Archives for: November 2007
guten Morgen sweeties :-)
also heute werde ich mal gaaanz persönlich; gestern bin ich das erste mal (ouch nach fast einem Monat),
hier in Benglen rumgedappt, grad raus und schwubbedischwub....war ich im Wald :-)....hey Madls und Bubn
nicht mal 2 Minuten....yeeehhhaaa prima...wo ist mein nächster 4-Bein???!!
Also da geht's hoch und runter....runter directly Richtung See (Greiffensee) ich denke gute 30-45 Minuten zum laufen...hey toll!!! Aber äbbä danach goht's wieda ue...(hoch) und dass geht in die Oberschenkel (hmm...auch gutes Training ).....yech.....hoch geht's dann wieder gen Ebmatingen....meine vorherige Wahl-
heimat...... eben diese 2 Orte sind direkt miteinander verbunden...tja nix war mit *kleinen Fluchten*....:-)
Ich war gestern nur ca. 30 Minuten draussen, war auch mächtig genug...denn es war mindestens -4 bis -6 Grad und sonst wären meine Ohrwascheln abgefallen....
Kleines Resumé: mir gefällts hier, es ist ruhiger als in Ebmatingen (sehr schön) ich lebe in der vollsten Natur (juhuuuu....schon immer mein Traum gewesen) muss keinen Rasen mähen da nur noch ein Balkönchen vorhanden ist :-) meine Nachbarn höre und sehe ich nicht...sehr schöööön :-) wenn ich will und Bedarf am Tierle streicheln habe, so laufen hier kiloweise Hunde und Katzen rum, alle sind sie freundlich und wedeln oder maunzen einem an.... how sweet :-)....Leute...das ist Benglen...Gemeinde Fällanden.....hier wird keine Post ausgetragen...hier musst Du Deine Post selber holen gehn :-).....auch
ä schöööni Wuche Eu alli z'ämme
xoxox truly yours Isa
hi sweeties :-)
today I'll get a bit more personally; yesterday I went for a trip by feet and shwubbedishwub....I was in the forests here.....hey....not even 2 Minutes, just cross the road and in you are :-) weew....where is my next four-legger???!
It goes up and down in all directions, down is mostly direction lake....haa Greiffensee I am coming!!! :-)
but this means the whole way you go down you've to go back up....and here are nice dimensions to see...ouch a good training for my legs :-) yep.....
little résumé: people it is very nice here, my neigbours arent to be seen, fine for that, nice peoples and if I do feel the need to carresse any dog or cat, so I can do it without any harm coz there are sooo much here, wedeling and miauing @ ya when moving in their direction :-) what do I need more ??!......
It is much calmer here than in Ebmatingen and it was always my dream to live in plain nature :-) yeeehhhaa folks this is Benglen, a part of the community of Fällanden, here no mail will be delivered, you've to fetch it @ the post office by yourselve (self)....thatt's ok as well.......
have a fine week ya all
xoxox truly yours Isa
I’m a little past the halfway point in getting myself glutened up for my celiac blood tests. I’m starting to get a little tired of having to eat four slices of bread (or the equivalent in pasta) every single day. Besides, I don’t like the way it makes my insides feel (noticeably worse than spelt did). Even Hubby, the Blood Type Diet skeptic, says he’ll be glad when we can go back to eating rice pasta, because he had forgotten how much the wheat stuff messes him up.
I had another appointment with my nutritionist last week. A year ago (see my August 3, 2006 blog entry, “I Supplement, Therefore I Am”), I was taking 72 supplement “pills” per day (counting tablets, capsules, and the equivalent in liquid extracts). Four months ago, I counted again, and it was up to 85.
This time, my nutritionist commented on how much better I was doing. She paused, then added, “... everything except your gut; that’s worse.” I hadn’t told her about my suspicion/hope that I’m a celiac, nor had I mentioned that I’m back to eating real wheat – but I could have told her that my gut was worse! The bottom line is, I’m down to 75 “pills” per day.
Within a month, I expect to be diagnosed a celiac, and start a lifelong gluten-free diet. After that, I expect to feel better and better, and I expect to need fewer and fewer supplements, because my digestive system will be increasingly able to extract nutrients from the food I eat. But five years from now, if I were to present my greatly decreased need for supplements as evidence that the gluten-free diet is helping me, a cynic would be sure to point out that the decrease actually started a month before I went gluten-free, and in fact, while I was being careful to eat wheat every day.
This sort of thing has happened to me before – I hear about something that sounds likely to improve my health, and make up my mind to try it – and I feel a little better right away, before I actually make the change or start the treatment. I suspect these experiences have been due to two factors.
The obvious explanation is that merely deciding to take action relieves a good bit of tension and anxiety. So I feel better because I’m no longer fretting about what to do – on the contrary, I'm feeling optimistic.
But I think there’s a second explanation that accounts for at least half of the premature improvement, and that’s something akin to the well-known placebo effect. After all, if the placebo effect is due to the mind’s influence on the body, then why should it be restricted to reacting to things that have already happened? Why can’t the mind also react in anticipation of things that it expects to happen?
It may not be good Latin, but I think of this as the “Pre-Cebo Effect.”