Life... Health... Reviews...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What's a girl to do?

My health and wealth loss journal

I must say that although the weight isn't dropping as fast as I would like; I am pleased with the steady progress. I'm not going to complain because I rarely work out. I've simply been monitoring what I eat (you know, low fat, low calories and the occasional treat) and walking, aerobics or a little hand weight action.

Not bad, huh?

Now as far as my health is concerned: Things are going well in that area also. I've continued to take my medicine for the fibromyalgia and I think I've gotten better at handling stress and such so I don't feel as bad. The current problem is a chronic sinus condition. As usual I thought I had the flu because I couldn't breathe well and I couldn't shake a sore throat.

But, once again, my sinuses are kicking my booty. In an attempt to not take anymore medication I've been loading up on cayenne and black peppers, which assists with draining mucus (I know: Yuck, TMI!) and I'm downing Echinacea, which is a natural antibiotic. I don't know how many people believe in using foods and herbs to assist in their well being, but I much rather do that because it reduces side effects.

For instance, I take (a minimum of) 1,200 milligrams of Ibuprofen everyday. Did you know that a lot of pain medicines harm the lining of your stomach? I can only imagine what my stomach will be like if I continue to take that everyday.

An-t-way, overall I will say that I'm doing well with weight loss and medical stuff. Still some things to follow up on, but I'm "a okay!" :-)
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