slowing down

02.03.11

While in the middle of my 4th sinus infection since November, (never had one prior to November) I decided that it’s time for a few life changes.

When the Doctor was asking about my lifestyle, it seems like I’m doing everything right. I exercise, although I could fit in more cardio;  I eat well, although I could make some improvements; I don’t take in TOO much caffeine, although I guess I can nix that occasional 2nd cup of coffee; I could typically use a little more sleep; and I could probably deal with my stress a little better. It’s not that I’m running around like a headless chicken (sometimes) or constantly stressed to the max, I just have a lot on my plate right now. Simply said, I need to slow down. :)

I’ve decided to head to a Naturopathic Doctor to get some more complete testing and really get to the bottom of the issue, but for now I’m going to make some changes to my diet and do what I can to make some more time for myself. Which means that I’ll most likely be posting 3-4 times per week from now on, unless I just have a ton that I have to share with you right away!  I definitely want to focus on quality over quantity.

This is also the perfect opportunity to say, Thank You So Much for Reading my Little Blog, I wouldn’t be here without you all!

36 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    It is so important to slow down and live life! Take care of you :)

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  2. Crystal
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    Get better soon! Don’t worry about us – we’ll read whenever you post :) Plus, I only wish I could post 3-4 times a week – you are a rockstar!

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  3. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    Feel better! I am a long-time sinus infection sufferer and though I haven’t had any recently, the last 2 were just after 2 major life changes (getting married and changing jobs) – I think sometimes stress is a big cause of these! Take care of yourself!

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    • emily
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 11:17 am

      I’m so sorry to hear that you are a long time sufferer! They are SO annoying. Any special sinus infection tricks I should know about?!? :)

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  4. Angharad
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    Slowly down is so important – good for you!

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  5. Mo
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    Oooh, I hope you feel better soon. I will still read whatever and whenever you post!

    PS-I would love to hear what you learn from the naturopathic doc. Maybe a post on that?

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    • emily
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 11:17 am

      Mo, I’ll do that! I’m very curious!

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  6. Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    Thank you for all of your hard work that you put into A Nutritionist Eats. :) Get better soon! :)

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    • emily
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 11:20 am

      Aww, Thanks! :)

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  7. Stephanie @ Thorns Have Roses
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    I don’t have a doctor (by choice) I’ve only been sick ONCE in the past two years (sinus infection) and if I did get sick I’d go to a naturopathic doctor too. Really interested to see how it goes!

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  8. Michelle @ Housewife in the Raw
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. Take all the time you need – your readers will wait!

    ps – you won the Hail Merry giveaway on my blog (maybe they’ll cure your sinuses, hee hee). Can you email me with your address so I can get the macaroons in the mail for you?

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  9. erin
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    Feel better soon, Emily! Rest up, relax and enjoy your you time; you deserve it :)

    A good friend of mine is a naturopathic doctor in Osceola if you’re looking for one.

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  10. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    Do you neti pot? My boyfriend’s sister used to get TONS of sinus infections, and since she’s started using a neti pot, she rarely gets one.

    I’ve been looking at and thinking about my schedule lately, and I think I’m due for some slowing down, too. (I’ve been having some stress-related insomnia. UGH.)

    I hope the naturopath helps you!

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    • Emily
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 4:36 pm

      I haven’t tried the neti pot yet because honestly it freaks me out, but if this all continues, I’ll definitely give it a try! I’m glad to hear it works though!

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  11. Kate @ Diethood.com
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    Get well soon! Slow down and enjoy life!

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  12. Tracey
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Sinus infections are no fun. Especially when you have so many of them in such a short time. I’ve been working on improving how I treat my body. I’ve conquered the caffeine and alcohol and now I’m on to handling stress better.

    I’m happy to hear you are taking the time you need and I hope you start feeling better very soon.

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  13. Sagan
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    I hope you can get to the bottom of it. Hugs! Rests and taking breaks are really important.

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  14. Katherine: Unemployed
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    best wishes with taking care of yourself; great thoughts

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  15. sarah (sarah learns)
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    i hope the new doc has some insight into what’s going on with you. feel better!

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  16. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Awwww, I hope things get better for you and you find the balance you need. Personally, I think no good could come out of nixing the 2nd cup of coffee but thats just me :)

    Seriously though, you gotta do whats best for you. Blogging is one small element of life and others things like your health are so much more important. Takie care and look forward to seeing your next post pop up on my Google Reader.

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  17. kate
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    take care of yourself! if you don’t mind sharing, i would love hear more about your experience with the naturalpathic doc.

    for whatever it is worth, since our little ice cream exchange my mom has taken to reading your blog. she likes it as much as i do :)

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  18. Melissa @ For the Love of Health
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    I hope you feel better soon! Isn’t it nice when you realize that a slow down is needed and you come to terms with it? Balance is hard but attainable- I have learned that over the last little while.

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  19. TheHealthyApron
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    I hope you can get to the bottom of what is ailing you!! Goodluck! I’m sure if you slow things down a bit, you will get better!

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  20. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Good luck kicking your sinus infection. They can be brutal once they “set it” to get rid of. Hang in there!

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  21. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 2:02 am

    We bloggers often preach “everything in moderation,” yet we don’t always blog in moderation! I hope that taking a little break will allow you to focus on the important things in life–especially health!

    Several months ago, I realized that I was devoting too much time and energy to blogging, so I stepped back and made more time for myself, as well as friends and family. Now I post about once/week and I enjoy every minute of it–it’s no longer an obligation. :-)

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

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  22. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I hope you do get to the bottom of your sinus infections. I can’t wait to hear what the Naturopathic doctor has to say.Feel better!

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  23. kristin @ delishliving
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 11:07 pm

    i have been slowing down lately too (for different reasons than you, but some the same), and it has been so good for me. i look forward to reading about the changes you make in your life!

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  24. LauraJayne
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    I totally know how you feel – when I got so sick this last month, I couldn’t figure out why I was getting so sick (when I rarely get sick) and why it was taking me so long to recover. January started so fast this year (school started on the 4th) and I think I never had a chance to really relax – so I am learning how to do that during the school year and busy work season! I hope you figure everything out!

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  25. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    I’m so sorry you are not feeling well but I’m glad your slowing down and taking care of yourself. You deserve to feel amazing! I hope you had fun in NY today! :)

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  26. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Definitely take some time to relax. Sounds like you need it. Life can get so out of control sometimes even when we are determined that it won’t. Feel better!

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  27. Karla
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 2:30 am

    I had to slow it down on the posting too in order to keep my sanity.
    Personal health and well being are first in my book! Feel better!

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