Tendonitis is improving every day to the point that it does not bother me. I was not able to use my right arm very much a month ago. Seeing the doctor today to tell him I do not need surgery! I think it is a combination of a lot of things we do with RAW. . . greens, avocado, etc., etc., etc.
Originally Posted by alicemagooey
I feel better but lets see what today brings. My SO's kids are all rowdy,loud, violent with really bad mouths. They're on and off drugs and keep trying to disrupt our lives. They keep trying to move in but I won't allow them to. I have to be the tough one. And so my SO is on a guilt trip. I tell him that they are adults and make their own choices and he needs to stop enableing them. I'm getting real sick and tired of their stuff. They know that they're father had a heart attack but do not seem to care. But through all of this I'm trying to stay as strong and postive as I can and won't let anything get in my way of my raw eating. Yesterday Woody thought of pizza all day and was just waiting for the slightest hint from me to go ahead and binge. I would not give in.
"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly" Warm and Cozy Blessings, Mamabird
Oct. 1, 2009 131.8 lbs.
CW: 127.3 lbs.
GW: 118 lbs.
Keep up the good ( and difficult ) work, Mamabird..!!
I think staying raw helps us be strong in other areas as well..!
a support group helps as well !!
we cannot worry about 'the process' or what comes at us 'hard and fast.'.
'cause 'stuff' just seems to come at us no matter what.!
There are ups and downs.always will be, i guess....
I like the little quote from your signature.
words to live by.
hope all went well..!! What fun !!
seeing the doctor today to tell him I do not need surgery!
Yeah. No problem about the tendonitis. Last two times he gave me steroid shots in the joint but did not help. So this trip was to discuss surgery if no improvement. I did not want to go into RAW, so I just told him the steroid fixed it last time. I also have a slight problem with one knee and just may have torn miniscus (don't know how to spell that). So will be getting a MRI about that. Totally in the dark as to what is in the store about that. I do a lot, a real lot, of walking. Just do not want to have to stop walking. So hope it can be fixed. It isn't bad, but I just am one that wants whatever fixed before it is a problem.
Yesterday I sorta outdid myself on my morning walk so today it is acting up a bit.
Anyone had experience with this type situation?
I've been reading about acid-alkaline balance, foods, symptoms, etc. Anyone have some good info? Sounds like every disease-condition possible comes from being acidic, and if that's the case, why can't we fix that easily? Just getting interested and would be interested in how you seniors can educate me.
I like to walk too. When something is bothering me so that walking becomes difficult I stop walking and get out my rebounder. A rebounder is a small mini trampoline that gives a nice soft cushoning effect so that my movements are not jaring my joints. I like the "health bounce" where the feet never leave the mat for max cushoning while still getting some exercise. As soon as I feel OK again I put the rebounder away and resume my walking. The rebounder has some interesting health benifits, you may want to research it. The rebounder is also great on rainy days.
Originally Posted by styersky
i think that acicity may be not that difficult to 'fix'..But it does take effort and perseverence, i do believe..to stay alkaline..
i have found that alfalfa tablets, taken often and regularly, and if i feel an acid stomach, helps..
but that is a 'supplement' which may be taboo.
staying with lots and lots of fruits and vegetables is the best thing.
watermelon, tomatoes (vine ripened) and lemons and raw applecider vinegar in water are proven alkalininizers.
i just found an interesting site of healing foods
a bit off the subject.. but alkaline references may be on these pages.
EZRider . . . thanks for the reminder on rebounding. Many years ago, maybe 25 to 30, I was really into rebounding. It seems that would still be weight bearing which would be good for osteoporosis. I will research more and maybe get another trampoline. I have a treadmill for use in bad weather but I hate that thing. It is so boring! I did have and hopefully still do have a cassette tape of what to do on the trampoline that makes the time go really fast. THANKS!
Alice thanks for the website. It is interesting and I will spend some time there seeing what I can learn. THANKS!
Hope it is ok to reply in this thread - I am only 41!
One of my favorite workouts is to interval train with the rebounder and weights. I do a set of free weights and then rebound for a few minutes and then back and forth going through several weight exercises. It breaks up the workout so it does not get so boring and is supposedly more beneficial to workout this way.
Rebounding is great - even people who cannot do much can do the health bounce ("which means your feet remain in contact with the mat while the body moves up and down. The health bounce is sufficient to give all the benefits of rebounding while gently strengthening the entire body"). Have even heard that people who are unable to stand can sit on it and bounce! My Mother-in-law is obese (many health problems) and is not able to walk very well. Horrible diet and refuses to change, but that is a whole other story! We bought her a rebounder recently with a stabilizer bar, and she loves it!
This sounds like an excellent workout to do weight bearing exercise as is recomended for prevention of osteoporosis. Thanks for the post I am going to try that. :)
Originally Posted by SharonC
Originally Posted by SharonC
Great info ... like that website. Now I need a trampoline!
Welcome, Sharon . . . we really are not age conscious.
Anyone else interested in acid-alkaline balance?
Been reading and really trying to get into this. Have ordered the test strips, etc. Should arrive shortly.
From what I read this makes so much sense. Not that I want to live here on earth forever because I am looking forward to heaven . . . but this balance thing seems it would make you live forever, and healthy.
Anyone else have interesting information? Seems it goes right along with RAW with all of the fruits and vegetables we are eating.
This thread just keeps getting ( staying) full of awesome and good information..
I also have a rebounder.. and i am wanting to do some weight excercises.
Thank you Sharon C and EZ Rider and Styersky!!!
for all sharing your good information about these things.
i have a rebounder with a bar, which i used last winter ( because i live in frigid climate full of icy conditions )..
it is an URBAN REBOUNDER.. got it from the Internet
i liked it because it is sturdier than one i got at Walmart a while back.
and it has a BAR to hold onto, which i really like
( stabilizing bar ??)
I recommend that little item.. i have found it really helpful, even if i do not necessarily hold on to it all the time.. at least it is THERE..incase i lose my balence.
i have been bicycling this summer..which is fantastic.. i love it.
not sure if it is weight bearing, however..but it is a refreshing BREAK..in
the excercise line for me.
You have all gotten me enthused enough to go and roll my rebounder out and also to alternate with some weight bearing excercises.
ok, Styersky.. got to get your rebounder also..
( i did always wonder if it was ok for bad knees and things..!! Is it really ok for bad knees and tendons and the like??)
gentle bounce, i guess.
i also found it a bit tedious..even with the tape.
ROCK ON, friends... or i guess i should say : RAWK ON..
he he..in wishes of awesome health to carry us on..
Last edited by alicemagooey; 08-22-2007 at 09:31 AM.
had an addition
I wrote a thread responding to Styersky regarding what the best fruits and veggies are to consume if you want to accentuate alkalinity..
This was pretty important information.. it really works and helps.
Watermelon and papaya and tomatos( ripe,organic ),
lemon juice in water, apple cider vinegar in water,
these are some of the most , the most alkalinizing things possible, from what i understand, raw wise.
i have also used with great great success..
it is cheaper than all the grass powders available..(from what i found) but loaded with nutrients, and very alkaline.
it qualifies as raw because it is only heated to temp of 98 degrees, i think it is.
it is avalible from
website is called : Jeans greens.
lots of good herbs and things available there.
hope it is ok...giving the url..but people often say:
where did you get your alfalfa powder.??
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