Well. Here we are again and I’m thinking in my head, how has it been 6 weeks since I checked in here? A lot of life has happened in those weeks!
I am continually doing well on the health front (mostly). I have still been eating gluten-free and have been amazed at the way I feel. When something does sneak through, my body lets me know nearly instantly. I can count on one had the times that has happened. I haven’t been exercising yet, I’ll get to that in a moment, but I am down nearly 30 lbs since this entire thing began. That is pretty amazing, I think. I haven’t been tracking anything, just eating non-gluten, no processed as much as possible (I do love kettle chips, though!) and drinking my shakeo every morning! I need to keep track of what I eat though because I KNOW I will stop losing and need to work at it again eventually.
As far as exercising, it’s always some excuse, right? Well about 20 years ago, I dislocated my knee and was told I had a torn meniscus. I never did anything to get it fixed. It bothers me off and on and sometimes dislocates and at that point it will hurt for a couple of weeks and then go back to normal. It has only dislocated once and didn’t spontaneously reduce. My husband had to put it back in for me. That was a comedy routine all in itself. After it was over with, of course, because while it was happening, I was certain I was going to die! Anyway, I tweaked it at the end of May and the pain has never gone away. I finally went to the doctor last week and first step is an MRI, which is scheduled for next week. I go back for the results the following Monday, so, as of August 8th, I should know what is going on and what needs to happen to make it better. Quite exciting to have this years long problem on the horizon of being over.
Lastly, we went camping a couple of weeks ago. I went years ago and Kevin has gone before but this was our first trip together. We have had our camping gear For-Ev-Er, but finally put it to use. We had the most amazing weekend and the only problem was it didn’t last long enough. It was incredibly hot but once we got into the springs, I was no longer hot. Next time, we will get in the springs first and then come back and get the campsite set up. That way, we will be cool! We ate some incredible food, less one meal of chili cheese fries that was apparently gluten-tainted. Being in gluten pain in a tent is not fun, folks, not fun at all!
Our site was not on fire, I just had a lot of lights!
These springs were incredibly pretty. And cold. I have never felt anything colder in my life. I laid on my float on a 100* day and shivered like it was winter! So cold! It was extremely relaxing until a lady told us how many snakes they had seen in the springs. I never would have guessed snakes could live in there cause of the temperature, and I’m still not sure but after that, I was kinda freaked out and on the lookout constantly.
This has sorta turned into a book, yes? Just a thought, but if I was more consistent, I could write shorter posts! I still have a few things I want to say but I’ll save that for another day, hopefully much sooner than 6 weeks from now!
Until next time!