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Finally went to the doctor

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I have just felt bad all year and most of last year. Just though the arthritis was getting worse, getting older, etc. I felt like a hypochondriac and hated to complain but I HURT!

So I made an appointment and had a lot of blood drawn. 1. I have Lyme Disease. My one and only tick bite was last spring. My dog doesn't even have it. Good grief! The doc put me on a tetracycline drug. 2. My thyroid is not working correctly so I am back on levothyroxine but he upped it from 10mcg to 50mcg. Hopefully the aches and pains, the swelling, etc will be alleviated and the weight will drop off a bit as well. 3. Cholesterol is BAD. No drugs yet, have to get rid of the Lyme then recheck the cholesterol. Then the focus will be on other things once the drugs do what they are supposed to do.

  
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HPSANDDOLLAR 3/1/2013 8:17AM

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SWEISSER 2/28/2013 9:28PM

    Yep. Three weeks of antibiotics and then they check for the bacteria again to see if it is gone. Can take months for the symptoms to disappear after the drugs do their job.

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PLUMERIA50 2/28/2013 8:29PM

  Prayers freely given. I have a friend who has that and it is terrible~ Sorry to hear of your diagnosis, but glad you have answers.

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JACKIE542 2/28/2013 7:39PM

    Sure is good you went, now you will be on the road to recovery. emoticon

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One year later

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I have not made any improvements. I was doing well last summer because I needed to add some control back into my life. I had lost my job - through no fault of my own - and I was feeling used and abused. I was feeling like I had no control over me! So, I used diet to control me but the depression and anger toward my former employers and someone close to me brought me so far down - I gave up.

This past year has been difficult. I had to make some changes in the way I think about what is going on in my life. What I ALLOW to happen in my life. Now, I feel like I have some control back and I want to make these changes. For me. For my health. For my daughter. I want to be her hero. No excuses!

Today, I begin again.

  
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SWEISSER 7/30/2012 7:34AM

    Thanks Jeannie, I think so too!

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 7/29/2012 10:47PM

  Your health and your daughter are great motivating reasons to do this. emoticon

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SWEISSER 7/29/2012 11:01AM

    Yes, and we have had a bunch of change in a very short period of time. This change is for a calmer less stressful lifestyle. :) Thanks for responding!

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USMAWIFE 7/29/2012 10:41AM

    Change is good but is can also be stressful. emoticon

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Syndrome X Diet

Friday, July 01, 2011

I am back on the syndrome X diet plan, but modified. Carb addiction is strong so I limit my carbs to fiber foods. Feed the need but not derailing my transition. I gained back the weight I lost ten years ago but I have decided to take control. My original weight was 210 and I got down to 170. Over the past 10 years it crept back up to 206. I am now 196.6 (daughter was home and wanted certain foods I do not eat any more so I gained a pound in the week she was home).

I am limiting my calories because I haven't gotten back to exercising. Once I start working out again I will slowly increase the caloric intake.

I have had a lot of stress recently as I took a job in a new city/state. Took my only child to college. Husband's business closed. I was repositioned in my job (to my displeasure) and I am looking for a new job back in the state I left.

So, health is an issue all the way around. Lose weight= lower bp, lower insulin, lower cholesterol, etc. Here I go!

  


Stomach is full, why am I wanting to eat?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Really, I ate 8 ounces of beef. A small potato. a cup of green beans. I KNOW I am full. But I am wanting more. I want to chew and feel satiated. Good grief!

  
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SWEISSER 7/12/2010 5:24PM

    Thanks Zahnas Grandma. I actually drink a full glass of water and take fiber before ans still my brain says I need something. Gum puts extra air in my intestines and, well, let's just say the air doesn't come out of the attic!

I don't FEEL hungry. My body (brain) says I haven't eaten something to satisfy me. When I was a kid I would have to eat certain things. There were times I would drive my mom nuts because I needed peanut butter, or apples, or carrots, or something. I have learned to give in to those odd cravings because I feel my body knows better than I do and I end up over eating if I try to withhold. emoticon

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ZAHNASGRANDMA 7/12/2010 5:17PM

    Have you tried drinking water to fill you up before you eat?

Also if it is just the chewing maybe gum would help?

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Doctor Visit & Today in General

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Went very well. He is rechecking ALL of my levels, thyroid, IR, cholesterol, etc. Looking a little deeper into my medical issues. So, that is a good thing!!!

1st interview for new job went VERY well, I am so excited! They called for a second interview! Yay!!!

  


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