I’m computer shy, flirting with the idea of blogging my new experiences as a young wife who has no idea where to start. We’re the proud parents of two awesome Russian Blues. My husband is an extraordinary adrenaline-junky, grease monkey with ADHD that we both embrace.  I’m 27 and have done a complete 180 in health since our wedding day.

It took all my single life to find I have a ton of food allergies and food sensitivities and be struck with  an autoimmune condition almost immediately after we said “I do”. Married life has been a hot mess of struggles and giggles. A comedy, both silly and dark. Pushing through full time jobs to pay for bills and car parts for a racing vehicle, time, resources, and energies are scarce. Un-parallel  schedules have us communicating through many post-it notes. Physical limitations due to chronic fatigue and aching body parts require me to forget almost everything I knew, and start from scratch.

A new lifestyle, a new strict diet, a new health care regimen, all with the help of my supportive husband, loving family, rockin friends, and needy felines. It demands no sulking, all if-and-when available muscles, whatever remaining mental clarity, and creativity, to rearrange everything I know about eating, exercising, socializing, going up the stairs, and what I thought would be the simple managing of our little household.

It’s going to be an adventure of ups and downs, good days and bad days, dreams and obstacles, real life problems, and the hilarity that ensues when you try to take on a disease, defy it, reverse it, smack it in the face, and get punched back by it in the nose. It’s going to be about adjusting, over and outdoing yourself, making kick-a** lemonade from really sour lemons.  And peeing a lot.

I don’t pretend to have amazing abilities, a well-documented plan, or any clue how I’m going to tackle these unforeseen events. My intention is to achieve nesting skills with no distinguished outline as of yet. There is a lot of fighting to do amidst a compromised immune system. That’s when my delicious husband and pets come in. They will be with me throughout the newlywed identity crisis, living with lupus, holistic healing, novice photographing, and learning gluten-free, nightshade-vegetable-free, everything free, easy recipes, baking kicks, and yoga challenges.  All the while, my one well-defined goal is to never be too tired to wear glowing make-up and always wear heels. Uhm, ix-nay on the heels part.

The average working housewife may or may not relate to such an exhausting daily process; but on a universal level, we all aim to keep a warm home, have a happy family, and to feel  pretty at the end of the day.

You learn to improvise when nothing goes as you expected, you work around it.

Check out my ridiculous story.

Lil E

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15 responses to “About

  1. Hey!!! Thanks for stopping by my site. I try to eat as healthy as possible but being super picky can be challenging!!! I am experimenting with healthier food options and preparing them outside the normal way one would think! I look forward to reading your postsZ!!!

  2. Beautifully written. Glad we “found” each other’s blogs. You are very talented; keep it up!

  3. Thank for stopping by… Yes, it’s important for young wives to find others as a support system. Good luck with your blog!

  4. Just found your blog and I admire your dedication to improving your health through nutrition! Thought you might be interested in this blog: http://healthymamarama.blogspot.com/

    She is totally gluten free and very health-conscious and talks about how to cook for her family. Thought you might find it useful!

    • Thanks and thanks, I’ll totally check it out. And yes, it only make sense: the wrong foods made me sick, the right foods will restore balance. I’m fascinated by life with doctors too. Will read that when I get a chance.

  5. Great site – Thanks for sharing your journey!

  6. Thanks for reading my journey. 🙂 I’ll check out your site too when I get a chance. And no, I’m all the way down in FL. But look up Bio-energetic screening and find out what they’re procedure is after the readings they get. It should be all natural medicine. Make sure they have good reviews too.

  7. Katie Reilly Mitchell

    Hello! You so kindly commented at my blog, and I thought I’d stop by and check you out! I love what I’ve read so far – you sound like you’ve got a good handle on this whole working-wife-cat owner-health thing. Glad we connected:)

  8. Angelo

    Hi there
    Read your post on nightshades, I have recently stopped eating them for a little over 2 weeks and was interested to read that you lost 8 lbs! I’m a vegan and have been off gluten a very long time but I still have inflammation and bloating issues! How long did it take to lose the 8 lbs?

    • I’m so sorry I never replied. I mean to, but my laptop hadn’t been working all that well.
      When I stopped eating nightshades (that one time), it was so severely inflamed that I lost the 8 pounds probably in about a week. I’m currently being dangerously naughty with tomatoes and cayenne pepper that I’m a bit swollen right now, but I’m trying to tighten up on diet, so that not only do I lose weight, but my joints will hurt less, I’ll heal better, and I can do more exercises without pain. Maybe that’s how I truly lost weight, just being able to be more active.
      However, nightshade veggies never cause me bloating. Have you heard about food combining. That’s one way to get rid of bloating but I’ve never been good at the discipline.
      The other type of bloating I have is what is called damp heat in Chinese Medicine. But I would’ve even know how to start explaining that. I went to an acupuncturist to understand what it is, and then read up on cool and hot foods that the Chinese eat depending on their health. When I eat slightly cooked veggies and rice, I digest fine. Too many raw foods, and I bloat.
      Ew…why is bloat such an ugly word.

      Hope that helps.

  9. Jenny Gordon

    I’m reaching out to give you a heads-up about a Facebook chat on the topic of “Lupus and General Health” hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery in conjunction with the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation on May 14 (5:30 – 6:30 pm EST). To join, all you have to do is visit https://www.facebook.com/hspecialsurgery, “Like” our page and join the conversation.

    I enjoyed reading your blog and hope you are able to participate in the chat.

    Please feel free to email me with any questions. Also, please let me know if you would like a flyer to share with your followers.


    Jennifer Gordon
    Goodman Media International, Inc.

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