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So, one of the things that I want to do this year in 2018 is to begin or continue really to lose the weight that I gained from my medication. So, if you don’t know I have a chronic illness and here are a couple of posts that you can read about that illness that I have already written. Secrets Revealed 2 Year Update I will be writing some more about what’s been happening lately with that so definitely stay tuned for that. However, one of the treatments for that illness happens to be steroids – prednisone to be exact. In case you don’t know anything about prednisone, know that...

Sick for 2 Years – A reflection | Whit Happens

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Hey yall!  How you living?  How your mama ‘nem?  That’s good.  I always did like your mama!  Anyway, I’m hear to talk about my reflections on the last couple of years since I’ve been sick.  I’m going to start doing a lot more stuff on the blog about it so it makes sense to talk about it at just around the 2 year mark. For those of you who haven’t known me for two years, I’ll give you a brief synopsis.  For those who have known me…consider this a refresher.  I’m sure you didn’t study the first time anyway. Senior year of college, I got a bad case of allergies...

The 3 Most Important Things for Great Sleep

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Sleep is one of the most important things that we do daily.  I’m definitely not a fan of team no sleep.  As a matter of fact I’m not only a member of the Nap Team, I’m the Nap Team Captain. Sleep is going to be almost 1/3 of your life.  That’s how important it is.  Folks love to say that they’ll sleep when they are dead.  Ok…that’s fine if you want to end up dead sooner.  Not sleeping is shaving time off your busy life. So, when something stops you fromresting, it’s a problem.  That’s what happened to me when I got sick. Initially, it didn’t bother me as much...

No Cares to Give – Blog Challenge Day 20

I’ve been sitting around trying to decide what I was going to blog about and I just don’t know.  I’m lying…I dont FEEL LIKE BLOGGING ABOUT ANYTHING.  I actually don’t feel like doing anything. I have no cares to give.   I think I’m coming down with a cold!  I think this is why I’m generally lethargic.  I’m about to drug myself up with Nyquil, Alka Selter Cold, vitamins, Hot tea, and vicks vapor rub!   Pray for my spirit yall.   I have to be up early tomorrow morning to go work in Rockville.  I lowkey hope it’s cancelled for weather.  However, I’d like to make that EASY money as...

Positivity Reigns – Blog Challenge Day 16

At the end of last year, I decided to be intentionally more positive.  This was not in some insane “always happy” type of way.  It was more of a don’t let bad things rule you type or way. In this, I separated myself from people and their negativity.  If I kept questioning WHY I was friends with/followed/dealt with ABC or XYZ…they had to go. You can’t let people make commentary or judgment on portions of your life that THEY don’t have to live with.  I believe you should strive to do what you feel is best for YOU and YOU alone.  Even if you have a family…doing what is best...

Why Whitney Reloaded – Blog Challenge Day 7

On day 7 of week 1 of my blog challenge, I’m sitting here trying to write a blog post that probably should have not only been the first post of the challenge, but probably the first post of the blog.  Oh well…better late than never. So, the idea for this post came from looking around online and coming across the idea for a post about why your blog is named what it is. So, here we go. I started this blog a couple years ago when I kicked up my weight loss journey.  Then restarted it when I was continuing my weight loss journey and my financial freedom journey (to...

How are you doing? – Blog Challenge Day 4

You know when people say “it’s the little things”…sometimes it’s not just the little things.  Sometimes it’s the medium things or the large things.  The little things are great and all but shit…they are all heavy when you have to deal with them all together. So HONESTY HOUR…after my mom got sick and I got sick again…I felt fairly alone.  I legit had to reevaluate some friendships.  Some people who I didn’t even expect to be there were THERE!  Others were no where to be found.  CHECK. I felt judgement from others.  Like…Did I just almost die again…why you feel some type of way?  Don’t do me! Everybody aint you....

Humility – Blog Challenge Day 2

To be humble is to be unassuming… Chronic illness is the great humility checker. When you can’t walk across the room, stand up to shower, cook your own meals, eat that much, stand to do much of anything, lay this way to sleep, lay that way to sleep, SLEEP, take out your trash, cough without fear, breathe, or any number of things that can be affected by your illness…you get humbled real quick. But if you’re still stubborn (coughMEcough) you still try it.   I should probably be attempting sleep right now but if it weren’t so hard for me to comfortably sleep then maybe I’d get boo’d up with...