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Knitting is the perfect distraction by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Sweater Dress I knit for Ruby's 2 year bday gift!  So since the title of my blog is "The Knitty Gritty" I decided to write a little abo ... Read on »
Laughter is the Best Medicine by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I don't know if it's my strict paleo diet  or the vitamins, but this past week was a better week for me. I noticed that when I took my naps, I would want to get up after onl ... Read on »
Letter to a Long Lost Friend by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dear Sleep, Oh where have you been? It's been so long! Each night I hope I will get at least 7 or  8 hours with you. But it never happens! I am so exhausted each night. I ... Read on »
Make room for a little ommm in your home! by Amanda B. Facebook 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After practicing some yoga yesterday, I left my mat, blanket, block and strap out. I usually always put all of my props away since I live in a small apartment, but maybe I ... Read on »
Perfect Therapist by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Many people with chronic illnesses find comfort in going to see a therapist. Lucky for me I have found the perfect therapist. She always listens and shows no judgement. Sh ... Read on »
Resting up after Christmas by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So I'm definitely having a post Christmas crash. Also, I think I may have picked up a cold because my throat is hurting a lot worse than usual and I have some post nasal dri ... Read on »
So does that just mean you're really tired? by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I’ve been living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a little over three years now. It’s a very frustrating illness mainly because many people don’t understand what it means. ... Read on »
So what do you do? by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is a question I used to love to answer. Instead of just saying 4 th or 5 th grade teacher, I would go on some long rant about how I lo ... Read on »
Sometimes it's just the little things... by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When I'm having  a bad day, even these things are tough: 1. Email 2. Meal planning and making food lists 3. Writing blog posts 4. Uploading pictures on F ... Read on »
Sometimes you just have to laugh.. by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I didn’t sleep well last night. I woke up at 3:30 and never fell back asleep. I woke up thinking about Christmas gift ideas and then I had a hard time shutting my brain off. ... Read on »
Steve-- you are the best thing.. that's ever happened to me! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My two loves: Raven, my black lab, and my adorable husband, Steve I’ve been so busy food shopping, cooking, and baking for Thanksgiving. It’s so easy t ... Read on »
There is a Reason for it All by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been having a rough few days. It seems like I can't get out of this crash. So I thought I'd share this song by Alison Krauss and Union Station. The lyrics pretty much s ... Read on »
This Crash Was Not in My Plans by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After I made some changes in my diet, I noticed I was having more energy. I was thrilled! Anxious and excited to do more, I started going back to the regular yoga class once ... Read on »
Thoughts on Summer by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I love everything about summer. I love warm weather, sitting in the sun, swimming in the ocean, grilling out, shopping for seasonal fruits and veggies at farmers markets, an ... Read on »
Transforming Thanksgiving leftovers into something new by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I consider myself a “foodie.” I love trying new recipes and different cuisines. I used to eat whatever I wanted when I was healthy. I never was a person who dieted. I pretty ... Read on »
Trying Not to Crash Before My Vacation by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In four days, my husband and I will be leaving for a much needed vacation. We will be spending seven glorious days in the Sunshine state! We will be staying with my in-laws ... Read on »
Why is it that I’m more tempted with a job than with chocolate? What’s wrong with me? by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So last week I wrote an entry, “So what do you do?” I was trying to convince myself that I’m okay with not working and focusing on my health. (Notice I used the word trying, ... Read on »
Why now? by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have wanted to write a blog about what it’s like to live with chronic fatigue for many years. There were numerous times over the past three years that I came very close to ... Read on »
Winter Knitting Projects Part 1 by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thanks to this incredibly snowy, cold winter we've had, I've been quite a productive knitter. These are the projects I knit for Christmas gifts. I also knit a scarf fo ... Read on »
Winter Knitting Projects part 2 by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been busy knitting projects after Christmas. I guess I'm a little obsessed with the color grey! Currently I am working on two other grey projects! I can't help myself! ... Read on »