Yes, that’s me a survivor, a cancer survivor. I think that in many ways we are all survivors of one sort or another. We have all gone through our own trials and tribulations in our lives.
Take your drugs the right way- Do not stop taking drugs just for the reason that one feels it is not working consult with your physician first. As there are some medicines which may take several days or weeks to become effective.
For those of us suffering a desk job, the closest we get to exercise is a walk to the bathroom. Not good if you’re trying to lose weight or if you hope to wake up a bit. Don’t worry, a quick trip down the hall can work more than just the legs. Start with stomach crunches. Yep. Crunches can be done in plain sight if you do them correctly. Simply tighten the muscles of your stomach and hold for as long as you can. As your muscles build strength, you can do repetitions, tightening your muscles for 10 seconds, relaxing for 2-3 seconds, and repeating. It’s harder than you would think. This exercise will firm the stomach and strengthen its muscles. Do them with your back straight.
Try eating multiple small meals a day. One easy route is to do three meals a day plus two snacks. Eating smaller but more frequent meals will keep your body feeling satiated and will avoid letting your body go into starvation mode. When in starvation mode, your body will store everything as fat so keep your body happy by eating frequently through out the day.
It really is a simple process. You have to want to lose weight. You have to want to make changes in your life. You have to want to get into that smaller size. I suggest you put a photo of yourself up on the refrigerator and keep adding them as you lose. What a great feeling! Remember, all you need to do is to do a little more. Park in a parking space at the outer end of the parking lot, take the Here instead of elevator, even dance down the hallway to the bathroom! It all helps. JUst stay busy and don’t sit down!
Keep enlightening oneself- learning new things has no side effects. It will be beneficial to learn new things about this disease. One can find some good websites online where one can find new arthritis natural remedies, some herbal medicines etc.
So I guess our grandmothers and mothers were right about spring cleaning. Thank goodness we have an array of appliances and products to help us. Spring cleaning is an old idea with a new twist. Put on your gloves and get to it!