Friday, February 24, 2012
I have been doing great this week, getting my food back under control, and even losing a few pounds!
Today though, I woke up kind of nauseous, so I had a big glass of water and put off drinking my coffee for awhile. I tried to catch a few minutes of a nap, even though I promised my Dad I would go out Geocaching with him today. When he called me about 8:30, I had been dozing for awhile, and said I would get up and get ready. Well, I got up and wound up in the bathroom for the next half-hour or so. I wasn't in pain and didn't have a fever, but every time I stood up, I realized I had to go again, so I just stayed in there for awhile. I took some acidophilus capsules and had some of my homemade probiotic sauerkraut, and that seemed to help, so after an hour or so, we set out.
I was okay for most of the day, but had some mild cramping in the top of my stomach on and off, and got nauseous again once or twice while we were walking around. By lunch, I wanted to eat, so I had a grilled chicken salad at BK when we stopped for lunch, but I have to admit, it was hard to get it down. By 3pm, I realized that I had this dull ache in the center of my chest, and that was lingering for quite a long time. I hate to be a hypochondriac, but I have been seeing these news stories all week about how women's heart attack symptoms are different, so I was trying not to freak myself out. I talked to a friend about 3:30 and she suggested that it might be gas, so took some antacid with anti-gas included, and again, that seemed to help a little.
I sat right down about 4pm and fell asleep again by 5pm, and woke up about 8:30! Since I have a sleep disorder, I do usually nap during the day, but this is a lot, even for me. I just had a nice big plate of chopped veggies for dinner with some turkey breast, but I am below my calories for the day, and I just can't bring myself to eat anything else. So, I'm just going to take a mulligan on those calories for today and hope I feel better in the morning.
I have been extra tired today, which is saying a lot for someone with excessive sleep problems like me, and I can only figure that my body is fighting something off. I had been eating the same thing for the last 3 days, so I didn't try to eat any of that today.
I was supposed to be in a class at 9am tomorrow, which luckily got canceled, so I plan to sleep as much as I need to--turn off all the alarms and leave the phone off too. I know my body does a lot of healing while I sleep, so I think it'll be better in the morning.
I feel like I have had a pretty good week, despite not feeling well right now. I feel good that I am being careful with my food and still trying to get some activity in, and not just giving up and using this as an excuse to curl up with some unhealthy fattening comfort food. It may be a small beginning, but that's okay. Every journey starts with a single step, right? At least I have begun again.