Posts » Health and Wellness

Feb
08
2011

Need to use up these leftovers + “Ouch! My leg!”

So, as I’ve mentioned, I’ve been hittin’ the gym and last night, I got a good lesson in why it’s important to stretch before and after you start working out. My right leg and occasionally my arm keep spasming with seemingly no provocation (like spasming when at rest). Maybe I’m making the smallest movements that…  Continued »

Feb
05
2011

Today’s lunch and recent body changes

Last November, my father had angioplasty. He had a couple of clogged arteries, but rather than put in stents, they thought he’d do better with a change in diet and exercise. He’s been struggling with the diet because my father, like me, hasn’t got a sweet tooth so much as a salt tooth. He’s lost…  Continued »

Dec
23
2010

Retailer of the Month: Heart and Core Athletic Apparel!

I am pre-emptively awarding the brand-new Retailer of the Month award that I just made up in my head about five minutes ago to heart&core Athletic Apparel. Why? Because their owners are awesome, that’s why! A couple of months ago, B & Lu, a leading online retailer for tubby ladies like myself, had the cutest…  Continued »

Nov
16
2010

How to keep creating when your hand starts to go gimpy

(Short answer: Illustrator) One of the bummers of multiple sclerosis was the moment last December when I woke up and realized that my right hand wasn’t really working. I could barely hold a pen. Writing was weird/uncoordinated, using a mouse took effort, and typing? It was a really upsetting time. I had a three-day round…  Continued »

Nov
04
2010

Birthdays galore

In but nine short days, it will be my birthday, and I plan to mark the occasion with the eating of food. This weekend, however, it’s my grandfather’s 97th birthday (fun fact: my original projected due date was on his birthday, but I guess I wasn’t fully cooked so it was pushed up a week…  Continued »

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