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As some of you may be aware, I am an accountant for a minor league baseball team. This is my first year and I discovered that until you find your 'sweet spot' it can be a bit difficult to balance everything. I also discovered baseball puns amuse me, so get used to them :D

Now that season is over I can get back into the swing of things around here, next season I will likely go back to using the battle log format and work on maintaining some accountability...but right now I need to work on a few things! So the off season I will be doing challenges!

 

My eating has really suffered...after being Paleo/Keto for over three years I had gotten to a point I didn't think about it, but an unsupportive spouse and the nature of my job made this difficult. It's only been the last month that I've really fallen off the wagon but I want to get back on it before I'm too far gone. I've also gotten some test results back recently and I think it could help. Because I hate being vague...about three months ago my Nurse Practitioner did an entire workup because I was feeling excessively drained and tired, the only thing that was abnormal was my liver enzymes were high and vitamin D was low...she said lets retest in three months, so we did. I got a call on Friday from her nurse saying they were still high "but not as bad" I asked what this meant and she said I needed to talk to my GP about it, I said I don't have one, she said "oh, well we can retest next year if you want" I said that didn't answer my question...nothing I've found makes this sound like something that "happens then clears up" so I'm a bit concerned...especially since I have RA and nerve damage in my neck after a car wreck seven years ago, I don't take prescription meds but have ingested a fair share of Naproxin...that and RA can both be a cause of this from my understanding.

I haven't been going to the gym...going in at 8:30 and getting home at midnight on gamedays makes that hard. On non-gamedays I generally tried to catch up on sleep, meal prep, and other things that I needed to do, I want to get back to that.

I haven't been on Nerd Fitness...no good excuse really since I manage to find time get on Facebook, I could just as easily come here....over there just lends it self to mindless scrolling and feeling brain cells dying off...

 

So, challenge is as follows:

Gym 3x/week

Food 5x/week, would be 7 but let's be realistic, if I don't see progress I'll make it stricter

Nerd Fitness 3x/week posting something/somewhere doesn't have to be my own thread, hopefully this will become a daily habit again.

Tracking spreadsheet is in the signature

 

Monday and Tuesday I will be out of town at the offsite for work, we review what happened, what can be improved, etc...nice down time with co-workers...problem is I need to do a presentation on Monday that recaps my department and no I have not started this, nor am I looking forward to it...speeches and presentations are not my thing :ambivalence:

 

 

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It's RES!!!!!

 

hey girl, what were your vitamin d numbers?  Supplementation of vit d is pretty painless and safe and deficiencies are very common in autoimmune folks like us. It's so tied into your hormonal profile I wouldn't be surprised if it might even fix the liver profile.  Go get some 2000 IU vit d and 200mg magnesium citrate (helps you use vit d and not get a headache) and get on it!!

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YAY!!!!!!! RES is back!

 

I've been taking vitamin D and magnesium oxide. I was not sure which magnesium to take, so I just got the one with the vitamins at the grocery store. I don't know for sure if these supplements are the real cause, but my knees feel vastly better. Not perfect, but no weird pains for no reason in the middle of the night. No muscle cramps.

 

I second @Marauder's advice. Go get some and try them for a month. Not likely to cause you any harm and they could help.

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I have so missed you.  Can't wait to hear more about your glamorous life.  I second the Vitiman advice.  Make a calcium supplement with the Vitiman D and maybe some zinc and potassium for all around healthy bones?  I have one pill that has all 4.  

 

 

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Jot my name down in the magnesium camp as well- amazing for DOMS and middle-of-the-night-leg-cramp reduction.

Also, you could have called this thread the RESurection... just sayin' ;)


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On 9/17/2017 at 8:58 AM, Marauder said:

It's RES!!!!!

 

hey girl, what were your vitamin d numbers?  Supplementation of vit d is pretty painless and safe and deficiencies are very common in autoimmune folks like us. It's so tied into your hormonal profile I wouldn't be surprised if it might even fix the liver profile.  Go get some 2000 IU vit d and 200mg magnesium citrate (helps you use vit d and not get a headache) and get on it!!

 

On 9/18/2017 at 6:25 PM, Mistr said:

YAY!!!!!!! RES is back!

 

I've been taking vitamin D and magnesium oxide. I was not sure which magnesium to take, so I just got the one with the vitamins at the grocery store. I don't know for sure if these supplements are the real cause, but my knees feel vastly better. Not perfect, but no weird pains for no reason in the middle of the night. No muscle cramps.

 

I second @Marauder's advice. Go get some and try them for a month. Not likely to cause you any harm and they could help.

Awww...I feel so loved!! :D 

I've been taking Magnesium for over a year now and vitamin D since I got the original test results :( 

 

On 9/19/2017 at 7:57 PM, Xena said:

I'm completely annoyed that the NP's office wouldn't discuss your test results with you in a thoughtful/helpful manner and only offered to measure them again next year. That sounds completely ridiculous.

That was my thought as well...see further below..

 

On 9/20/2017 at 7:50 PM, T2sarahconnor said:

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I have so missed you.  Can't wait to hear more about your glamorous life.  I second the Vitiman advice.  Make a calcium supplement with the Vitiman D and maybe some zinc and potassium for all around healthy bones?  I have one pill that has all 4.  

I have so missed you as well!! I'm going to steal this for any thread we post in together :lol:

 

4 hours ago, Yasha92 said:

Jot my name down in the magnesium camp as well- amazing for DOMS and middle-of-the-night-leg-cramp reduction.

Also, you could have called this thread the RESurection... just sayin' ;)

(groan) why the HELL didn't I think of that???

 

Guess I forgot to put this here or on my battle log. We've been trying to purchase a condo that got flooded during Irma last week, so I'm still staying with my mother in law. We're going to go clean up the RV (I moved everything out of it before the storm hit) and stay in it again...I am SO freakin tired of this, work is my saving grace since it's end of year and I'm trying to get everything finished up for that.

Found a General Practitioner through a friends recommendation and made an appointment for Wednesday, the receptionist that I explained the reason I needed the appointment was also quite surprised at the other office.

Didn't make it to the gym this week but managed to do something that felt even better, we have one day a month where we volunteer with a not for profit organization, this month was Habitat for Humanity, so I (attempted) to help with finishing up on a house :D all the sweating and working for 3 hours I counted as gym time LOL 

 

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On 9/22/2017 at 5:00 PM, T2sarahconnor said:

Wall sweating counts as gym time in my book!  Living with MIL?  That is a trip I bet!  How are you doing with that?

This weekend was spent cleaning the RV and moving back into it...the damage to the condo is going to take longer than we thought.

We did close on the house in MS, so one more thing off the list...going to try and get back to the gym this week, nice to be in my own space, no matter how small it is...making breakfast casserole now :D funny the little things you miss...

Work this week will be closing out the books on 2017 and interviewing to replace the assistant I'm losing :( 

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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17 minutes ago, T2sarahconnor said:

Closing on a house where? Can I come be your assistant?

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Sold the house in Mississippi, the closing on the condo in Florida is (supposed to be) set for the 23rd of October now...we'll see

 

Yes you can, come on...I'll teach you whatever you need to know about the world of accounting and Minor League Baseball...it's fun! :D 

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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On 9/17/2017 at 4:14 AM, RES said:

This is my first year and I discovered that until you find your 'sweet spot' it can be a bit difficult to balance everything.

Coming here right after checking a T2SC thread made this line pretty saucy to read ;)

 

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Wasn't sure with that, thought you were closing on a house to purchase in MS. Didn't think you would move back. I am great at math, love doing P&L's. Glad you like your job. I will help you with the sweet spots!

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Congratulations on selling your old place. Too bad you have to move back into your RV, but it still sounds better than living with your in-laws.

 

Does the seller have to warranty the repairs to the condo? I would be worried about that. I've heard a lot of horror stories of poorly repaired water damage.

 

I hope you find a competent assistant soon. Sounds painfully like your old job with hiring struggles.

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20 hours ago, T2sarahconnor said:

Wasn't sure with that, thought you were closing on a house to purchase in MS. Didn't think you would move back. I am great at math, love doing P&L's. Glad you like your job. I will help you with the sweet spots!

You start Monday...come on :lol:

 

12 hours ago, Mistr said:

Congratulations on selling your old place. Too bad you have to move back into your RV, but it still sounds better than living with your in-laws.

 

Does the seller have to warranty the repairs to the condo? I would be worried about that. I've heard a lot of horror stories of poorly repaired water damage.

 

I hope you find a competent assistant soon. Sounds painfully like your old job with hiring struggles.

Since FEMA is involved they have to use licensed contractors, by law, for any repairs.

 

Oh wow, I hadn't even drawn that parallel...I don't think it will be that bad, mostly because it's off season, I really don't "need" an assistant right now, as my boss said it's mostly for training on the various things I do and for 'quality of life' I can take time off and not have to stress about how my reports and other items will get done if someone else knows how to do them...

 

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On 9/25/2017 at 7:05 AM, DarK_RaideR said:

Coming here right after checking a T2SC thread made this line pretty saucy to read ;)

 

Following, of course.

We got it like that ;) You know you have to keep an eye on us Scorpio women :D 

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Quick update...still no movement on the condo, waiting on contractors still...

End of year has me busy at work, believe we've found an assistant for me

 

I have an answer on the elevated enzymes...had an ultrasound and more blood-work done after the Dr. appointment. I have an enlarged liver and a benign renal mass. Not really certain what to do with this information...I don't drink that much and I've pretty much given up on pain medication since most don't work and the I'm allergic to several, and the ones that do work that I can take will...you guessed it, ruin my liver :rolleyes: anyone see the irony here? I can count on one hand with fingers left over how many times I've taken any in the last year.

So...I know I need to lose weight for this issue now as well as others...just not sure yet what else I need to do for it :ambivalence:

 

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Well...this has been a day...

My youngest son at boot camp called me, he's in Ship 5...for those that don't know what that means it's where you go to process out. He plans on going to school for diesel mechanics once that happens.

My oldest son called me...I'm going to be a Grandma!! He and his wife just found out they're pregnant :) I just had to come share that!!

 

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Recap: I seem to notice a pattern here, I'm doing good with food and NF, not so much with gym...my wife and I discussed what we could do to change this. I told her she needs to get rid of the idea that "we have to go together" because that isn't working at all...We decided we're going to go on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays together and do cardio. I told her she needs to let go of the "we could" because "we could" do a lot of things, we need to look at what we're actually going to DO! We're not going to get up at 4:30 am to go to the gym I don't care what "we could" do. Now that season is over and I have actual time to do things I'd like to go Mon, Wed, and Fri in the evenings while I wait for her to get off work for strength training, if she gets out in time she'll go with me. I'll do body-weight when leaving the house is too much to deal with :ambivalence:

I signed up for a 15k in March, I'd like to not embarrass myself at that :lol: This will be the longest one we've done

My new assistant starts the 16th, he's a just out of college, young, eager, not a lot of experience, blank slate. I get to train him the way I want and use and abuse him for a couple years to get him ready for the real world...he hadn't thought of sports when getting his accounting degree, but he wants to try and that's all I need :D I can show him the rest.

No news on the Condo yet, it's all opened up and drying out...maybe Thanksgiving I'll have something to be thankful for :rolleyes:

Going to try out one of those meal delivery services this week...it's tough to find one that has enough selections without the nightshade factor, tomatoes are everywhere it seems! Decided to go with Sun Basket, I'll let you all know how it goes...I know I'm tired of trying to figure out what to make but no time/energy to come up with new stuff...

Promising research on enlarged liver and Keto eating, I've been playing with it off and on but may be worth committing to till January (my next set of blood-work) and see if it makes a difference in my enzyme levels.

and since I've been writing this post for 24 hours now I think it's a good time to close it :lol: 

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"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Congratulations on the good news from your sons!

 

I hear you on the wide gap between real life and wishful thinking. A classic example of the perfect getting in the way of the good. I bet that when she sees you making visible progress she will be inspired to join you.

 

Let us know how the meal delivery service works out. Do you have one of those places nearby that sets up batch cooking? That would take more time but would allow you to avoid problem ingredients.

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