June 22, 2011

Summer Love?

The kids are counting the days until the last moments of school.  I have to say that I am too but not in the same way.  I find summer stressful.  It's suppose to be a relaxing time of renewal and peace but the last few years I have felt like a camp councilor.  Find activities for 3 children to participate in so that they are not left behind.  Not all children will participate in the same activity because they are all individuals with unique talents and interest. Make sure said children get to said activities.  Keep grass from dying in Alberta weather but be environmentally friendly with the water.  Spend time with husband away from children on a regular basis so that we don't go crazy.  Arrange play dates with friends because no one lives on base near us for the girls.  Pray that friends move in close to us for the girls and watch incoming moving trucks like a suspicious crazy neighbor.  Fit in time to workout and run so that I can wear a bathing suit and not be self conscious....ha haa.  Keep gardens alive so we can eat from the 0-mile diet plan.  Read at least one book.  Stay on budget for a mini vacation to wherever we decide to go when we can't stand the sight of this place for one more second.  Don't drown.  Don't get run over.  Don't Don't Don't....

And it goes on.

Am I alone in thinking it's so much nicer when the bus pulls up at 8am and takes my children away to the teachers who are paid to make them grow each day.  Then they come back at 3:45 and I get to support and love them. 

Seriously.  I think I need to approach it better this year.  It shouldn't be this stressful.

How do you keep calm and carry on each summer?  What drives you crazy?

Update.  The elimination diet did not make my nausea go away but I did lose 8lbs.  I have a  few new ideas to take to the Doctor thanks to the responses on facebook and here.  CVS (Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome) and an infection in the lining of my stomach are at the top of the list.  Thank you for your sincere thoughts and prayers.

Meanwhile I'll be over on my new addiction....Pinterest!  Come join me....tee hee.

June 15, 2011

Elimination Diet

Ok so here's the dealio.

I have been sick for about 5 years with a mystery illness.  I could give you the master list of tests we have already done but that would frustrate me.  Short story...I am constantly nauseous.  It feels like early pregnancy nausea that you think you could just eat crackers and it will go away but it doesn't.  I get it cyclically each month for about a week at a time every two weeks.  Nice eh?

I am desperate for a diagnosis.

My friend asked me if I had done an elimination diet to see if it is a food allergy.  No I hadn't.  What's the harm?  So I have spent the last two weeks eating a very basic diet that reminds me of a toddlers meal plan.  Here's the kicker.  I'm still nauseous.  I am suppose to start introducing new foods this weekend and I am not feeling it.  I want a pizza, some pasta, lots of cheese and a cup of green tea.  All at once.  No big cravings for meat or milk though which surprised me.

I will keep it up until Friday and then take the results to the Doctor yet again. 

Anyone else out there in the blog world having constant cyclical nausea?  Help!

On the good side....eating this way helped me lose more weight.  I haven't been this light in at least 5 years.  Maybe vegetarians are onto something.

June 9, 2011

What's Next?

You know I can't sit still for long so here's what's up this weekend.

My neighbor Melissa and I are having a yard sale and BBQ in support of the Walk of Hope for Ovarian Cancer Canada.  100% of the proceeds will go towards this cause.  People have been dropping off items to sell to help support us for a few weeks now.  The garage is getting full.  Yay!

If you would like to help us out you can go HERE to donate or to become a team member.

Every little bit helps.

Just for fun, here is a pre-race photo (it was 7 degrees Celsius) of Mike and I before our race and in the finish line.  Oh and the foot is healing but still hurts to walk.  Good times....

What are you doing this weekend?