Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Please forgive my ignorance..but is Mookie your bird?

yes, mookie is our bird. he's in my avatar. with the help of dow and photoshop, he's sitting in a monet painting, LOL!

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Good job on four hours!! holy mackarel!! I couldnt do that even if I wanted to!! laugh2

ok, not exactly 4 hours: ate lunch sitting down for about a half hour. tables were full in food court so shared a table with a nice couple about my parents age. we, as a society here in the U.S. (well at least the east coast) don't spend enough time chatting with strangers, getting to know new people smile and then in the bookstore, i like to just plop myself down on the floor in various locations and read. but yeh, the mall sucked me in for 4 hours, why i rarely go there; think i hadn't been since before school started in september and august was flare month, so think maybe some time back in june or july....wow, has it really been that long! good for me, LOL!

today my big cheat was a big slice of mushroom and spinach pizza at the mall, but i knew it would hold me a long time, and it did for about 5 hours. but you can afford to cheat if you don't gain; i on the other hand need to loose so i can put off diabetes just a bit longer. last time i got serious about my diet, my sugar went from prediabetic to under. supposed to go for more blood work this week, endocrinology appointment soon, will be interesting to see if all the walking and being pretty good about diet has kept the numbers down, or if i need to get stricter again; either way, need to get strict for the weight control. but oh how i love to eat, saw "eat, pray, love" tonight (read the book already); i just love when she's in italy eating all that food! "julie and julia" was another movie that i enjoyed greatly, not just a tribute to the two women, but to the food as well. smile


Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)