21 February 2013

Favorite Things Friday

Wow I can not believe its already the end of the week!
This week, I have not been my best. I've been having what I'm fairly certain is a flare up of Lyme's Disease. I am achy and sore and depressed. I'm only 28, I shouldn't be having arthritis!
Ok ok enough of the self pity portion of the post. (Try saying that three times fast!) But my favorite thing right now does have everything to do with my health.
Mainly, that I'm healthier in general, current flare up notwithstanding. I have lost 23 pounds since Christmas. I have run three miles without stopping to walk. And my cholesterol has gone down 70 plus points. Not too shabby!
Christmas Eve I had some sort of epiphany. Both my father and his brother had major heart attacks in their early to mid forties. And while my father is still with us, they both did die. (My dad's heart stopped until the paramedics got there to restart it.)
Even if I did survive a major heart attack, I would not want to be on meds for the next forty or so years of my life. I don't want to take five pills a day and have to monitor my heart and go to a specialist every month. I just don't. I don't like pills. I have OCD and other issues which I have managed to keep in check through natural remedies. I don't want to change that!
And I realized, on Christmas Eve, that I was heading in the same direction as my father and his brother. And I changed it. I gotta say, it's easier to move with 23 pounds of less fluff to move around with.
Wow this is deeper than I intended it to be.
What are your favorite things this week? Linking up to Shay's Favorite Thing Friday. Thanks for lending me the iPad mom!

Bonus random picture of some mitts I made a few weeks ago. I wanted to add a different one but blogger is being weird and not letting me upload right now.


Kate said...

Congrats on losing the 23 lbs, that's an achievement. Love the mitts, especially the lacy looking white/beige ones.

thea said...

Hooray for the 23 pounds .. how did you do it? and those mitts, so very cute.

Marg said...

Congratulations on losing the weight, that's fantastic.
The mittens are very pretty.

Amanda said...

Great effort losing that weight, i've lost 7.5kg since january but I don't know how much that is in pounds. Great effort keep up the good work.

Helsie said...

Well done. I need to take a leaf out of your book and do the same thing!

Shay said...

I think most of us would be feeling depressed if we were achy and sore. You’re entitled to vent! Especially since it sounds like you’re dealing with a couple of really big medical things on top of everything else.

23 pounds is a huge amount of weight to lose. That’s about what I need to lose to be back in a healthy weight range. You’re doing fabulously well. Good on you.

Im so crushing on your mitts ...they look gorgeous!

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