Saturday, December 21, 2013
So, I saw an internist today. He was a very nice doctor. He thinks that nothing serious is wrong with me, and that I have a simple case of IBS. However, he is sending me for a blood test to look for celiac or inflammation, as well as an occult blood test (blood in the stool that can't be seen to the naked eye). He said that if the tests come back clear, then I should experiment with my diet to see if any particular foods are bothering me. If my symptoms get worse, then I should come back to see him in 3 months. So, we'll see. I'm glad that he is sending me for the tests. If occult blood, ovarian cysts/cancer, and celiac are ruled out, then I feel safe to spend months playing with my diet.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
So, I've stopped running for a few months because of my knee issues; but I've literally been CRAVING a run. So I ran a slow mile on the treadmill yesterday. It was AMAZING! And no knee pain!!! :D However, the inner hip pain I've been having that I've been having seemingly in connection to my pelvic/ovary pain got REALLY bad, and my leg above my knee was achy, and the hip pain lasted all day, in addition to the onset of the worst pelvic pain yet. So, I'm kind of scared to run again. The pelvic pain is back to "normal", and the hip pain is greatly diminished, so that's good. But I'm just going to be careful until I go to the doc tomorrow and find out what's going on. I've read that strenuous exercise can possible burst an ovarian cyst, which is quite painful. So if I do indeed have a cyst I want to avoid that. I have a bad headache today and I think I'm PMSing so, I'm going to take a break from exercising. I did Jillian Michaels on Saturday and Sunday and ran yesterday, so that\s a good thing! My eating yesterday was also MUCH better than it's been for a long time.
Monday, December 02, 2013
So, soy eggnog is basically the best thing ever made. I've been able to find Silk Noel Nog at one grocery store, and it's amazingggggg! I don't understand why it only come in 1 L bottles LOL It's also waaaaay lower in fat and calories than traditional eggnog. Not as rich and creamy, of course, but still with the same delicious flavor. NOMMMMM!
I weighed today and am still the same weight as last week (maybe something to do with soy eggnog? lol). Frustrating, but better than going up. I didn't exercise at all this week. I want to exercise more regularly. It's such a mental battle to actually do it, but once I'm doing it, it's not a big deal. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical today.
I made vegan lasagna yesterday, and it's super good! :D I used brown rice noodles, vegan ground round, Daiya cheese, and a homemade cashew ricotta spread. It's not the most healthy of dishes but certainly a lot better to bring that to work rather than eating a sandwich from work, or vietnamese food from the restaurant across the street. I'll probably bring some steamed greens or broccoli, fruit, and flax crackers along with it.
I'm starting university in just over a month, and I'm getting really excited! I know it's going to be stressful and hard, but it's going to be good. It will be a new chapter in my life. I'm definitely ready to move on from the one I'm in now LOL.
I've applied to go to Haiti again in 2014, hopefully in June. I'm just waiting to hear back on the status of my application. I'm praying that it works out and I'll be able to go.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
So, over the past couple months at Starbucks, I've gotten into the habit of drinking a lot of sugary drinks, as well as the leftovers of frappuccinos. I wasn't tracking the calories, but I'm sure it was a lot. Today, I drank what I felt like was a lot less than I have been. I added up all the calories. While the numbers on my tracker were OK, my calories just from drinks were over 700!! Whaaaaaat?! Time to chill out on the drinks lol. My calorie total today is still going to be around 1900 or 2000, which is fine and I don't feel hungry or deprived, but if I hadn't drank all those calories, I'd be able to EAT 700 more. Or just eat 200 more, save the 500, and be on my way to losing a pound this week. Or be able to eat 1 1/2 nanaimo bars lol. Oh well, live and learn. IT was definitely a good reminder.
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