Sunday, April 13, 2008
OK, i went to see my doctor Friday mainly because I wanted help losing weight. I have read the book, You On A Diet and Dr. OZ talked about some meds for helping with cravings, etc. Anyway, on page 272, he talks about topiramate (Topamax) which is supposed to help with weight control and has a calming effect. sigh. So, I went to see my doctor who is a female and I really like her. She is over 60 and you would never believe it to see her. She did not agree that I should be on that drug. I was not surprised. BUT, she kept talking to me and eventually, I broke down in tears. I hate that.
I told her that I just needed something to help calm me down besides wine so that I could lose weight. Then we talked about how I can not relax and that it makes me nervous to relax and watch a movie with my husband and that I always have to be doing something in addition to that. I usually am reading. I usually read self-help books or magazines also.
SOOOOO, she said that that means I"m just ignoring what is really bothering me.
I'm sure that is true but was not prepared for that....so she put me on Zoloft. I"m not really depressed! I just need to calm down and when I read about Topamax in Dr. Oz's book, it just sounded like what I need.
I guess life goes on and I will just eat healthier and stop obsessing over my weight. I wonder if that is actually going to happen? ha.
I have to get a new doctor anyway since she is leaving to go somewhere else to practice. I really hate to see her go but maybe it's time for a new one anyway. I just hate starting over from scratch.
I guess I will take it awhile but I'm not really keen on that.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
One of my favorite things to do while on a long road trip is to eat breakfast. I guess I could eat breakfast any time of the day. It's especially nice if someone else does the cooking. One of my favorite places to stop is Waffle House. I have learned that all Waffle Houses are not the same. On my recent trip back home from Florida, we stopped at a Waffle House somewhere in Louisiana. It was at about 3:00 AM. We were just stopping so my hubby could get some coffee and wake up a little. I noticed that they had a new menu item and one of my favorite foods in the world....Biscuits and gravy...yum. Theirs was biscuits with sausage gravy.
The waitress took our order and gave it to the cook. After a second or two, he looks over at us with a strange look on his face. I figured that since I had already blown my diet while on vacation, I might as well go ahead and have my favorite food for breakfast.
Being raised a southern girl, I knew how to make gravy and I assumed that being they had that on the menu that they cook would know how to make it also. When they bring me my dish, it is a plate with two biscuits on it, sliced open and on top of each was ground up sausage complete with all the grease from the pan. There was no gravy at all. It looked like it had already been eaten.
So, I sent it back and just had a cheese omelette with no toast or anything. I was glad that I was not tempted to eat it. I love to cook so sometimes, it is hard for me to eat out when I know my food tastes much better anyway. I never make biscuits and gravy at home though. I guess it's time to find a healthier alternative for them. I guess I'm going to have to find some type of whole wheat recipe and maybe some gravy made with whole wheat. Well, for now, I can live without it because it kind of turned my stomach at 3:00 AM.
Monday, March 24, 2008
I'm back from spring break and from breaking my diet or eating plan. So, how do I get my determination back?
I found this quote online today that helps me go in that direction. I was thinking so hard about it that I just wore my brain out. Why do we tend to make things so complicated at times. I promised myself that I was going to use the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) principle this year and so I shall.
The only thing I need to do is plan my work and work my plan.
So, that's what I'm going to do. Then I will wait for my motivation to catch up with my determination or visa versa.
But, right now, I'm hungry so I'm going to go have a healthy snack. It's good to be back home.
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