lap..endurance..but not enough to feel ache starting to come on like this..meh..hopefully sleep will do meh good…and tomorrow I get to see my Robert :} and we are spending the weekend together ^_^
MOTIVATION: food to fight stress.
So often we “reward” ourselves with crappy food to “celebrate” our workouts or “eating well” for a few days. But those rewards that push us backwards aren’t doing anyone any good. In fact, they’re negating the benefits of all our hard work. Below are some foods that are indulge-worthy and also help fight stress.
(via 7 Foods to Fight Stress)
7 Foods to Fight Stress
More so than any other emotion, tension and stress can wreak serious havoc on our precious bodies. The good news is, we have a choice. The first step is to change the way we listen to our stress. Anxiety happens inappropriately when our body’s needs are not being met. So in a moment of tension, there are two choices — to take it literally or to take action and move out of it. Moving out of it can be as simple as taking initiative, and eating the right foods.Certain healthy foods can actually help tame mindless munching and cravings, and lower overall anxiety levels. Below are 7 of my favorites:1) Dark Chocolate. Eating healthy does not mean eating boring foods. This enticing substance can actually help you to alleviate symptoms of stress when eaten in moderation. Dark chocolate is high in flavonoids which are potent with relaxation properties. Chocolate also contains phenethylamine, a chemical that enhances mood. The darker the chocolate, the more of these substances you are getting. Generally, opt for bars with 70% cacao or higher.2) Spinach. This lean, green leaf is high in magnesium which improves your body’s overall response to stress and stops blood pressure from spiking.3) Oatmeal. Have you ever noticed that when your body is stressed you crave carbohydrates? Your body is incredibly intelligent and demanding that you get back to feeling balanced. Follow that craving and choose nutrient rich complex carbohydrates. Oatmeal takes the cake on this one. Complex carbohydrates help you to produce serotonin, a relaxing hormone that can reduce anxiety’s negative effects. Oatmeal’s fiber rich qualities allow the body to absorb it at a much slower pace and prolong the serotonin boost. For those of you with low blood sugar, this is your solution to make sure your levels are in check for longer periods of time.4) Walnuts. If you have high blood pressure, walnuts are your new best friend. Eating at least 1 ounce a day prevents blood pressure from rising, and keeps your anxiety levels in check. If you already tend to have higher levels of adrenaline and anxiety, do yourself a favor and don’t make your heart work over time.5) Sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds contain a high source of folate, which helps your body produce the feel-good brain chemical and take control of our emotional responses.6) Blueberries. The high potency of antioxidants in these berries counteracts the production of cortisol, which is the number one chemical that is released during stressful times.7) Salmon. Two words = omega threes. These fatty acids can actually reverse stress symptoms entirely by boosting serotonin and lowering anxiety hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.
High Protein/Stress less Chocolate, Banana, and Strawberry smoothie.
2 c. Spinach
1 c. Almond milk
1 tbs. Almond Butter
1 tbs walnuts
1 1/2 c. Organic vanilla greek yogurt
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 scoop Chocolate Soy protein powder (20g protein)
4 ice cubes