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Monday, April 19, 2010

Still in the Game!

If you have been following this, I am sure you've wondered where I have been. I'm still here. I guess the best explanation is that last weekends events knocked a good amount of wind out of my sails. Notice I didn't say it knocked all the wind out. Still enough to break the slow, but steady stride I had going on. My shoe came untied and I had to stop to re-tie it.

That being said, I am back in. Slowly changing my eating habits and trying to get some moves in. Changing my eating habits is the easy part. It's that exercising that is troublesome to me. I am sure that I will lose just by changing how often and what I eat, but I would like to get a good routine going to increase my potential. This is not an excuse, I am just lacking the time. Seriously, if you were here with me, you would understand. I am sure there are opportunities I am missing, but I am not seeing where.

I know I said that I would start to journal last week. I didn't. I will now though. I was still in a bit of a fog last week and recovering. Also started new medication. I HATE to take anything, so for me to ask, says A LOT! I have arthritis and my joints ached so badly, I wasn't sleeping. I was given 500mg 2x/day of naproxin. Worked great, at first and then last week, I realized not so much anymore. Now I am on Lodine. I am sure the extra weight on my joints is making matters worse, but I hope to be able to not have to take anything at all. Although, my Aunt is trying to convince me to eat 9 gin-soaked raisins each day. Sounds fantastic to me! Still though, I have never been this heavy and everything is more painful and awkward. Even my beloved yoga. Sigh. I don't think I have ever breathed this heavy while exercising in the past either. Very discouraging to say the least.

So, my shoes are tied, I have brushed myself off and I am moving forward, still. I have a recipe I would like to share. It is by far one of the most refreshing (and pretty) snack, meal...whatever. I usually eat it with tortilla chip, but need to find a healthier alternative. If you have any suggestions, please share!

Summer Salsa

1 green sweet pepper - diced
1 red sweet pepper - diced
1 yellow sweet pepper - diced
1 orange sweet pepper - diced
1 jalapeno pepper (optional) - finely chopped
1 red onion - diced
Fresh cilantro - chopped

Mix all the above together. Then squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the mixture. Stir and enjoy!!!

This is really so tasty, refreshing and so pretty to serve!

That is all I have to share for now. I am just happy to be "back".

1 comment:

  1. Rachel, firstly let me say you are a beautiful person and I know you can find YOUR strength for this battle.
    NEXTLY...never underestimate the power of folk medicine, I've heard of the raisin treatment for arthritis, and 9 gin soaked raisins CERTAINLY aren't enough to get you drunk enough to forget the pain lol! So just try it :)
    Finally I have an alternative to tortilla chips that's cheap and easy (AND delicious): get some really thin pitas cut them up into triangles, sprinkle with grapeseed oil, garlic and oregano/basil. Then bake at 350 for about 15mins.I got mine at a place called Spice Bazaar, it's an Asian food store where I paid $1.99 for 10 HUGE pitas.
    Keep on keepin' on.... ;)