Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
A. and I went to the farmer's market day before yesterday for produce, and it was amaze with flowers everywhere (amaze. I think I made up that use of the word--I'm not saying it short for amazing, I'm saying it like it's "abundant" or like literally a maze that is abundant.. just fun word play! :p ), and we ended up buying so many lovely flowers. One happy, generous lady was selling big pots of dahlias and petunias, so we bought a dahlia plant and a pink and green petunia plant :) They…Continue
Added by L. on May 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Family-wise: Pretty rocky. Which is odd, as I've never felt like that's been the case in the past. A great start to adulthood. I voiced how I felt, and how ridiculous I felt they were being (rather than keep my mouth shut and let them say whatever like I have the last few years, to avoid conflict), and of course I get some sort of battle. I honestly feel a bit like I am being bullied, and I think only stupid people, or the immensely insecure, bully. I've never been selfish or demanding…Continue
So much is going on, there are so many things I want to talk about, but a part of me lately has been wondering--is RFR really the place? I feel like I am not only giving so much already, but I could give so much more if I wrote entries somewhere else. I've been imagining my own journal--beautifully decorated, thick with pages, pictures, etc, something that would inspire me and make me happy (I love crafty stuff), and I've also been envisioning my own personal blog, somewhere I could go…Continue
Added by L. on March 4, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Went to the doctor and my doctor is on my side. She thought everything I was saying was totally logical and balanced, and she supports my decision to do this dietary lifestyle. So relieved and so happy.
I told her that I'm fine with taking humira if it comes down to me not being able to heal from this diet, but I am young and resilient at 23 years old, and I'm fine with trying the diet alone for 3-4 months just to see if I'll improve. If I don't see any noticable…Continue
Things since my last entry have been much better--not perfect, but definitely better. My boyfriend and I had a long talk (I wish it could be all the things I imagine when I think of, "long talk," but we don't seem capable), and I feel like I finally got through to him and we came to some sort of resolution. He hasn't been bothering me in mornings about what to remember since. He's asked maybe one question, and it was relevant because we have the constant threat of snow-storms canceling…Continue
Added by L. on February 25, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments
Had another...long, longgg, almost debate like conversation (actually, I think she might have been getting a little upset. I really hope not as I love her dearly. I also hope I didn't make her feel badly somehow or embarrassed her somehow. I'm honestly really worried about it, although I know I shouldn't be. I feel like she might have taken it more seriously than me.) with a good friend over facebook about meds vs. natural healing. She thought that my approach was a lot less balanced…Continue
Today I am looking up spinach soup recipes and to be honest I'm a little scared of what I might make. I am not the greatest cook, let alone uncook, but I'm going to keep trying and trying until I get it!! >./p>
I'm trying my best not to count the days because I truly want this to become my lifestyle, but it's been almost a week and I've been 100 percent raw! (or if you wanna get specific, 90%, but 100% fruits and vegetables--except today I added in chia seeds! my only fat I've…Continue
Feel really great today arthritis-wise and think I'm going to go on a bike-ride. The heat hasn't really been bothering me this year, in fact it just feels positively wonderful on my joints!!
Emotion-wise I'm a little sad, as my boyfriend and I have been having a lot of struggles in our relationship lately. It's just been hard and I really care about him and want to be with him for as long as possible, and it just makes me so sad that we keep having so many squabbles and…Continue
Breakfast this morning... (zucchini slices, cucumber slices, and a pate made from half a zucchini, half a cup of soaked-overnight sunflower seeds, chives/chiveblossoms/sage from mom's garden, 2 cloves of garlic, a few tablespoons of salsa, some dried thyme, juice of half a lemon,…Continue
So I got B's in my 2 classes that I was most worried about--
And a D+ in the class that was the easiest, that I was least worried about. >.< What happened was, I accidentally missed an exam, which wouldn't have mattered because she drops your lowest test grade, but then when the day came for me to take the final, I felt really ill and was suffering a pretty bad flareup...I could barely move and on top of it was nauseous and headachey and even though I'd studied, I just couldn't…Continue
It's so weird to be in a relationship and to miss someone just because I won't see them for 36 hours. Really Lyza, get it together!!!!! Don't get all upset because you don't get to see your man for ONLY 36 hours. This is NOTHING. Seriously pull it together!!! LOL. He is (most unfortunately) becoming very good at his RC racing and has made second place and maybe even first place within the last few weeks. He does it almost every friday. He's beating people who get paid by advertisers…Continue
Hey guys :)
Well the sulfasalazine I just got on, thusfar, is absolutely saving my life....I am feeling so, so, so much better....I am still having flareups--last night I had one that made me cry, but I'm still doing things I couldn't even dream of doing a few weeks ago. :) I even helped lift up heavy furniture and move it into the Penske truck over the weekend with my boyfriend, dad, dad's girlfriend/her sons, and one of dad's coworkers!!! It was amazing :) I was going…Continue
Yesterday was a pretty life-changing day...actually the theme of this whole month seems to be change. Spring seems to have finally popped out in it's full glory within the last few days...I even found baby morning glory growing in our garden, on a completely different side of it from where it used to be 2 years ago...and it didn't even come up last year. Amazing. :) It's my favorite flower of all time. That blue just ENCHANTS ME. Morning glory blue. Then the lilac bush, for some reason…Continue
Yesterday, my dad was on his way to the store and offered to pick up a few things...I just said, "bananas and greens of any kind!" It turned out that he went to Whole Foods and got me 4 bunches of greens, a mango, two bunches of bananas, and he wrote me a card!!! I wrote before that after our big blowout argument the other day he seemed to get the message and we have been getting along ever since. I thought that was really nice of him... Feeling very grateful. Had a very lovely banana…Continue
Made freshly pressed pineapple juice in my juicer this morning....It tastes okay. It's definitely better with a fresher pineapple. Another subpar juice that I can't share with my boyfriend >.< He's never here when I make a good one!! Oh well.
Took a huge long shower and soaked outside in the hot tub in between to let my hair deep condition... I started my period also this morning and am having pretty awful cramps so it felt nice on my stomach. Oy... So that's why I…Continue
I learned a lot about my eating today.
I wasn't even that hungry...I just wanted something sweet, but not fruity...Had an orange first thing and a few sips of tea, and a big glass of water...Still unsatiated...And so I made little cakes in the microwave as I usually do, using whole wheat flour (not white) this time and stevia...well it simply was not doing it. I had two and a ton of rice before, thinking maybe I needed to fill up. I feel STUFFED and I…
Today I have been eating (and I aim to eat) supremely healthier. My digestive tract seems to be working well because, although I'm bleeding still (ulcerative proctitis), I'm haven't been constipated in days and have been very regular! :) I kept white grains to a minimum today (I use them to help push all the fiber I eat through), and ate some really lovely things.
Lots of oranges, really wonderful fresh ones (If I had ones like this around all the time, it'd be much easier for me to…Continue
Whew, I almost started writing this blog as a discussion in the Wellness Center, how embarrassing that would have been!!
Last night my pain was pretty high...I haven't been sleeping my best because of all…Continue