Sunday, August 03, 2014
Wow, a month goes by fast. I had no idea it had been that long since I'd updated my blog. I was already pretty busy with school, and then I was thinking of getting a job, but we decided to try for a refinance instead. So I was working a lot on getting the house ready for an appraisal (which we haven't heard back on).
I was apparently stressed enough that it interfered with my cycle, but that's back on so that's good. I've gone over a few days in the last week, and need to keep an eye on that. We have a trip coming up that I gained three pounds on last time we went, but I think so much of that was having to deal with in law's eating schedules, and then riding in a car.
Friday, July 04, 2014
The good news is I'm scoring pretty high on my anatomy tests. The bad news is I misinterpreted something I thought I heard the teacher say and have lost some credit on homework assignments. So I guess we'll see what he meant about attendance and participation at the end of the term. But I can kind of see the light at the end of the tunnel for this term.
My plan for spending these two weeks prepping the house for sale has not gone so well. Each day seems to fill up with other stuff. We may have a party in a week or two, though, so that should require some focus in that direction. Well, life is too precious to spend much of it in regret. Moving forward and hoping for the best may sound naive, but I really am working my assets off.
I have a physiology test on Tuesday but I feel pretty well in control of that.
Monday, June 30, 2014
It's been a while since I've done a month in review, but I did turn 44 this month, and I guess that sort of thing does always make me think a bit. It's been a couple of months since I decided I am fine with maintaining at 160. I kind of worried that when I stopped wishing I weighed less, I might start weighing more, but I seem to be hanging in at the same spot. I'm still eating about the same and working out about the same, so that totally makes sense.
I do keep meaning to do more cardio than I do. I had a thing going a couple of weeks ago when I was watching youtubes about the nervous system. It's kind of fun to look back and realize how much I've learned, though I need to learn a lot more before my second round of exams. My anxiety settled down pretty well, and my sister shared a talk she gave in church that got me thinking about what's important in life, which was good.
I got a couple of projects done around the house, less than I might but it is what it is. The idea is to keep moving forward, right?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I'll bask in a full ticker while I can, before it throws another chunk on there. Not sure if it goes to 100 or 120 or what. Or if it changes tomorrow or next Wednesday.
I was having severe anxiety last night, verging on anxiety attacks, though I guess it may have been a stomach bug. Someone was telling me about getting all emotional and then having a migraine. This morning my stomach was so wound up, I couldn't tell if I was hungry or not, and now later my stomach just doesn't feel hungry. I probably broke it. But at least I'm not anxious!
Yesterday in physiology we discussed referred pain and sleep in the course of discussing the peripheral nervous system. Apparently heartburn is referred pain, where a couple of nerves from an organ and from the skin share pathways and since we very seldom need feedback on our internal organs, the brain interprets the pain as coming from the skin. Now I've never had heartburn (5 pregnancies, even) and I used to think science should study my stomach when I pass on. But it's likelier I just lack good fat breakdown enzymes. So I don't get heartburn up top, but I am pretty sensitive in my intestines when the excess fat arrives. I even went to the hospital a few times when I was fairly young, complaining of pain in my abdomen. They're always like "yeah right, sorry we can't do much about that."
I used to think I was lactose intolerant, but since monitoring calories (and usually fat by extension) it's been super less frequent. Add that to the absence of heartburn, and I'm thinking its the enzymes.
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