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Health Coach Reba
5:59 pm

25,915

I had initially intended to only do a short hike in, about 2 or 2 ½ hours, because of the heat. The temperature forecast for Saturday was to be quite a bit cooler and less humid, so I figured I’d do the long end of the loop on Saturday morning, rather than on my way in Friday afternoon (after an almost 5 hour drive up there, that should have taken only 3 hours, because of highway closures for an accident overnight!). I started on my way at 1:30 in the afternoon, and figured I’d be at my campsite (number 530) by 4:00 at the latest. Easy peasy, set up the tent, make some dinner, sit and relax and enjoy the view before bedtime. WELL! Not so much. I missed a left turn, and took the right fork in the trail instead, and ended up on the longer end of the loop, so I was out there for quite a lot longer than I had planned. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
5:23 pm

AIP and the Canada Food Guide

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the re-jig of the Canada Food Guide that is coming up for next year. From what I’ve read, I still think it sucks! At first glance, it seems like it would be ok, that is, until you start to learn more about nutrition, and the science of what food actually does to your body when you eat it. Then we run into some problems with their suggestions! Read More

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Health Coach Reba
5:38 pm

Surviving Hours on Your Feet

I know a lot of people think that paleo and AIP are too restrictive. That there’s nothing to eat. That they’ll starve. That they don’t know what to eat. But there is LOTS to eat! So much to eat! I wasn’t the least bit hungry at all, not even when I got home at 2am. But really, everything that I took with me, except possibly the dulse, are fairly standard fare snack foods. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
10:38 am

Adventures with autoimmune disease

I looked down the one bluff that plummets quite far down toward the river. I figured I could get *down* there to retrieve some of the beer cans and whatnot, but getting back up again would have been a challenge, even for someone without stiffened hips and quads! The ground is just too soft on the ledge, with not much to grab onto to get back up. If I had had a friend with me, or a larger dog, I may have tried it, but Kreacher isn’t big enough to pull me back up. BOL! Read More

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Health Coach Reba
3:19 pm

I'm a Superstar!

I went to spin class Friday afternoon with friend Jenn, and even though I hadn't had much sleep the night before (yet another family member taken to hospital and released in the wee small hours, keeping me awake most of the night whilst I sat at my sister's house with her kids...everyone's ok...no worries). But I went to class because I have to train for the Spin4Kids and I didn't want to let my team down by not being able to complete a full program. And then after spin class, we went to a yoga class, which was strangely difficult! I thought yoga was supposed to be easy stretching and stuff! Wow, she made us work for it, and the room awas all hot, having been warmed up by the spin class right beforehand! But I did it, and I felt like a superstar when I walked out of there. Even if my legs were a little jelly like ;) Read More

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Health Coach Reba
12:52 pm

The Long and Winding Road

When I got the diagnosis of Grave's I had no idea what the heck it was, or what an autoimmune disease is, how one gets such a thing, or what to do with it once you get it! I was given a prescription for Methimazole and told to come in for regular blood work. Unfortunately my employer had a different idea and wouldn't let me take time off for my first appointment, so I ended up going hyPO thyroid, and felt even more like crap! Plus I gained 20 pounds in a month. (it's very important to keep doctor appointments! don't work for an employer who won't let you take time out for doctor appointments!...yeah, I quit that job...). We managed to get my thyroid levels back on track though, and after 18 months the Grave's disease went into remission. Read More

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