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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 »
Good to be back by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'd love to say that I haven't been blogging because I've been feeling so great that I've been out every day doing fun and amazing things. Unfortunately, the reality is I've ... Read on »
I'm still standing by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Week one of no sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, alcohol or caffeine wasn't really that bad.  I wasn't tempted to cheat at all because I was so motivated with how I felt on thi ... 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 »
In order for me please others, I need to put my health first! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Immediately after I wrote the title for this blog post, I thought to myself, does that sound selfish? I don't mean for it to sound that way. I'm such a people pleaser. I hat ... Read on »
Goodbye chocolate! Hello kale! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I hate to say this, but I think my CFS symptoms get worse when I eat sugary foods and large amounts of carbs. (Even if my carbs were gluten free grains, starchy veggies like ... 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 »
If you are what you eat... by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Then I should be the picture of health! I mean, seriously! I eat healthy! I have tried every diet out there hoping it will heal me and give me my energy back. I recently wen ... Read on »
A few of my favorite winter things by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome One of the things that is supposed to help with having a chronic illness is having a positive attitude. I really try to keep on the sunny side. I find that when I'm focusing ... Read on »
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 »
You're the type of patient who usually falls through the cracks by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I actually had a doctor say this to me. That was very encouraging to hear. Most doctors don't know what to do with a patient like me. They run the basic bloodwork and everyt ... Read on »
Just say no! by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Things I have to say no to: -late nights -intensive workouts -wine :( -shopping marathons Things I hate saying no to: -meetups with friends -yoga -driving down ... Read on »
A new normal by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Someone posted this article on another blog that I read. It's all about the stages of adjusting to a chronic illness. The stages mentioned are denial, fear, anger/frustratio ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
But you don't look sick... by Amanda B. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was subbing today when one of the third graders asked me, “Are you tired?” I paused before answering. Oh no, he knows! My mind was racing. Did my under eye concealer wear ... 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 »