Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Hey everybody, wow I have so much to say. So much has happened to me within the last few months that has been derailing me but, I'm back, and determined.
So about a month and a half ago I had been really sick with a terrible flu for about a week. After that I thought I was getting over it but as it turned out I landed in the Emergency Room, they did a spinal tap and found that I had spinal meningitis. As it turned out the virus in my system had infected my body and gotten into my spinal fluid somehow. They said it's pretty uncommon for something like that to happen but not totally unheard of. My immune system might have been lower because of the fact that my thyroid really really makes me tired since we haven't quite found the right dosage of medicine yet for it (my doctor says its sort of a moving target so it takes awhile), but when you are extremely tired and worn out sometimes your body is more probable to get sick. So I was in the hospital for 3 days and then I was sent home with an IV with 3 intravenous treatments a day for 11 more days. Wow oh wow did it drain me. I was out of school for 3 weeks! I managed not to have to scrap my semester... but I am still doing work to turn in with incompletes in class. Unfortunately I'm gonna have to pretty much retake one of my classes but thankfully it wasn't one that will set me back in my graphic design course.... much. I recently got retested with my blood levels on my thyroid, I feel like my dosage should be raised a little, I keep going up 5 pounds and down 5 pounds depending on my dosage, unfortunately it's still at least 15 pounds heavier than I want to be.
Being sick has not been helpful at all to my weight. My thyroid most certainly is no use when it comes to my weight, it sort of makes those pounds cling on and come easier, however my worst worst issue with my weight is that I am an EMOTIONAL eater! And some people lose weight when they are sick... I gain, because I feel so bad, eating makes me feel comforted and better. I have been having issue being frustrated with my situation and feeling sorry for myself I guess. Yes it is a stumbling block that I wish wasn't there but I know I could be doing better... because I certainly don't have the habits or behaviors I had back when I was 15 pounds lighter. And with those behaviors I certainly can't blame other things.
With everything that was going on with my body I have not been working out and I feel SO WEAK and SLUG-ISH... it always seems the HARDEST to get back to working out when you've totally fallen off the wagon. I FINALLY got my butt in gear today and did my first workout in awhile! I started the couch to 5K training plan and started stretching... if I can keep stretching I'm hopeful that I can get past my ITBS knee issue and do another 5K. Jogging is such a good workout, I'd love to be able to at least do just 30 minutes of it at a time without my knee acting up because it's such an efficient calorie burner, plus I can do small events. So that's my new goal, trying to start small so that I don't make my body drug down again but so that I can get by body back feeling stronger again. SO that's what's been going on with me! Just thought I'd get back in touch again!