(health/personal) Yep, it’s Monday again.

I don’t know what it is this year, but lord, have my allergies been doing a number on me!  I’m hoping that the healthy turn I’m taking with my life will keep them in line, but I don’t know.  I even resorted to Benadryl last night, just so my nose would unclog enough to sleep.

 

Made some very healthy changes this weekend – we got a new bed!  We’ve been sleeping on a 20+ year old full size coil mattress, so we finally decided to upgrade to a Bobopedic Queen-Sized Memory Foam mattress.  Oh.  My.  God.  I LOVE it!  My body doesn’t hurt anymore when I sleep!  (I have fibromyalgia in addition to my other health issues, so sleeping and not hurting is a definite win for me.)  Neither does Argus’ back, which is awesome.  I think more (and better) sleep will help my energy levels come back up.

 

Of course, I’m on a downward slide right now anyways, because I have a Remicade treatment on Wednesday, and the week before a treatment is kind of my nadir.  I get very achy, very tired and (to be honest) very whiny.  This week wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but it was hard.  Monday and Tuesday will be hard too, but I’m going to be kind to myself and just push forward until Wednesday.

 

Meals are easy ones this week.  With so much fresh produce, it’s so easy to eat healthy!  We did burgers on Sunday, and there were a few left over, so that’s dinner tonight (with fresh pickles from Mom and left0ver fruit salad, nom!).  Tuesday is pork chops with sweet potato fries and zucchini (I might do the pan frying method, it worked really well with the eggplant).  Wednesday night is eggplant pizzas and mojitos!  Thursday is salmon with kale.  Friday I think might be pasta with veggies.  I can’t think that far ahead just yet.

 

That’s the thing that sucks about Crohn’s.  I get so tired.  It’s like I have NO energy at all.  However, I’m doing little things to work on that.  Sleeping.  8 hours is a minimum, and that’s pretty non-negotiable.  Eating well.  No real sugar anymore; added sugar, that is.  You take my fruit from me over my cold, dead body.  And slowly adding in the exercise.  I’m making a vow now to wear my sneakers to work every day, so I can walk on lunch.  There’s  a guy at work who lost over 100 lbs just by walking.  He’s my hero.  I need to start doing that again.

 

What are you doing to stay healthy?

2 Responses to “(health/personal) Yep, it’s Monday again.”

  1. Connie Cockrell

    Good luck with the treatment and the Crohn’s. I’ve known other people with that issue and it’s just not fun. Yes, summer time means great, fresh vegetables!!!

  2. Val

    It really isn’t. I’m lucky in that my Crohn’s is a fairly mild case, but it’s still not fun.

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