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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Monthly Milestones 2017 {7}

Today is the seventh Monthly Milestones of 2017.  If you want to share a milestone post, just leave a comment below with a link to your milestone post, and I'll pop over and visit it and leave a comment, and hopefully some of my other readers will, too. :)  Normally, Monthly Milestones, where I will be giving you updates on how I am doing physically, mentally, etc., will go live on the first Saturday of every month, though sometimes I may be a day early or late depending on circumstances.

Here is how I am doing as of today:

  1. My weight is down another 2.5 lbs.!  I am so excited that my weight loss continues, though I am still yo-yoing sometimes.  I have been better about portion sizes and eating when I'm hungry vs. when I am bored, so that's positive.  I have noticed a decrease in my appetite recently which has made things a little easier, so I suppose that's a mixed blessing.  All in all, I'm glad that my weight is going down.
  2. The weather hasn't been as wonderful, but I still get out when I can.  We've had a lot of rain lately, so it's been harder to be active like I want.  When it's not rainy, it's (more often than not) been too hot to do much outdoors for long (it's still a bit too cold to really swim for too long).  On top of that, I've been dealing with some overwhelming fatigue, so that's made it even harder to be active sometimes.  I still try to stay active when I can, however, and I definitely get outside to walk when it's not rainy or too hot, even if it is just for a little while or in short spurts.  Hopefully I'll be able too do more in the weeks to come.  We shall see!
  3. I am drinking more water and less tea.  I almost never drink anything other than water now.  I will still drink tea at times and even milk or juice, but those times are rare.  I am happy to see that I've kicked the coffee/tea habit, and now just drink it as I desire vs. "needing" it.
  4. I am still dealing with some health/physical issues.  As I mentioned last time, I am dealing with some health issues right now.  I still have the "rash" (for lack of a better term) that we believe may be petechiae, I deal with severe fatigue, my appetite is down, and a few other things.  I did end up going to see a hematologist, and he re-ran some labs, and a few of my levels came back abnormal.  I am waiting to hear if I am going to be going back to him or back to my normal doctor to see if I need to repeat tests, do new tests, etc.  I should know by the end of next week what the game plan is, and I'll keep you posted.

    There is still a plan to get me back into the chiropractor soon, but that's not happened yet with everything else that is going on.  I am not sure if I will get back in there before August because July is so busy.  We'll see!  Until then, stretches and walking it is!

    Also, I want to thank all of you who have kept me and my family in your prayers.  It means so much, and I don't know where we'd be without them.   Keep them coming! :)
  5. I'm planning to add updates to the blogs soon!  I am hoping to get some recipes ready to post on Natural and Free that will go live in the future starting very soon (I have pictures and everything, I just haven't been able to type anything up just yet).  I am also mulling about some ideas for here in addition to Monthly Milestones.  We'll see how much I get accomplished.  This fatigue and multiple doctor's visits aren't helping me get much done.  My aim is to do purposely set aside blog time weekly starting next week.  We'll see if I accomplish my goal! :)

That's about it for now.  How are you doing?  Are you reaching your goals?  Have you tried something new?  Come up with a new recipe?  I hope all is going well with you, and I hope you will leave a comment sharing your thoughts and/or milestones (with a link to your post, if you wish).  As always, I wish you the best of luck in all you do, and hope you will return soon! :)

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Fibro, Fit and Fab!)