Went down .2 of a pound and thrilled! My tachycardia is still here, but it seems to be lessening since I removed the NyQuil and CoQ10. I will add back the Ubiquinol to see if that wasn’t the culprit once my heart rate goes back to normal.
Been doing a lot of rebounding (albeit gently) on the leapsandrebounds.com rebounder (10% off with purchasing using code MISSMAISIE10). I also started a squat challenge. Getting my cardio done frequently with the rebounder helps my autoimmune problems, gets my FitBit steps in, and keeps me sane… it also lowers my heart rate.
Am in a reels making brush up course, so I made this while rebounding… I didn’t try very hard, but it’s a start LOL
NOW, ONTO THE STATS DU JOUR:
RESTING HEART RATE:80 (praying it is better tomorrow-stopped nyquil and a supplement) 14.263 steps 33 min cardio
10:30 am- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR 1:53 pm- 2nd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE WITH LAUGHING COW LITE CHEESE (waffled) 4:00 pm- 3rd fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR 7:00 pm- 4th fueling: SPINACH PESTO MAC & CHEESE 10:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: TRUFFLED CHICKEN SALAD WITH GARLIC VINAIGRETTE 10:45 pm- 5th fueling: couldn’t do it today. Still feeling covid-y and tachycardia-ish
I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES THIS MORNING!! I AM DOWN TO 161!!!! This is INSANE!! BEST. DIET. EVER.
THE BAD NEWS: my resting heart rate is up to 78, which is what I worked so hard to remedy in the previous month with regular exercise. I added Ubiquinol (COQ10) and COVID to my life this week, so maybe that has something to do with it. I am not going to take the supplement tomorrow morning and see how my heart rate fares. I don’t think it is the Ubiquinol doing it- I think the 2 weeks of Nyquil may be partially to blame. The studies done on vitamin D3 and Ubiquinol as preventative treatments against long-Covid disorders are compelling:
I will also give up the NyQuil tonight, because it DOES have a history of raising the resting heart rate.
I forced myself on the rebounder throughout the day (and forced myself to eat) because that is usually the best way to lower my heart rate fast… and keep me moving when locked in the house. I also super-hydrated… and washed my face and did a L’BRI facial peel on a FB Live.
Maisie is feeling better, thank goodness, even if she looks feral in the next photo. My friend sent her a Laura Ingalls Wilder book via post and Maisie was over the moon.
Here is a pic of me from 2009 when I was 40- it is my new fridge goal pic. I want this body back and I will get it…
RESTING HEART RATE:78 (THIS IS NOT GOOD- COVID IS STUPID) 12,160 steps 54 min cardio
11:14am- 1st fueling: DRIZZLED BERRY CRISP BAR 1:53 pm- 2nd fueling: SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE POTATO CAKES waffled w reduced-fat cheddar 4:00 pm- 3rd fueling: HONEY MUSTARD STICKS 6:30 pm- 4th fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR 8:45 pm- Lean and Green meal: chicken and veggies 10:45 pm- 5th fueling: CREAMY CHOCOLATE SHAKE
Up .2 of a pound this morning, but I am in covid recovery and this doesn’t even bother me. In the past, it might have sent me into a downward spiral, but no more.
This new eating program has changed so much about how gentle I am with myself and perceptions about weight loss- much in the same way L’BRI skincare changed my ideas about getting older and aging skin.
I feel very blessed to have both of these programs in my life now. I am SO grateful, beyond words!!
That being said, my heart rate is now 78 today- Covid has done some ugly things with my heart and tachycardia during my 3 bouts. It’s frustrating, but the only solution I have is to do more rebounding on my Leaps & Rebounds mini-trampoline. Cardio helps loads with reducing the resting heart rate and I try to get on EVERY HOUR for a few minutes. I use my FitBit to monitor my vitals and steps. 12k of steps is always my goal (for now). Lately, I have been barely getting 9k, so this must change.
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RESTING HEART RATE:78 (noooooo!!) 11,307 steps 55 min cardio
12:00 pm- 1st fueling: CREAMY VANILLA SHAKE 4:00 pm- 2nd fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR (sooo late) 7:20 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE (again, so late) 9:51 pm- 4th fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR 11:50 pm- 5th fueling: fell asleep, work and illness kicking my butt
Today was our 2nd live in a four-week series to Living A Beautiful Life. Click on the image below 👇👇 & watch the replayI am SOOO excited about our special guest. She is truly an amazing Linktr.ee/missmaisieandme for yours!
Covid has been hard on my heart… my heart rate jumped this week:
RESTING HEART RATE: 12,007 steps 44 min cardio
10:20 am- 1st fueling: CREAMY CHOCOLATE SHAKE 12:30 pm- 2nd fueling: DRIZZLED CHOCOLATE FUDGE CRISP BAR 3:00 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE 6:30 pm- 4th fueling: BBQ CRUNCHERS 8:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: 2 chicken thighs. I couldn’t do much else. 10:00 pm- 5th fueling: ugh missed it
10:00 am- 1st fueling: LEMON CRISP BAR with coffee 1:00 pm- 2nd fueling: ROASTED GARLIC POTATO WAFFLES 5:00 pm- 3rd fueling: DECADENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE BAR (I missed my fueling window due to covid testing) 7:00 pm- 4th fueling: some weird bar, don’t ask questions 10:30 pm- Lean and Green meal: Amylu chicken sausages and rainbow cauliflower (it was easy)
I was the only one to find a molecular test in my fam and had it today- now to wait 1-2 days until the results are in. I feel marginally better but SO TIRED. Sleeping off and on and rebounding is nearly impossible.
My appetite is gone, but plugging away with the fuelings. I lost .2 of a pound and that was nice.
R and Maisie were able to assemble the bookshelf. The bed arrived as well, but no energy to complete that task.
Best surprise was an Art Deco ring I designed and custom-made as a gift to me a month or so ago. It is 14k white gold, 2 ct center stone (H), and sapphires for Maisie’s birthstone. My mom wore a similar one all my life, but it was stolen along with her jewelry box full of family heirlooms when she went into nursing care. I am now making my own heirlooms to pass down to my daughter.
I had it made to look like an eye symbol, for good luck. Maisie wore it for a bit. I love it so much. I usually don’t splurge for myself (my mom always did, she lived at her jeweler’s), but I had a gut reaction regarding this ring. I am glad I did.
I am a little disappointed that I don’t even feel well enough to move a bit. I haven’t worked in a while and that is not my norm. I can barely focus on anything with the headaches that keep coming and going. Queasiness hit about 7 pm and I couldn’t think of anything I’d want to eat for my lean and green meal.
I eventually had a garlic soup with kale and sausages, which seemed to calm my tum down. I didn’t get the 5th fueling in.
RESTING HEART RATE:69 6,079 steps 12 min cardio (today was a bad day for moving)
1:00 pm- 1st fueling: CREAMY DOUBLE PEANUT BUTTER CRISP BAR with an accidental cup of black tea (I didn’t look at which Keurig pod I grabbed) 3:00 pm- 2nd fueling: ZESTY LEMON CRISP BAR 5:20 pm- 3rd fueling: CARAMEL MACCHIATO SHAKE BLENDED WITH COFFEE- nommmm 7:00 pm- 4th fueling: HONEY MUSTARD & ONION STICKS 9:00 pm- Lean and Green meal: Garlic kale soup with sausage, saffron, and egg 11:00 pm-5th fueling: I couldn’t eat.
I’ve utterly ignored this blog for YEARS… opting instead for the ease of Instagram and staying on my FB pages and doing Influencer Things (which, I gotta say, is more work than it appears to be and kinda mind-numbing).
If you want quick look-sees on what we’ve been up to go to:
6. Moved into a smaller house in town in 2020 (originally, to quarantine in- now I just love it).
7. Adopted a kitten named Cake in 2020
8. Bought a new black 2 door hardtop Mini Cooper that I affectionately call “Roger”
9. Accidentally sampled an all natural skincare line on my 52nd birthday and somehow became an executive manager for this company after it made my face Benjamin Button back in time and managed my autoimmune skin.
It’s called L’BRI… do you even L’BRI, brah? Nobody’s heard of it, really, but it WORKED for me. I had no experience with this type of sales before… but I feel like the good faerie of skincare now. Life-changing- even if I don’t fall into the direct sales stereotype AT ALL.
10. Took up a market stall at a well-known local farmer’s market and began doing in-person readings with my long time friend and business partner, Gidget, over the summer called The Rowan and the Oak.
I know I rarely talk about my ‘real work’ since having Maisie- I took a few years off- but I have been a psychic and medium (large now, thanks to the Pandemic) for over 30 years. My other biz page is Psychic Jess Anderson.
11. Adopted a Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup named Rowan Magnus the Magnificent. He is a mischievous little Cancerian with a moon in Aquarius and lots of Leo.
12. Binged “Vikings” on Netflix.com and spent the entire winter 2020-21 sewing/designing/embroidering Viking and Medieval inspired wool and linen ‘Plague-wear” for the entire family (coz I am nerdy like that).
13. Maisie raised money and made her own monarch butterfly sanctuary in 2019
plus a MYRIAD OF OTHER THINGS too numerous to include here…
I’m back again and going to be blogging like a fiend, friends.
Once upon a time we could drive to spectacular locales and flash our uncovered smiles all over our blogs or social media.
That time is no longer.
We’re stuck in our houses- and if you’re a covid survivor, like I am- have extreme PTSD and anxiety about socializing, reaching out, the entirety of 2020- everything.
I’ve rediscovered this blog as a therapeutic way to reach out to people, especially those like me, who are shut in with their families and going stir crazy for life again… but unable to do so in this new circumstance we find ourselves in.
I am an accidental influencer… I have been since my daughter was born and I just started posting her photos on Instagram 6 years ago.
I accidentally fell pregnant with the child at age 45, long after most of my peers had stopped having their broods and looked forward to grandkids.
I didn’t know about hashtags and all that- honestly, I am still learning. I just saw that others were tagging the clothes and the things that their kids wore and thought that was ‘the new thing’. 23k plus Instagram followers later, I am still in a kind of confused shock.
At that time, I was a 40 something woman stuck in the house with a baby and reaching out- hoping to find others like me. I was hoping to share our experiences and I found so many like me, which was encouraging and comforting.
The most enjoyable part of being an influencer is not only the free stuff I am able to try out and review- without having to actually leave my home- but also being able to connect with others who are as isolated as we are.
While I am far more successful using my Instagram account as a vehicle for expressing myself and our daily lives, I’ve discovered other ways (which I am hoping to try out soon) to reach a broader influence.
Pinterest has launched a new IG type format, which I think may be a very interesting new facet in the world of social media sharing/influencing:
Personally, I don’t have the ambition to create that level of fabu-bloggery. I’m a loathsome GenX underachiever with very little time on my hands.
I love ‘checking in’ in between homeschooling and raising my kid and caring for extended family- and staying alive in general.
It is fun glimpsing other people’s lives, even as a lurker. It’s inspiring reading what others have to share- without the social anxiety or the threat of disease… a way for those of us closet introverts to connect with others and grow.
We NEED more people out there with voices, so if you’re interested in becoming an ‘influencer’ as well, start a blog. Tweet. Write. Post on Instagram.
If you’re a Covid or other type of survivor, like I am- share your stories. We all need to feel a little less alone during these scary, sterile times.
We all have something to say and there are many out there, like me, who would love to read your stories.
I wish you all good health and safety during this absolutely mind-boggling horrorshow that is 2020.