Sunday, March 16, 2014
About a year and a half ago I started taking blood pressure meds. It took a few tries to get the dosage right, but I thought it was all finally settled.
and yet I've been really tired in the afternoons and pretty much pass out on the couch on the weekends
I thought it was the new position at work being more stressful, the time change, not getting enough sleep at night - no idea really but I didn't think that it was my BP medication.
OH and also on top of that I've been slowly gaining weight no matter what I do.
I had a physical earlier this month and it turns out that the dosage is too high still. That's pretty much why I've been so tired all the time and also very likely to be a factor in my gaining weight.
gee thanks doc
do no harm right
I guess I should have gone in sooner but I come from a family rich with hypochondriacs so I just don't feel like calling a doctor and say "hi yea I'm tired all the time".
So new dosage and without doing anything any differently I've already lost two of the pounds I was gifted with. I'm also staying awake all day until bedtime and ok I did take a little nap on the couch this afternoon but it's raining out and there is basketball game after basketball game on and it seemed like a good idea. It was just a little nap too and not being passed out like the dead for 2 or 3 hours.
You know its a special kind of unfair when they can put you on a medication that will result in putting on weight and its still on you to lose it all. What they would do I just don't know, I'd rather not have a hyperactive thyroid until I get back to my target weight, but still there it is on the scale looking at me.
Anyway, today I started a weight lifting program at the Y. I'm trying to do whatever I can to ramp up my metabolism and besides, I missed not so much the lifting because that is painful but I missed the results of it. It was good to get back into it.
Well it's good to get my life back.
In other news, I've ordered a new lens, specifically a Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens - fun. I got my annual bonus from work. I usually buy a little something out of it, usually not this big of a something but last year we dumped the entire thing into home repairs so Brian talked me into getting this lens. Ok maybe I showed him one in a magazine that cost $2,500 just so shock him into thinking that $430 was a reasonable thing to pay for a lens. Also the poor dear thinks that now I'll quite obsessing over this lens and we get on with our lives.
You think he would know better. I obsessed like this over a macro lens and oh it did and does make me happy but there's always something out there that I totally NEED.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I'm looking forward to 2014. I didn't hit all the goals I had set for last year but then again does anyone?
It's like this, when I was a kid I did a lot of skiing. I'd come home and brag to my dad that I didn't fall down once. His response, "if you didn't fall then you're not pushing yourself".
He was kidding around.
I think....hmm. This same dad (cause I just have the one) also pronounced a straight A report card "boring".
very nurturing environment really
The point is, I think he's right. If you don't fall that means you're not taking enough chances. Who wants to play it totally safe.
It also means that you're not in traction doing your homework with your pencil in your mouth, but oh well you have to die of something.
The point is
Happy News Year everyone.
stay safe out there
but not TOO safe
Thursday, December 19, 2013
So I got the job I wanted, it's supposed to be made public today. There are a few details like when I actually start that are up in the air. Year end is a tough time to transfer so I'm probably going to be straddling the two positions for a couple of weeks. It came with a raise that I wasn't expecting so that is a pleasant surprise.
My parents were down this weekend and it even went well. Last year their Christmas visit was rather disastrous. I have no idea what was going on last year. I'm pretty sure that they had been arguing in the car when they got there. What I do know is that after I spent all day cooking a rather elaborate feast, they told me they stopped and ate on the way down so they weren't hungry.
So I was off work Mon & Tues. Yesterday when I got here I got a message from the guy whose job I want (he's moving away). He told me that I was going to get a verbal offer so it was a lock. Then I had a meeting, went from there to teach a seminar, went to another meeting, got back to my desk to see that I had voice mail from the director, called him back to accept the job, gobbled down my lunch, ran off to teach another seminar, then to another meeting. WHEW I hardly had time to process anything until I got home.
Oddly enough, it's not even Christmas yet and starting today things are actually going to slow down for me. The packages have been shipped, coworker presents delivered, my parents are well crossed off the list, and I have almost a week off.
I am baking cookies tomorrow for the neighbors who don't drink and therefore do not get a bottle of wine, but that's more fun than stress. The only stressful thing looming is spending some part of Christmas with my mother-in-law and her on again off again boyfriend. It's ok really, just that we never know what to expect or if "he" is going to appear.
I'm looking forward to it, then I get to start a new job.
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