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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I got my period yesterday....AGAIN! That's every two weeks for the last three months! I got my letter back from the doctor appointment with the results of my bloodwork. Everything is normal. She thinks all this is from my large weight loss, which I find strange, since I've basically maintained my weight for the last year. But maybe it needed that year to get things moving....and moving, and moving.

Whatever...just wish it would let up! I can't stand never knowing and always having PMS and a pimple or two!

My cold is better...I sound worse, but feel better. I'm getting more sympathy now than when I was feeling the worst. Funny how that works. I can tell everyone I'm fine but if I sound scratchy, they're all sympathetic!

I'm up about a pound, but since I have my period, that's to be expected. That and the fact that I've not walked or biked since I got my cold. I'm sure it will go back down as soon as I'm done with my period.

Toby, our little dog, got hives terribly last night. I have no idea what caused them. He had them all over his body and his eyes were swollen. He kept rubbing and digging. I gave him a benedryl and they went away. I kept checking him last night, but he seems fine now. I have no idea what caused them...hope they don't come back! It was pretty scary!

Well, I've got emails to reply to before going to work...It's Wednesday...we're on the downside, moving toward the weekend!!!



Monday, September 24, 2007

I'm going to try so hard not to be a big crybaby at work today...and also to not be so grumpy that I scare small children. I'm feeling quite miserable and that's on all the OTC drugs I could muster. I may not go to the after school program today...unless I feel much better. I'm feeling quite horrible now and that's only after showering and eating some cereal.

I have to go to traffic court tonight at 7 PM. I think I will come home from school and take a nap before I go so I don't look/feel completely terrible when I get there. Grrrr....not a great way to begin the week!


Feeling lousy...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I woke up this morning feeling just awful! A nasty ol' head cold. My ears ache, my throat hurts, my face aches and I sound all nasally. I took an Allegra and some Tylenol, but it hasn't kicked in yet. Ugh...I hate feeling this way. And it hit me so quickly. I was tired yesterday, but other than that, I didn't feel sick. I didn't see this one coming!

I had a lot I wanted to do today, too...we went to Frog Pond yesterday and got a lot of veggies to cook up/freeze/can. I don't think I'm going to be a lot of help to Darryl today. (I tend to be a baby when I'm sick.)

Well, I have to go weigh in and get some breakfast together. More later, if I feel better.


The scale is slowly going down again...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's a slow process, but the scale is slowly moving in the right direction. I'm feeling more positive about meeting my first weight goal...to be under 200. It's been about 18 years since I was under 200.

It's funny...I was a thin child and teenager. I gained weight after I graduated high school and just kept getting bigger and bigger. Because I hadn't always been heavy, I always thought of it as a temporary situation. Well, that temporary situation sure had a long life!!! I was overweight longer than I was thin! When I figured out and typed that I hadn't been under 200 pounds in 18 years, it really hit me that I've been overweight my entire adult life. How did all that time slip away from me? What all did I miss being so heavy?

It's bitter sweet...I'm doing so much more now than I did before...yoga, biking, hiking, walking...things I couldn't do before. But I'm also realizing just how much I've missed out on over the years. While my kids were younger and needing/wanting an active, fun mom. I mean, I know I did fun stuff with them. But I know I could have been a lot more fun, if I'd been healthier.

Well, I can't go back...can only move forward. It just sort of hit me just now as sad.

I guess I should be happy I made it to this point by 40 and not 50. Which was my plan when I first started looking into gastric surgery. I had told someone if I didn't have my weight in check by 50 I'd look into the surgery. She asked me why I was waiting, why didn't I want to get healthy now...it was a good point and sort of sparked me into looking more seriously into it.

Well, enough reminiscing for now...I need to get ready to go to the farmers' market.


Let the weekend begin...

Friday, September 21, 2007

It's Friday evening...I'm home from work, so technically, the weekend has begun!

Unfortunately, I almost have a toothache. And I'm dentally phobic, so I'm trying hard not to freak out over it.

I'm ashamed to admit how long it's been since I've been to a dentist. My kids I make go every six months. But I haven't been in a very, very long time. I've been fortunate up until this point. I've never had a real toothache. And I don't completely have one now. (More of an occasional sort of pain.) I'm very good about brushing very well and flossing, in hopes of prolonging the inevitable.

I know and rationally understand this is foolish behavior. But yet I continue to do it. I'm so weak when it comes to that.

On to better subjects...this weekend we're going to the farmers' market and a very large fruit/vegetable stand and getting a bunch of stuff to cook/freeze. Darryl will probably make homemade spaghetti sauce. His is so good! He also makes an excellent capanatta (spelling?). Maybe we'll get pickling cukes. He's got a good recipe for mustard pickles.

Just down the road from the fruit/vegetable stand is an Amish store, with the best granola I've ever had in my life! YUM!

Everyone in my family is battling a cold. Kate seems to be the sickest. She's normally the healthiest, so I guess she's overdue for a cold. Devon and Kate just went to the pharmacy to get some OTC meds to get us through the weekend.

Well, I've got a lot of emails to catch up on and I think I need to take these contacts out...they're getting a bit filmy...time to replace them, I think.


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