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God is the artist, we are His masterpiece

Prep yourselves for a long post…but really, it’s mainly pictures, who doesn’t like pictures?

Yesterday my body was on a picket fence protest.  My wrist, knees, and elbows were sore, which led me to the conclusion that I experienced a minor flare up.  I say minor because today I’m feeling 85% better.  It’s a bit hard to tell, but, I took some photos and wanted to share with you how I was unable to straighten my arm, due to swollen and sore elbows.  I took comparison photos of my mother’s arm so you can tell the difference.  Don’t mind the cheesy grins, it’s better than an awkward straight-faced photo.

So, instead of having a “woe is me” attitude, which I sometimes admit to having, I decided that I was going to have a “RAain’tgotnothingonme” attitude.  I treated myself to a tasty lunch, pictured below.  I highly recommend the sandwich, it IS my new favorite.  The meal consisted of: a toasted burger bun, brown sugar ham with a slice of Muenster cheese, H.K. Anderson brand honey wheat pretzels, and a slice of fresh pineapple.  I have a new obsession with fresh pineapple, it is better than candy.

After lunch, mom and I went for a walk at the park.  I decided to bring my camera to take some fun nature shots since I don’t use my camera all that often.  Enjoy!

Until next time, tell me what your favorite photo was and why!

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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Rays of sunshine

The motivation I referred to in the previous post hasn’t worn away!  I’ve been doing multiple exercises throughout the day and I can honestly say I feel great, minus being sore.  Not a RA kind of sore, but an “I just used muscles that haven’t been used like this sore”.  Sore is good though when it comes to getting fit.  My RA is hardly bothering me at all.  I believe it’s a combination of nice consistent weather, eating smaller and healthier portions, working out, and taking walks.  WHY haven’t I done this sooner?! -oh that’s right…it was cold out.  Once it becomes nice out it is much easier to feel motivated to accomplish such tasks.

I took a walk again today at the park and took some photos.  It’s always interesting to “people watch” when you are out in public.  A few people I noticed were an elderly couple on a motorcycle-super cute, a dad walking with his daughter while she drove around her barbie car, a lady tanning/reading, and a lady scolding her dog because it wouldn’t drop the ball.

Hopefully this abnormally warm weather sticks around!  I’ve really learned to appreciate sunny days and am learning to love exercising.  I really need to take proper care of my body, especially since my immune system is fighting against my joints.

Until next time, keep taking advantage of beautiful days.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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Through my eyes

Well, I had another excellent day at work!  For those of you who are new, I work as Secretary at my church.  To my misfortune, I had the bright idea of changing the church signs this afternoon, which are located outside… P.S. the winds are crazy today.  Thankfully I didn’t lose any letters, but, the plexiglass window that covers the sign did bonk my head pretty hard and tried to close me in.  So glad no one drove by when that happened!  Below is a picture of my “nourishment” for the day.

Oh the weather outside is delightful!  I took advantage of this 65 degree sunny but windy day and took a walk with my mother.  Walking is such a simple and enjoyable form of exercise, especially for those with RA.  Too bad my ankle is protesting the walk.  My right elbow was also retaining some fluid this morning, but after using it to change the sign, the pain lessened!

TMNT!

Our first “reward” came in the mail!  My parents decided to use some rewards points that they earned by using their credit card, and mom chose this beautiful Crosley 5 in 1 entertainment center.

Until next time, keep walking!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in My battle with RA

 

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