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This week in food and fitness

I’ve cooked too much food over the course of the last two or three months. I blame my Instant Pot. Yes, it’s as wonderful as everyone says it is, but…

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Not quite right and doodling

I came down with a cold, or something that resembled a cold, a few weeks ago. I took a Monday off and then worked the rest of the week. I…

The not so common cold

I think I’ve been suffering from a cold for the last week or so. It’s hard to tell with me. When I think I have a cold, I get a…

Instant Comfort

I tried another Instant Pot recipe, Healthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from The Girl on the Bloor. The ”healthy” component of the dish is broccoli. You could add other…

Cat walking on a fence

Keeping your balance when you have MS

Balance problems and difficulty walking are two of my most troublesome MS symptoms. Luckily, there are exercises I can do to reduce the impact these symptoms have on my everyday…

Fun with imaging

I got my yearly brain and spine MRIs on Monday. I’m fine with being in a confined space for a significant amount of time (the whole thing takes about two…

Thinking about the body

Yesterday I’m at my local Planet Fitness recovering from my 20-minute treadmill walk and a smattering of strength training. I need this recovery period to get my legs working a…

Walking the walk

I can’t remember exactly when it was that I realized I forgot how to walk correctly. I don’t know that there is necessarily a “correct” way to walk, but a…

Shopping blues

I tell people my MS symptoms aren’t that bad. Many people with the disease have it much worse than I do. All that is true, but for me it’s the…

Getting Social

The problem with social media Let’s face it. Social media can be the worst. It has become a platform where people feel comfortable being awful to other human beings. I…