Thursday, July 28, 2011
If you have been following me at all in the last year and a half, it seems like I've had a lot of issues with medications, acid reflux, and now sleep issues. Sleep is the worst. Since changing meds in April, my morning med is working just fine but I am really having trouble sleeping. I flunked the sleep study, choosing to kick my legs instead and so my doc suggested I take 100 mg of the sleep med he gave me assuring me it would do no harm. It didn't help me sleep either and I feel lke I am in a wrestling match. So last night I decided that I had tried that med enough and took a tylenol pm instead. I slept well, through the night. Maybe I still snored and kicked but at least I wasn't awake half the night and it seemed like I was slept all night. So I am pressing on with the tylenol pm to see how I cope with it and to heck with that other pill.
It is no wonder that my mind wanders on diet and eating. I have enough trouble concentrating on work and keeping up with my clients and installation of draperies, etc. That is far more important than what I eat. So once again, the diet process goes by the wayside until I can sort myself out.
Last night, I did however, cook dinner and it was a stir fry with sliced beef, onions, peppers, broccoli and garlic served on a bed of brown rice. I had 1/2 c of rice and a reasonable amount of the beef mixture and it was very good. No seconds and I was completely satisfied. Trouble is, my mother-in-law came over and helped us make strawberry rhubarb pie which I had to have a piece. Never made one before and learned some things to do next time. She was the pie baker in the family and they were always melt in the mouth delicious no matter what flavor. She hasnt' been able to bake in over 2 years so when a friend gave her the rhubarb, she enlisted our help. I'm glad she did as I now know what to do to make a rhubarb, strawberry tart, with only one crust.
I went over to my sister's last night and she and her hubby have rejoined this strict weight loss center which she lost 60 lbs on a few years ago. Kept it off until last year and slowly gained back about 25. She is determined to get it off again so we got there when they served their dinners. They had about 4 oz of cooked chicken, (looked boiled to me) and about 1/2 c of green beans and a slice of melba toast and that is all they could have. My husband and I both decided that life was too short to go that route. We could both lose a few but there has to be a better way than that.
I'm pressing on and hope to get some sleep tonight and every night there after.