Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Moving with Fibro

Well, moving is over. Thank goodness. Moving is stressful when you feel healthy. With Fibro, it was pretty much the worst thing ever. It was unexpected, making it even more stressful. So I figured I would share some tips with you, if you ever have to move with fibro. Or with out, some tips are just universal.

1. Find a friend or 2 to help you. This is pretty much the golden rule of moving with fibro. Many of the tips that follow require a buddy, so find one. Bribe them with food, or goodies.

2. Make sure you have all your packing supplies before you start. Having to run out for more boxes, tape and whatever really uses valuable energy.

3. Give yourself ample time to pack. Sometimes this isn't your choice, but try to get enough time to pack slowly.

4. Take breaks. You will do yourself no good by wearing yourself out and sending yourself into a flare and not getting anything done. My formula is 1 hour packing, 15-30 minutes rest. Even if you don't feel like you need it, take 10 minutes or so to breathe. It will keep you energized.

5. Stay hydrated. Just do it.

6. Have your buddy help you pack things like dishes, things that aren't personal or you need to know where they are.

7. Label boxes. I didn't, and I can't find anything. :-(

8. No heavy lifting. NO! This is why you have a buddy. They will lift boxes with books and things. Lift clothes, and small things. Heavy lifting is bad for fibro bodies.

9. If you have stairs have your buddy bring things downstairs. I went up and down the stairs so many times. We've been done moving for over a week now, and I am still paying for the stairs. Use them as minimally as possible, your knees will thank you.

That's all I can think of! Do you have any good tips for moving that you think should be added?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I recently lost one of my very best friends...

Rest in peace Julian Whitebottom. I was so lucky to have known you, you were an amazing and wonderful friend.

You were taken too young, at only 2. And you were taken before I was ready to let you go. Sorry I am making such a fuss over you, I know you hate that, but it's just so hard knowing you are gone.

I'll miss you forever, little one.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: Thanksgiving Edition

Since it's Thankgiving in America today, I want to talk about all the things I am thankful for. I am sure I will forget something.
♥ All the new friends I've made through Twitter and Facebook. They are all supportive, and wonderful Spoonies! ♥
♥ Learning more about my illnesses. ♥
♥ All my friends in the lolita community, online and offline. ♥
♥ My designer friends that believed in me enough to invite me to do a fashion show. ♥
♥ My loving and supportive fiancee. ♥
♥ My cutie bunnies. ♥
♥ Still having a roof over my head. ♥
♥ Living in an age where technology can connect people so far away from each other and never would have otherwise met. ♥
♥ For fibro. Yes, just stay with me here. I am thankful because is has pushed me in the right direction. I am more positive and I am doing something I love (sewing) instead of something that I only kind of liked and would be miserable with in a few years. ♥
♥ My mom. We may have different opinions on many things, but she is supportive of me in everything that I do, and even if she is misinformed only wants my illnesses to go away. ♥

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Things I Love Thursday

♥ Supportive and wonderful friends. ♥
♥ 1/2 off fabric sales. ♥
♥ Having my bunnies all moved in and happy. ♥
♥ Whole Foods! ♥
♥ GF Hot cereal. I've missed oatmeal. ♥
♥ GF fish sticks. OMNOMNOM ♥
♥ Customizing Pullps. ♥
♥ Watching Star Wars with my fiancée. ♥
♥ The Wii Game Rabbids go home. ♥

Sorry I've been AWOL. I have a few new posts planned for very soon. Just gotta get all moved in yet.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things I Love Thursday

♥ Van's Gluten Free Waffles: Yum!! ♥
♥ GF Chicken nuggets and tater-tots for supper! I was so sick of eating out. ♥
♥ Being almost moved in. ♥
♥ Having all my lolita clothes in the same house as me. ♥
♥ My fiance has been wonderful though this stressful time. ♥
♥ Knowing my fiance doesn't have to work a job he hates anymore. ♥
♥ How happy my bunnies are even when things in the house are weird. ♥
♥ Getting positive feedback on Etsy! I love knowing my customers are happy ♥
♥ Zevia soda! 0 cal soda sweetened with stevia. ♥

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Spoonie Moving

Moving has been rough, as one can expect. I feel like I have been going and going for days now. Packing, loading, unloading, unpacking and bringing the empty boxes back to the apartment to start the process over. I have been making sure to take breaks to keep from sending myself into a flare. Been drinking a lot of Gatorade too. We've been eating out a lot, which is hard on a GF diet and a 1200 calorie diet. So far I've managed to do well with both though. We at at "home" (future in-laws house) last night and it was so good! We got all the big stuff here with the help of a good friend and a UHaul.

Other than that I have been having a fair amount of pain. So I just have to pace myself.

And all my lolita clothes take up all the space in the little closet we have in the bedroom with no room for any other clothes. I have t-shirts and pants hanging on a rolling clothing rack. Jon's aren't hung up yet. :-(

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Things I Love Thursday

♥ Halloween! I went trick or treating and it was so much fun! ♥
♥ Candy! I love candy. I am on a diet so I have to watch how much I eat. ♥
♥ Too big pants! I means My diet is paying off. ♥
♥ Getting back to pool therapy. It was helpful and I am glad to find out I can go back. ♥
♥ Etsy sales. I sold one thing Tues and one thing Wed. YAY! ♥
♥ My Twitter spoonie friends. They are wonderful, and help me so much. ♥
♥ Subway salads. I can still eat those being gluten free, and they are super yummy. ♥