I ended up doing better on my steps yesterday and got in 12,014. I have more and more coming up eating away at my work out time but the goal is to keep moving and try to counter balance my raging appetite.
Speaking of food and appetite we had Tapas Tuesday at work yesterday. Not that anyone I work with needs a reason to eat since we have parties, luncheons and pot lucks a lot for no reason at all. I usually do not participate in the eating at work since I’m pretty particular about what I will eat and pack my cooler everyday with all the foods I intend to eat that day. However, there was mention that at this Tapas party there were going to be many gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free options. I hadn’t realized that so many of my co-workers were on special diets these days. I’m not talking about the weight watchers, low carb; need to lose weight diets but actually diet changes that their doctors are recommending. It used to be unheard of for doctors to even mention diet but I guess that is changing.
After I heard this I decided to really think about who I worked with and has it turns out I’m in an office of 34 people, 11 men and 23 women. Of that total 4 of us have autoimmune diseases and all of which are women. That is 11.7% of the office suffers with disease of which there is no cure. 2 of them have Type 1 diabetes, 1 with Crones and myself with MCTD. Autoimmune diseases are rare on an individual level but as a collective group the word rare is hard to swallow since there are so many forms. Each challenging in its own way. None of us would claim our disease is worse than the other 3 they are just different.