Shaping Up For Fall

Now that the days are shorter and life is getting cozy again, I’ve been reflecting on my goals. This past summer has been a rough one with my own motivation going slightly array. It has taken all that I possess to get in front of my computer lately and keep this blog going.

I know that compared to five years ago, I’ve come a long way health wise. I know I still push myself, my eating habit are crap and exercise is a laugh. With this in mind, I sat down this past weekend to work out some goals in three areas that I had the most concern about with my health.

This has led me to a three-part series that I will be sharing with you over the next few months.  Frist, I will be working on Tracking My Illness with paper and an app. Then, onto two very critical aspects to keeping me well – Fitness and Food. This girl really needs a plan when it comes to fitness and food. With this, I will also be working out “Plan B” for the days when my illness flares and it halt’s any game plans I have lined up.

I hope you will join me on this trek as I am so very excited to get moving!


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Strategic Fail

I’ve lost site on my One Little Word for 2017. Focus. I am beginning to even wonder of that is a possibility as I can’t even remember if I took my medications in the morning. I wrote about being hyper vigilant when it come to my weight…weighing in with extra pounds is not being hyper vigilant in any capacity.

May it should be more Laser Focused.

But how?

I need a new game plan! (and a planner)


I feel like I haven’t written in a month! I have been trying to get my blog onto a self-hosted site. It seems to be beyond my computer skill level! I hope to have this all figured out within the week! Stay tuned!!

I am currently on Not Vacation (Leave of Absence) from work. I am taking the next couple of weeks to rest and get some additional therapies in without the stress of work. This also means going through the kitchen cupboards and donating any and all processed foods. I am working on incorporating more fresh foods {which includes those dreaded vegetable things} and less processed. This has not been an easy feat for me. I am so about convenience and less about hours spent in the kitchen. I have been searching the web for healthy, easy to prepare meals. They are out there and they look yummy!

The weight thing is killing me as I worked so hard the last couple years to get rid of Chubby Me. I don’t like being uncomfortable in my clothes. I worked too damn hard to be overweight again. As I see it, I have about twelve pounds to lose. It is my perfect weight. I feel just right, just slightly above norm for my size. I am still maintaining my weight {not gaining, not losing} which makes me happy. I know that due to the fatigue that metabolism is at a stand still.

This rest period also allows me to get some small, less taxing things done. Like setting up a filing system for JJDouglasPaperCo, naps, blogging, naps and of yeah, naps.

If things work out, I will probably get a start on Great 2012 Room Switchover. I use a room template the other day and have the new rooms all laid out. It looks like to will all fit. It is just a matter of getting my brute force over to help get things move. That is a tentative plan.

It has been gorgeous here in the land of the eternal sun. My plans consist of sweeping the porch, washing the DOG and cleaning up the apartment. I have scheduled mandatory nap times too.


Au revoir!

BeSt LaiD PlANs

I had some great posts all planned out in my blog content folder, but it just didn’t happen. The adrenal issue was strong this week and it was all I could do to get through work and then home to crash. My beautiful BFF was so sweet and picked up after me so I didn’t have to worry about cleaning this weekend.

I can only explain what this diagnosis feels like by comparing it to the Titanic. Yea, you are sailing along eating, drinking, merry-making and then SLAM! ICEBERG!! Outta nowhere comes the fatigue and the other various symptoms. You pretty much are left with gripping a lifeboat or drowning in a the abyss of Addison’s.

By grabbing a life boat, the changes will come slowly and eventually you will get picked up again by taking care of yourself, resting and doing things that add to your overall good health. I am now a vitamin taking, super green foods eating, converted healthy chick. I know my mom got a kick out of me FINALLY taking me vitamins!!

So the progress not only on the blog has decreased but also my 2012 ReDesign Challenge. My kitchen is still looking good but I have decided to do a bit of switch on the plans for my bedroom and my office. I will be placing the majority of the bedroom items into the office and then vice versa. I find that with the focus on making my envelopes, I really need some space for supplies and working. Since it just me at this juncture of my life, I really don’t need much in my bedroom. I am moving the bed and dresser into my smaller room. Leaving the “master” to be my home for JJDouglasPaperCo HQ!

So while I am waiting for my beautiful BFF -slash- temporary roommate to close on her house I am mainly going through closets, dressers and my desk supplies to weed out the items I can donate or trash. I also have some awesome finds that I will be sharing under separate posts. There a quite a few things that I can’t wait to show you. Like the ten-dollar sofa and the four-dollar side table that will now be the office sitting area.

Doing stuff in spurts and resting when I feel it’s necessary is making me feel productive and not such a lazy ass. This is my rebellion against what is going on and I know my priority is to rest! All I gots to say is, Thank goodness for FlyLady or my home would be in chaos.

With that said, I am off to do thirty minutes of timed declutter of my dresser…au revoir