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Killer Migraine

Thursday, March 01, 2012

I wish Wednesday, February 29 had not existed! I had planned for a day off work hoping to finish painting my son's room--a project that is dragging on FOREVER. I woke up with a migraine that would not go away--ended up sick to my stomach. Add in a foot of fresh, heavy snow with a teenager home because of the snow and electricity out from 9:00am to almost 3:00pm (note that we live in a rural area and no electricity means no water which means no toilets get flushed and that's really not good when you're sick)--I think you get the idea here. It was a really icky day. The only positive I can think of was that I was well within my calorie intake for the day.

Today is a new day and, as is normal for me after a migraine, I feel slightly ill and very drained but I'm not all out sick and I'm on a healthy eating schedule and hoping to get to the gym tonight. Our snow removal service took care of our driveway over night, my son is back in school, I'm back at work and the sun is shining. Life is looking good though David's room is STILL not painted.



Another New Week

Monday, February 27, 2012

I gained a fraction of a pound this week. Could that be due to too much sodium? I'll try to watch that more carefully this week.

In spite of a stressful meeting scheduled for this evening I'm hoping to manage my diet a little better this week. I probably will not be able to work out as much but I think I can still fit in 3 sessions at the gym so that's good. I can do this!



Difficult Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Yesterday was one of the most stressful days that I have had as a parent. My 18 year old son is a senior in high school and has Asperger's Syndrome. He is very bright AND very immature. Yesterday was decision day for us for college and it was (and is) very difficult for me to admit that he is not ready for college. I believe that he will be some day but for right now he is not. Most Asperger's kids function at about 2/3 of their actual age and that is about right--my son's social development puts him at about age 12 instead of his actual 18. We're looking at some alternatives like part time community college or tech school for a year or two while he grows up a bit. This is very stressful! Both my husband and I have graduate degrees and education is very important to us.

So far I am handling the situation okay on the diet front. I did not have the energy to work out last night but hope to do so this evening. Unfortunately my husband is out of town this week so I'm working through this with my son on my own. I think both my son and I are experiencing some grief as a result of putting aside the college plans. I am really working hard to help us remember that this is only temporary.

Okay--so recording my thoughts and acknowledging my grief seems to help. I'm feeling a bit better right now. Onward!



A New Week

Monday, February 20, 2012

I had a difficult week last week and my eating was not good plus my excercise was marginal BUT I did manage to lose 1.5 pounds. I'll take it! This week promises to be more routine in nature so I'm hoping I can stay on the straight and narrow better. I need cooperation from my family this week--no crises PLEASE. Thank you!



Feb 14

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I've had several dreadful eating days in a row. I really want to lose weight but apparently not bad enough to curb my eating. UGH!



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