Trudging Through the Narcolepsy Brain Fog

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One of the most frustrating symptoms of narcolepsy for me is brain fog – that heavy feeling on my skull that clouds my ability to think and react.  Brain fog is like trying to drive through heavy fog.  Since the view is obscured, you slow down.  You must try to pay extra attention to your […]

Making Time to Exercise

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If only… One of the things I was most looking forward to when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom was having time to exercise more regularly. Since I changed my schedule to work in the office in the mornings and from home in the afternoons, I was losing my hour during the day that […]

Slimkicker Giving Away $1000 Home Gym

Back in November, I posted about a fun diet and fitness tracking website called Slimkicker.  Today, I found out they are giving away a Bowflex home gym valued at over $1000.  Winning this prize would be a great motivator to exercise more often since it wouldn’t even be necessary to leave the house!  They are […]

Increasing Energy Levels With Exercise: It Starts With 10 Minutes

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This is my daughter.  She’s got the most energy of anyone I know.  Shortly before I snapped this photo, she said, “Mom, I’m feeling a little tired.  I’m going to go get some energy in me.”  She proceeded to the den and began jumping on her little trampoline.  It’s not the first time she has […]

Tracking Food Intake and Exercise the FUN Way: Introduction to Slimkicker

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Recently, I was introduced to a fairly new website called Slimkicker to track diet and exercise.  Since I went on Xyrem back in May, it has become a necessity to track my sodium intake in order to make sure I don’t go overboard during the day so that I don’t have awful muscle cramps when […]

Just Blame the Treadmill

In my post about starting Operation: ME, I said I was going to run this past Saturday.  It didn’t happen.  It didn’t happen Sunday either.  It was a sleepy weekend.  Because I’ve been such a grump lately, the hubs and I had a nice heart to heart on Sunday where I came clean about all […]

Operation ME: Change Starts with Me

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“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire This quote was emailed to me today. It was a random newsletter, yet the quote was pertinent. Because I like learning about people and the reasons why certain historical figures are quotable, I turned to Wikipedia. I’ve read some of his writings, but I didn’t […]

Attitude Adjustment

Source: google.com via Pamela on Pinterest     In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been having a bit of a regression of sorts. The term I used was a “sickly, sleepy, slob” to be exact. I’ve been in a better place compared to where I’m at now. I’ve felt better. As frustrating as […]

Monday Motivation: Your Mood and How to Improve It

Last week was full of ups and downs, but if there’s one pattern to be noticed, it’s that working out while I was down lifted my mood back up. Source: fitsugar.com via Heather on Pinterest   According to WebMD, “Improved self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity. When you exercise, your body […]

A Rollercoaster of a Week

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When I was nine years old, my family went to Six Flags in St. Louis. It was there that I conquered my fear of rollercoasters and fell in love with thrill rides. My dad kept trying convince me to ride on the Screamin’ Eagle the entire day, but I refused. It seemed way too scary. […]