Journal of Healthier Living – Weeks 3 and 4

05 Feb

Welcome my friends.  I’m tweaking my weekly journey with my healthier living.  It’s a step in the right direction for sure.  I hope you come along for the ride.  Instead of day-to-day comments, I’m going to post something from my personal journal to share.  Hope you enjoy.  Remember all of us go down this path and we are all in it together ❤


Week of 01/21-01/27/2018 – Week 3 (MILES MOVED: 5.96)

“Dear Journal – Slow and easy wins the race.  Recuperation from my surgery is going well; however, my rheumatoid arthritis is deciding to flare up.  I went back on a different RA medicine.  It so hates me and is not agreeing with my body.  I will give it another week to settle.  If it doesn’t, then we will go to plan B… whatever that might be.  I want to get back into my exercising.  It’s true what they say.  Trying to get back into a plan is the hardest thing in the world.  I was really burning some miles and then I had to stop because of surgery.  It’s hard finding my way back.  But I will!  I am determined if not anything else.  At least my food choices have been on key – that’s definitely a plus.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could all eat anything we wanted with no consequences?  I’m not as young as I was once – LOL.”

Week of 01/28-02/03/2018 – Week 4 (MILES MOVED: 5.62)

“Dear Journal – This week started slow.  I had some type of virus going around the office.  I’m so thankful that we share everything – not!  I was home Monday/Tuesday which also led me to the point of coming off of my RA medicine.  It so was not agreeing with my body.  I’ve been speaking with my doctor back/forth about it and we both decided to stop it.  For the past three months, I worked on a pain management plan.  I think I’m going to stay on that for a while.  I need my body to catch up and even out.  It’s been hard these past three months going through so many physical changes.  I’m happy with the surgery.  I just need things to chill out now with everything else.  Can you believe it’s been almost three months since surgery?  Sometimes it just seems like yesterday.  I so should have done this years ago!  I feel like a new person in that aspect.”


Oh and by the way, I bought an air fryer for the house.  I’m going to be using it in the future and hopefully sharing with you some awesome recipes.  Do you have one?  If so, share some recipes.  An air fryer circulates heat  at a high speed around the items that you are cooking.  This produces a crispy top layer to what you are cooking.  It doesn’t use oil like you would if you fried foods.  And being in the south, we know our fried foods.  Using an air fryer will hopefully help our waistlines in cooking healthier and eating more at home.  I will keep you updated on what foods we cook.


These two weeks walked: 11.58

TOTAL 2018 Miles:  31.64

TOTAL 2017 Miles:  541.06


 ❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤


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21 responses to “Journal of Healthier Living – Weeks 3 and 4

  1. easyweimaraner

    02/05/2018 at 12:40 pm

    I hope the flu gremlin will not hop on you…. that evil beast. Please let me know what eggs-periences you made with the air fryer, I want one too… every day fish&chips YAY!

    • Piglove

      02/05/2018 at 1:09 pm

      Most definitely and we don’t have to stress because it’s less grease and fat. I can’t wait to fully explore. We did grilled cheese sandwiches last night. What an awesome experience!

  2. imagesbytdashfield

    02/05/2018 at 12:49 pm

    There is one serious cootie out there taking folks down! Looking forward to your air fryer adventures.

    • Piglove

      02/05/2018 at 1:13 pm

      I am so trying to ignore that Mr. Cootie. Nobody wants him here at the Hotel Thompson. No one.

  3. anotherday2paradise

    02/05/2018 at 1:54 pm

    That horrid virus really seems to be doing the rounds. It does take a lot out of one. 😦 My daughter has an air fryer and loves it. Good luck with getting back to exercising. xx

    • Piglove

      02/05/2018 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks sweet friend. I can’t wait to experiment with my air fryer. I’m thinking we are going to make some beautiful music together! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Tails Around the Ranch

    02/05/2018 at 4:59 pm

    Like the new look/idea for these posts. Have never heard of a air fryer. Is it like convection cooking?

    • Piglove

      02/05/2018 at 5:00 pm

      Kind of. I’ve sat on the fence for a long time deciding whether to get one or not. But living in the south where we fry everything – LOL, I’m thinking it will be a lot of healthier. I’m thinking of trying steaks tonight 🙂 I’ll keep you posted.

  5. Skyler Braveheart

    02/05/2018 at 5:59 pm

    So sorry you had a double whammy of illness and RA. However, delighted you are happy with your surgery. You will get back on track. I abandoned Yoga in October, and want to get back in that routine.

    • Piglove

      02/06/2018 at 8:18 am

      Yes! I want to get back into that as well. Anything to help oneself out, right? You can do it!!

  6. katsrus

    02/06/2018 at 7:04 am

    Sending prayers for healing. Have a wonderful week.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      02/06/2018 at 8:20 am

      ❤ Thank you sweet friend.

  7. speedyrabbit

    02/06/2018 at 8:36 am

    our bodies can be a real pain at times,the mind is willing but the body lets us down.been using the smart watch/fitness tracker for the last two days,walked 5.90 miles yesterday and so far today 4.47 miles but we going out for a walk with speedy in a mo so that will go up today…..back is sore from work and the knee is aching for some reason….the weather I think!still onward and upwards….keep at lovely….oh man its snowing again 🙂 xx Rachel

    • Piglove

      02/06/2018 at 10:26 am

      Oh WOW! You are burning the miles my friend! I’m trying to get up more from my desk at work. It hurts that I’m a number crusher so I’m in front of the computer for a good part of the day. But I’m trying to get up more.. when I remember. LOL – it’s always a fight isn’t it? You go girl and keep at it. You are doing awesome!! Hope your soreness leaves you soon too. We so got this together ❤

      • speedyrabbit

        02/07/2018 at 12:11 am

        That we do,we can do this,xx

  8. NylabluesMum

    02/08/2018 at 11:27 am

    Dear Journal aka June: LOVE the new format!!! I was worried the RA would flare up after the surgery….Bloody RA!! I’m sorry the medication is not agreeing with you.
    These January-February flare-ups of the OA/Fibro/Hyperostosis are worse each year… There is no Plan “A” or “B”…..just Codeine #3 which I’ve had to take more…I am going to tough if out for one more month & then asked Doctor about Codeine #4….I REALLY need proper pain control.
    And my walking radius is 4 blocks in total. Using the walker; both knees in braces. I applaud you for not giving up!!
    (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen ❤

    • Piglove

      02/08/2018 at 1:27 pm

      Oh sweet friend ❤ We so feel each other! These pains need to go find another home. Either you give up or keep on tracking and neither one of us will do that. We keep on going, grinning in pain, but going on and on. We got this!! Hope you feel better soon too ❤

      • NylabluesMum

        02/11/2018 at 9:31 pm

        I think you are far stronger than me! You have youth on your side… 62 I’m now feeling about 20 years older. I act like some of the 80 somethings here. I am slowly failing….I am working on composing a blog to explain to everyone what is happening. I have lost so much mobility & with it my love of life. I have so much pain I spend more time in bed than upright…typing is now torture…I might have to give everything up…home, P SH, blogging. I am not going forward valiantly at all June. I am slowly falling behind…..
        I am sorry but this is my reality. Sad but true….
        (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen

      • Piglove

        02/12/2018 at 9:05 am

        Oh no sweet friend. I do hope things change around for you and you feel better. I’ll keep sending prayers your way!! ❤

  9. NylabluesMum

    02/12/2018 at 2:00 pm

    All prayers gratefully accepted June. The reality of my Life is not positive at all….. 😦


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