thanks for the christmas update! santa

i'm with you when it comes to food. good thing we stayed home so i could control the food situation. hubby made a big pot of meatballs and sausage in tomato gravy a few days prior. i made a big pot of minestrone the night before christmas eve. so that way not too tempted by carbs or junk. did get some chocolates for christmas but to combat eating too much of that. made a big pot of homemade apple sauce and some pumpkin custards on christmas day since didn't have to bother cooking dinner. and when craving cookies, been eating my almond or hazelnut amarettis- nuts are my friends (great for my metabolic syndrome). so was able to avoid gaining over the holidays, but now must focus on losing. but i sure am passionate about food! my stepfather is sicilian, i think that's where i get my love of food from. whoever came up with the saying "eat to live, don't live to eat." definitely was not from italy! holly

mookie got a new hat for christmas! let me explain. not to wear, but he'll sit and chew a baseball cap for hours and hours as we discovered when he went for one of chris's hat one day. so we buy him a really cheap baseball cap now and then and he couldn't be happier. right now as we speak he's sitting on the top of his cage chewing away. crazy! reindeer

chris requested several painting books so i obliged. :tree:

mostly though just a nice relaxing day. :holly2:


chiro fixed my shoulder this morning.

then walked through our mall, that was my exercise today. went there to buy mookie a new basket (he sits on the handle while he eats, contains the mess pretty well, just have to put down fresh papertowels, change the old). while there lots 50-75% off so bought paper, cards, etc for next year to put away. walked, oh i have no idea how far, but probably about 2 miles, its a really long mall and i parked at one end where i bought the basket and walked all the way to the other to browse in the bookstore. walking about 4 hours, some of it standing, but most of it sauntering.


Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)