Sunday, December 14, 2014

in Italian?

for some reason my blog setting are currently in Italian...anyone else having issue? I need to get this fixed.

Monday, December 8, 2014

little miss priss

That is what I am.

Let me tell you a short story, my sibling is a good person. He has his family on a budget and they have a good life. He monitors ads and coupon deals. He not only an upstanding dad, he is an upstanding citizen in his town. He donates to the less fortunate, he spreads his knowledge and good deals.

One of the deals he finds is meat on clearance. (aka it is expiring that day and you need to freeze or use that day).

NOW as many of you already know, I have food issues. I am not a fan of leftovers, as the microwave changes the texture of meat. I have really bad texture issues. One small piece of bone in my burger will make me swear off burgers for at least 6 months.

So my brother helped me score some great deals on meat. I pulled out a pound plus of burger meat yesterday from the freezer and I had a plan to use half in chili and the other half in a hotdish for tonight's supper.

I opened the bag and found it smelled HORRIBLE. Now..it probably wasn't bad, but I knew I wasn't going to be able to overcome the taste in the meat. I am sure he would tell you it is in my head, and maybe it is....but I knew I couldn't do it.

So my 'steal' ended up in the garbage. We ended up scrounging for other food.

Do you ever buy food that is a steal only to throw it out?

Do you meal plan? It is something new to us.

Food texture issues? I have so many...V eats more than I do. I have a horrible gag reflex. For instance tonight, I was watching a show and they were to eat gross things and I literally gagged and ran for the bathroom.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

that should be me

Have you ever gone through a situation and felt..gee..that should be me?

I have too many times over..

....that should be how much I  have improved in my running...that should be me with how good of a cook I am...that should be me with that clean and organized of a house...that should be me with a husband/father for my child...that should be me... (fill in the blank)

I think we all fall into this at one point or another. I think the defining point is what are we going to do with it. Are we going to sit and wallow in our misery or will we decide to take action/or take a high road and enjoy it all?

I have taken the low road too many times to mention. I won't deny it still gets me from time to time. But you know what? I am so lucky. I have a good job. I have a GREAT kid. I have a great running community that I miss terribly and I can't wait to get back to. I am happy V is so active. I am happy he is so loving, caring, and considerate. I am so happy we were able to afford a new couch. I am so happy that my stupid foot is healing and I am thinking about attempting the dreadmill this weekend. I am so happy that my stupid mole wasn't cancer. I am so happy that I have a messy house.. I am so blessed that I have so many people who care about me.

I have spent WAY too much time and energy for those that have mistreated me, or disrespected me or my child.

In 2015 I want to continue to relish is the enjoyment of all that is good, rid of all of the not so good.

Spend more time with the dreadmill and not get injured....and kick the current residents...off



I want to continue to grow my friendships and really enjoy their bounty

And I really want to enjoy this Christmas season with this munchkin...or should we say my little elf.



How do you find the good?

What motivates you?

Are you coming off of an injury and itching to get back?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you area  all having a fabulous time with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

We have been MIA over here..mainly  because there really isn't anything to share. I know totally boring.

As you remember I had a spot removed to see if it was cancerous a few weeks ago. It turns out it wasn't, but I had a horrible reaction to every and all bandaids during the healing process.


I finally gave up and removed the bandaids and let it crust over, even the doc said to not let that happen. My arm is better, but still have marks from the round bandaids (if you look close you can see that outline too).

I was to have a follow up with my foot doc last week regarding my stress fracture. I still have some pain, so I cancelled the appointment. I am looking forward to start walking on the dreadmill to see how it goes. I can't wait to start getting in more exercise.

When I first went to the doctor for my referrals my blood pressure was sky high...I was to watch it and record it and report to the doc on it. I didn't. Not once. I am a bad patient. When I saw the doc my pressure was much lower, not great, but a lot lower. She didn't say anything about it, so here we go for some more time. On a positive note, my weight was exactly the same. Not a great sign since I need to lose weight, but since I am not able to run right now, and it is winter, I am so happy that the number didn't go up.

V has grown....I kept forgetting feeding him would make that happen. Please remind me in the future to stop feeding him. ;)

He is now tall enough to run on the dreadmill.

We are hoping you had a great Thanksgiving with your friends, family and neighbors.

At what age did you first do a workout on the dreadmill?

If you have kids, do you kids want to run too?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

medical updates...that is really I have to share at this point

So for starters, someone extremely close to us, had a stroke last Saturday. His wife was able to somehow get him into the car and to the nearest emergency room. From there he had to go to a different hospital for better treatment. His stepson had to drive his wife and himself to the hospital because there were to no ambulances available not to mention, it would have taken longer for the air ambulance than for his step son to drive him. He started out in ICU, then moved to a regular room and now I am happy to report he is in rehab. So I am so happy he is doing a lot better.

V wasn't feeling well last week. He is feeling better, and sleeping a lot. I am hoping he is growing. I will tell you he no longer fits in his size 6 jeans, he went overnight into size 7 and we have donated a bunch of clothes to a kid just a year under him that has nothing. That sort of thing breaks my heart.

So I had a spot removed as it had changed in the last few months, lucky for me it is good to go and not CANCER.

To swing back about my anxiety/depression....things are going ok, I was originally to start half a dose of medicine for a week and then move to a full dose. I didn't like how a full dose was making me feel. So I am currently still taking the half dose and honestly things are better. NOT all Rosy POSY as some people told me I would feel, but I feel mostly less stressed about things in the middle of the night. Actually I am sleeping..a ...lot!

I am still thinking about cancelling my foot doc appointment next week. I am really thinking I need it to just heal. I suspect, I will see him, he will recommend me to see him again in two weeks and 110 bucks later I am were I am. I think I would rather keep my 110 and start working out soon.

I love him

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

heath 101

Just to update you about some health stuff going on over here with Lindy and V.

We had a scare from a VIP in our lives Saturday, he had a stroke, and was in ICU until yesterday..luckily he is better and getting stronger daily. He is still in the hospital..but getting stronger.

As you know I saw the foot doc and my foot has a stress fracture. I am supposed to be taking a very large dose of Advil that scares me, so I am not taking it. Since I am in the middle of the healing process, I am debating on cancelling my follow up. My copay is $55, and for him to say "ok go back to normal activities", doesn't quite seem worth it. And in all fairness, the pain is worse, now that I am wearing shoes that put pressure on the fracture spot. Any thoughts?

I did go to the dermatologist today. He looked at two of my long standing spots and stated they are fine, the one that changed in the last few months, he shaved off and I will get the results in a week. I am surprised how much it has bruised. It is larger than the round Band-Aid. He did state he thought it would come back abnormal, so that is good.

My weight is probably (because I won't weight myself) not going down. I have been really trying to eat better, eat at home more, and bring my lunch/breakfast to work. I have been also to be monitoring my blood pressure, which I haven't done once. I am a bit nervous about it and wondering if that is why I can't breathe when I run.

V has been sickly for over 2 days. No fever, but headaches, congestion, (two kids threw up in class on Monday), to the point as soon as the Tylenol/advil would wear off, he would be crying for relief. He didn't throw up, he hasn't had a fever, so I can't keep him home. I was convinced last night when he went to bed at 6pm he wasn't going to be able to go to school today. Luckily he is feeling better and made it through the day. He also went to bed tonight at 7. So hopefully he is on the mend.

Have you ever had any health issues?

How about someone you love?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

injured officially

As many of you remember I have been suffering since before the Fox Valley Marathon..then during the marathon and after (I only did the half) I suffered with a lot of pain on the top of my foot/side of my foot.

The half marathon was 6 weeks ago. I haven't been running, I have been staying off of it, elevating it, etc..trying to get it better. Except it isn't better, so I finally broke down, saw my PCP, got an x-ray, and then saw the specialist today.

My PCP sent me a letter indicating that the x-ray did not show a fracture. When I saw the specialist today, he told me this looked like a text book stress fracture. I told him the x-ray didn't show a fracture, and without a beat, he said, well that is frustrating.

So he went to look at the x-ray and he said the metatarsal is much thicker than the others, so he is convinced it was a stress fracture and at this point, I am healing nicely. I am to take a LOT of Advil for anti-inflammation and to ice it a lot. I see him again in two weeks.

Still no running, I can bike, swim or do yoga. He did compliment me on taking it easy and trying to get it to heal. He said in two weeks I should feel a lot better and should be in about half of the pain.

Here are some pictures of things we have been up to lately


costume run with our running friends, V won scariest costume as a skeleton bat

he is a popcorn thief...don't mind the mess....we need a maid


leaf pile jumping and helping friends and a non for profit clean up leaves


got V some reading glasses...I think they look good and all of a sudden he looks so much older....

What have you been up to?

Ever have a stress fracture?

Are you running the Naperville Marathon this weekend?