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The best is yet to come!

I’ve been doing better and better at staying positive–it helps that my migraine frequency and severity have both plummeted in the last month and a half, I know.

Goals for 2009:

  • Eat well (and according to doctor’s instructions) — this means limiting dairy (wah) and cutting out as much refined & white flour as possible. This means eating more fresh fruit and veggies. No regular intake of sugary sweetness.
  • Exercise frequently. No need to pressure myself to become a runner or hard-core cardioaddict. Just regular, gentle exercise. Slow laps in the pool, long walks around the neighborhood, yoga class. Take it easy while staying in shape and keeping those delicious endorphins and serotonin levels coursing through my body.
  • Accept my life as it is and figure out which goals of mine are realistic. Don’t take on too much. Meditate. Learn to calm myself down and lower stress. Don’t overcommit. Do make time for friends and family when possible and healthy. Don’t give myself guilt trips for not accomplishing every single thing I have ever considered.
  • Sleep as regularly as possible. Try to cut out naps (wah). Wake up around the same time each day.
  • Don’t get intimidated by the above goals! Any little bit I can do will help; the more I do, the better off I am.

I wish you all good health and happiness in 2009. I haven’t been blogging as much because I haven’t wanted to think too much about migraine while feeling well. No, I don’t think I’ll jinx myself or anything; it’s just that, for the moment, I don’t need this outlet as much. Oh, okay–and I think I’ll jinx my current good fortune just a bit.

That being said, goodbye for now! Talk to you next year.

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  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    11 years ago

    A great reminder. I especially need to see posts like this in the winter when I get lazy and wish for my ‘normal’ life back. It’s so easy to fall away from what I know I should be doing.


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  • erl
    11 years ago

    hilarious. i didn’t read this until just now, but our lists are so similar.

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