Friday, February 18, 2011

Somethin' that'll light up this whole town!

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it"
-Andy Rooney

How can I make this post one big smily face...the title, the body, the ending?!
Curently have been missing from blogland for a reason, I have training to balance into all other "things" now, and that is said with huge joy!
Trying not to jump to far ahead of things, as there is a minor trend of big smile, big tear, big smile, big tear in previous posts. This time around is truely different.
My eyes sparkle to see the suits are stacking up in the tub, the laundry is piling up, the new bike is being fit, and the run shoes are "fresh" (refused to buy new shoes until I was ready to stack mileage on them).
How is this different than previous "attempts"?
Before I was fighting the urge to want to train and do more. NOW it "feels" right and it "is" right. I have no hesitation. It is about being smart in the coming weeks and I am confident I can do that!
Did I mention how ecstatic this makes me feel?!
The update is that leading into each Remicade treatment we have been doing "everything" to not end up in the hospital. Four weeks ago we added in another medicine (Immuran) that I was taking during my last flare up (this was a few months before St Croix in 2009). It takes about 3 weeks to work. The week leading up to Remicade,which was week #3, I felt fantastic, was working out, and now post-Remicade things continue to look ER visits, no migraines, just a
big shine of light at the end of the tunnel.
Moving forward, these next few weeks we build my training SLOWLY until we are further into the "clear" and then proceed with racing plans.
Gettin' chills already!

"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people your at home"

Monday, February 07, 2011

The Simply Bar.

Not just another bar, a bar I could eat!

It’s just that Simply a FANTASTIC Bar.

With Ulcerative Colitis (or without) it is tough to find good foods that are quick, give you energy, are not heavy and make you feel good (and more or less don’t send you flying to the restroom).

Just some fast facts (like you need to be sold on this bar...the TNM'mates are loving them!):

*Its high in protein! Not the chalky, upset tummy, type protein.
*Its low in sugars and fat.
*It tastes like a rice krispie! (Which keeps me coming back for more!)
*So many different flavors, so many taste buds to full-fill. They are ALL great….but I have a soft side for anything peanut butter. Oh, and the lemon coconut (Kona-heaven), the cocoa raspberry, all super-YUM!
*This bar is natural!
*Gluten free, milk, free, no refined, sugars, no additives/preservative, no bad fats…it does not get any better than this.

I find my sneaky husband wanting them as a little post-workout snack too!

Better yet, they have a Simply Snack for when you need just a 100 calorie snack. GENIUS!

And a company like this would not be complete without their amazing staff! ALWAYS on hand to answer questions and respond to your needs. Absolutely FABULOUS!

If you would like to try a sample email ME!