Been Busy here! Our computer was causing problems for weeks before it finally refused to let us on the internet and crashed the Google Chrome browser on Aug 31st. Hubby Jason knows so much more than me about computers and tried everything he knew--some of which worked but never completely fixed. Took in computer on Sept 1st to Best Buy since we already had a maintenance plan from unrelated computer issues in April & May of this year. For those of you who are techies, here is the list of computer issues found: loads of malware since computer stopped updating virus/fire wall, etc when it refused to let us on internet; fan clogged with dust from last 7 years (they said it literally blocked fan and was causing over heating!), and needed reboot of windows operating system. Scans eliminated malware, Best Buy took apart and cleaned to remove dust and solve over heating issues, and easy fix on reboot since all disks available online for purchase. However, reboot meant we had to reset all settings on computer as if it was just bought from the store so its been frustrating over the last few days as we reset everything, and rediscovered all lost passwords.
During my absence we had 2 family members have a stroke--Jason's step sister, Kym, and my Aunt Mary Kay. The same day both ladies had the stroke--yeppers same exact 24 hours--was our 3rd day on NEW juicing lifestyle! This only served to galvanize our convictions to stay on new juicing plan and continue with swimming, weight lifting, yoga and daily stretching. On day 6, Jason and I both got sick with sore throat, coughing, low grade fever, etc and we thought it was flu. Turned out to be part of detoxing and we both still had symptoms yesterday. Proud to announce that we are on day 16 now and Jason has lost 17 lbs and me 9 lbs. Hate that we women hold onto fat, but it is just one of the inherent differences between the sexes.
FYI--Over the last year, I have quit biting my nails, quit cigarettes, quit milk and milk products, quit meat, and quit sugar. I have lost a total of 86lbs over the last 2 years and it is my ongoing goal to have my life be an example instead of a warning! This new juicing lifestyle is following loads of my own research and my doctor's advice. ***Do not start any NEW diet or exercise plan without consulting your doctor first!***
I have missed my online Pain Sufferers Speak community and all my Dear family and friends! I am back on the computer daily now and will start regular Twitter chats next week on Monday, Sept 23rd at 10pm CST-USA. Love and hugs to all of you! XOXO
Written by: Liz Hall, Founder of Pain Sufferers Speak