Friday, November 16, 2012

Healthy Writers Club: I'm Allergic to Everything!

Photo Courtesy of Shallee McArthur
This has definitely been a busy week. On the BODY front, I have managed six workouts in the last seven days--which is so UNLIKE me that I just have to keep reminding myself I actually accomplished this. Four workouts were bike rides (36 miles total), and I've started trying to do abs (and sometimes arms) at the conclusion of each ride.

One workout was a canoe trip through the mangroves with my Dad, and the other was a paddleboarding yoga trip at Weedon Island with Urban Kai. Although I'm not flipping around or doing handstands on my board yet, I did manage a few warrior poses and such--and I didn't fall off once!

Here's a pic as proof. (I'm on the red board on the left.)

Photo Courtesy of Frank Long
Also on the BODY front, I got my food sensitivity test results back today, and OH MY GOSH, I am apparently allergic to nearly everything. Here's my list:

VERY HIGH: Banana and Pineapple
HIGH: Cranberry
MODERATE: Sesame Seeds
LOW: Broccoli, Cabbage and Clams
VERY LOW: Whey, Pecans, Baker's Yeast, 
Tuna, Milk and Egg Whites
TRACE: Whole Wheat and Lobster

My initial reaction was to FREAK THE F*CK OUT, but I am back under control again. Realistically, I should only really cut bananas, pineapples, cranberries and sesame seeds out of my diet. I can limit broccoli, cabbage and clams, and I can just keep an eye on whey, pecans, baker's yeast, tuna, eggs, milk, whole wheat and lobster. No big deal.

If anything, this knowledge can just help me remember to pay attention to the foods I shove in my mouth. It can also encourage me to eat as much chocolate and honey as possible. ;)

This week was a really good week on the MIND front. My WIP has been fighting with me ever since I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo, but I finally made a breakthrough this week and just started writing. I managed nearly 4,000 words in two days, and I feel so much better than I did before. 

This project is beginning to feel FUN again, and I'm starting to look forward to writing it. I also look forward to making this guy one of my characters. (In the most non-cheesy way possible.)

"Mac," Photo Courtesy of Me
On the SOUL front, I am continuing to explore Tampa and spend time with my family and friends. This week, it was the Holiday Market, Weedon Island (twice), the Florida Aquarium (again), the Royal Tea Room and various other spots around the city. I am beginning to know my way around now, and I am infinitely thankful for the people who have been there for me.

This transition still has its good days and its bad days, but I have been pinning the shit out of my feelings on Pinterest. What a great catharsis, and it's pretty to boot! :) Here's a link if you'd like to see what I have been up to: WORDS OF WISDOM.

So that's my update. I hope you had a good week, and I can't wait to visit your blogs. Have a great weekend!


Angelina C. Hansen said...

I'm sensing all kinds of healing going on. Yay! ^_^ I have to admit I'm a bit jealous of all that Tampa fun. And hey, that food allergy test could have come out with wheat and milk and eggs at the top of the list and then you REALLY would have been upset, right? You can handle this!

Great to hear things are perking up on the writing front.

Thanks for sharing. ((((((HUGS))))))))

Charlie Holmberg said...

You freaking did yoga on a PADDLE BOARD?

Can I please have that poster now?

Your allergies are nutso. Not fun. Hope your diet doesn’t get too lame.

J.L. Campbell said...


You're allergic to some of my favourite foods, but it's so much better to know this stuff so you can avoid the things that are making you ill.

Congrats on your NaNo word count. Hope the flood of word continues. Have a good weekend.

Mar said...

I love Mac! Spent some time with him today. He always makes my day :)

Gwen Gardner said...

Wow, you are so busy. I'm jealous at all the things you're doing. Glad NaNo is going better.

Had you noticed any food allergies before the testing? That's an interesting test - makes me wonder what I'm allergie to.

You're doing great, LisaAnn - keep moving forward:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't freak - as you said, only a few things you have to cut out.
You have really kept busy since moving to Tampa! I get tired just reading about all of your adventures.

Tara Tyler said...

wow! that is so much to deal with! all those allergies and you didnt know? amazing you're still alive!

way to get a handle on it. i'd still be freaking out!

Shallee said...

I'm glad your allergies won't be too much trouble! And every time you post about your exercise, I get a little jealous. :) You do some fun stuff!

Bethany Myers said...

I'm loving these Friday posts... it's so much easier than peeping through your curtains.

In regards to the allergies, think of how wonderful you'll feel when your body doesn't have to work so hard to break down the food that isn't right for you.

I anticipate higher energy levels, clearer thinking, and several new pinterest boards loaded with new recipes in your future.


Altha Fidia Oktora said...

Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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