Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Over the last three weeks, I have been going through horrible withdrawals from stopping my medication. I was just so scared (it's so scarey not knowing how long this will last and if you'll ever feel "normal" again). It was a very difficult time during the first week or so, but DH was extra supportive and I decided that the best way to deal with it was to get out of the house and be with my friends.

So I started calling and emailing all of my friends to have that contact I needed. It's been wonderful, I feel so much more social now than ever!

I went on the internet and found natural ways to ease my withdrawal symtoms. I also went to see my Naturopath and he had some more suggestions. I am still taking these supplements and will do so until I no longer feel the effects of the withdrawal. Terrible I tell you!! You have nothing if you don't have your health.

I'm still not 100% but I've definately come a long way indeed!! I still haven't unpacked from my scrapbooking retreat three weeks ago, I wanted nothing to do with scrapbooking...just way too ill!! Going through this has brought a renewal to my life, so I am very happy about that.

I have signed my DH & I up for ballroom & latin dance lessons starting tomorrow night! My SIL is getting married in 6 weeks and I thought it would be fun to actually learn how to dance!! It's something I've always wanted to do. I've also started doing stand-up tanning sessions to get some color before the big day, too! And it always makes me feel good! I am a redhead and have very fair skin - I've only tanned once and that was when I was living in Australia for a year!! LOL!

My DH & I celebrated our 8th Wedding Anniversary on May 8th. :o) We hired our babysitter and had a marvelous night out including dinner at our favorite restaurant, Gina's Mexican Cafe. Luckily I felt a bit better by then, but was nauseated by the end of the night. :(

And finally...drum roll please...I have decided to lose the last 10-15lb. I figured why not? I've lost 40lb, why not keep going until I'm satisfied? If I don't do it now, when will I?? So I'll need all the help I can get! LOL! I'm giving myself 6 weeks (the wedding is July 1st), so hopefully I can lose at least 10lb.

I still have the jiggles & just not happy about it so I will be trying to tone up by lifting weights (something I enjoyed doing before DD) & boosting my metabolism by going for walks. Boy, was it ever a gorgeous day today here...so HOT! It's 23C right NOW and it's 8PM! Whoo hoo! Welcome to summer (ok, almost!). LOL!

I have tons of scrapbook layouts & little projects I've done over the past couple of months. I have added a slideshow (top right) of some of my most recent work. I hope you enjoy it!

I participated in & won (YAY!) an 8 week contest at Scrapable Moments (www.scrapablemoments.com). There was a challenge every week, plus a few bonus challenges thrown in. I admit that I was challenged on most of them, but that is when I feel I work my best. When the pressure is on and a deadline is looming! I am so glad I stuck with it, during the 8th week was when I felt my worst and was so close to quitting. But I love a challenge and couldn't pass this up!

So, that's what I've been up to! I hope to blog more often, especially now that I've outed myself and let you in on my further weighloss goals! Eekk!

All is good.


1 comment:

Danielle said...

WOW Ann...glad you're feeling better and that your family & friends were able to help you along during your difficult withdrawl period.

I suffer the same way when I go on and off my meds ~ which I shouldn't cause my meds are there for life :(

Happy Anniversary & Congrats on winning the contest!!! WOOOHOOOOO That is simply fabulous news :D I'm so anxious to see them ~ I bet they're gorgeous!!!!