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One Month Check Up

Monday, July 19, 2010

I went to the doctor today to have my one month on thyroid medicine check-up. The good news is that the medicine brought my levels up to normal. The not-so-good news is that I only lost 2 pounds last month. My daughter said I look smaller; so maybe I'm gaining muscle. I know I'm getting closer to my goal, but I really was hoping to lose a little more. I still find myself eating too many carbs in ratio to protein and fat. So, I guess that I need to work on my meal plans better.

  


Trying to Find the Right One for Me

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I am going to try another church this week. I'm looking for one that I feel comfortable in and can grow spiritually. I have found that the first two I went to didn't feel like "the right fit for me". The first church was obviously filled with people that had gone to that church for 40-50 years. The minister was good, but I didn't feel connected to the people who were obviously 30 years older than me. The second was very laid back and had maybe a dozen people at the service. I realize many people do not attend as regularly in the summer, but I just expected a bigger turnout than that. So, I will go to the church that is within about five minutes in walking distance from here and see how I like it.

  


Subtle Changes

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Just this week, I realized that there have been subtle changes in me since I've been up in Michigan. It was four weeks yesterday. I feel calmer - not as stressed. I'm actually socializing more and making plans with different people.

I'm not tiptoing around waiting for someone to criticize me - that person is not here or calling me to do that. This is a BIG enjoyment for me. It had happened so gradually in Alabama that I really didn't realize how bad it was and how unfair it was to me. The sad part about it is that my husband will never realize or admit that he does this. He always told me that I misinterpreted things.

I'm still looking for a job. I am trying to stay positive about this and am determined to look every day for a certain amount of time. Something will hopefully turn up soon.

I feel that I am taking more charge of my own health and well being. I am confident that I will feel and be more healthy in body and spirit. That's a good feeling for me right now.

  
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SONGOFJOY27 7/17/2010 5:50PM

    Good for you! I'm so glad you're seeing changes in who you are. You have made some pretty big decisions and taken some major actions recently. Now it's time to settle in and discover who you really are - a special woman, loved by God and her family.
You CAN do this!
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Filled Days

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I've been working so hard at getting my body and mind together and looking for a job that there hardly seems time for anything else. The days go by so fast. Sometimes I feel I have nothing tangible to show for them. Other times, I go back through and read my blogs and realize how far I have come.

  
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SONGOFJOY27 7/15/2010 2:05PM

    Isn't it great that we've got this blog tool available to us? And that prior blogs are saved for us to re-read?
You are making positive changes in your life. You are progressing on your journey. You CAN do this!
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Trying to Get Back into Routine

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I am still trying to get back into my eating/exercise routine from taking a long weekend. I walked my whole distance today. It took me about five minutes longer because my upper leg is still bothering me. It's hard for me to sit comfortably at the computer.

Being so paranoid about my back, I'm wondering if it is something more than muscle spasms. I know that x-rays are only at best 45% effective. But, I do have a doctor appointment on Monday. I will find out if my thyroid activity has improved and will ask again about my leg. By now, she should have all the records from the Alabama doctors.

I don't want to come across as a whiner, but I know it sounds like I am. After four years, I am just tired of the back pain. I just want my regular life back. I realize there are things I will never be able to do again, like lifting heavy objects or bending too much. But I want to feel somewhat normal.

  


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