July 18, 2016



These last couple of weeks have pretty much sucked. Sure, there have been good moments in the last several days, but my general optimistic mood has been tough for me to maintain.


My back is no longer having any spasms, but it is still really sore in the same area. I went to the chiropractor 4 times last week, and he really did help stretch out the area where the spasm was. When I went to the doctor’s office last week, they prescribed a muscle relaxer and suggested that I come back if it was still bothering me after 10 days or so. They discussed lab work to make sure there isn’t an issue with my kidneys or any other problem that may be revealed with lab work. The chiropractor also said that the area that is sore is where my kidneys are and that a trip back to the doctor was a good idea if I was still having problems today. I’ll call today.

I haven’t taken a walk or been to a Yoga class in over 12 days now, and my mood is reflecting that.

I wasn’t even going to blog about this topic specifically, until I had all of the answers, but it is consuming my thoughts and I am struggling to focus on anything else right now, so here I go.

I will be brief. I can’t share a lot, and I’m not one to keep much to myself, so being brief is going to drive me nutzo!!

Six weeks ago, I interviewed for a job that I feel very passionate about, and feel very qualified for. The interview went great, and I thought that I had the job.

Last week, on the same day that my back went all crazy, I received an email saying that I did not get the job.

After making a few phone calls and sending an email, I think that I have an opportunity for a second interview.

You can be certain that I will keep you posted.


Between the back pain, the inability to do any exercise for so many days, the halt to the Whole30, not making it to my last two WW meetings, the email about the job, and the constant flow of bad news on TV, I am not myself at all.

That being said, I’m filling my head with positive thoughts this morning and filling my day with a long “to do” list to keep myself busy.


July was a great month for us to do the Whole30 because our social calendar was fairly light and we have a few things planned in August that would make it difficult. We’ve decided to continue on now and do a Whole15 starting today. Better to do 15 days than skipping it all together, right? I will also be counting Weight Watcher SmartPoints.


My plan is to walk 2 miles today and do some light stretching. I really don’t want to send my back into any spasms, so I’ll just go slow.

Okay, I’ve got a “To Do List” to attack with a vengeance!




“love the life you live, live the life you love”




5 responses to Optimism

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    You are one busy lady! You’ve had a full summer of visiting or having visitors, and I can totally relate to time spent getting ready, then time spent getting back to normal. Love all of your IG post! So hoppy you got on there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the light hug! Right back at ya!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I love your school theme Nancy! You are always so positive and so sweet, and that’s just one of the things that I love so much about your comments. Thank you for being so sweet!

  3. So happy to hear that you get a second meeting – AND that you feel well enough to plan some exercise and food planning!! I hope you know that you’ve been in my thoughts even though my comments have been sparse – having company all weekend doesn’t just take up my weekend but the week before planning and now days afterwards catching up ! Gosh – I feel like I’m getting old!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Glad you’re getting MD consult too. Hugs (but not too tightly) Ronda

  4. Oops—-Believe There is Good in the World

  5. I wish I had the words that would lift this weight off your shoulders.
    All I think of is spending sometime if you are up to it with that little granddaughter of yours. You seem so uplifted after time spent with her.
    Our school theme this year is Believe the Good in the World.
    The letters will be two colors Be the Good will be yellow/rest of the letters blue. Been spending a lot of time on this topic this summer.
    There are so many wonderful stories out there and they just don’t reach front page. You’re one that spreads the good and there is a world of people who appreciate it.