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overwhelmed and overeating

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

There is just too much going on and too many things to deal with!

I am continuing to crave carbs. Not sure if it is the meds I am on {zoloft, changed to cymbalta, then back to zoloft due to nausea}, but my weight is way up in just a few short months. I've been feeling nauseated since starting the cymbalta, which didn't improve when I changed back. I suppose the nausea could be due to dietary changes, though, since I haven't eaten processed carbs or dairy much in a long time. Either way, my weight is up from 134 the week of Thanksgiving to ranging between 154 and 160 this week! 20 to 26 pounds in 2 months!? crazy!

I met with my oral surgeon last week, who said he felt that I would be ready for surgery at the beginning of April. Orthodontist doesn't agree- says I need to wait at least until June. Dh and I will have to re-examine the calendar to find dates that work.

10yo dd is still going through allergy testing. Confirmed shellfish allergy, more testing on Friday. 13yo dd is still getting dizzy with exercise, getting headaches, and tired all the time. Confirmed anemia, waiting for results of tests for mono and thyroid problems. DH is working crazy hours (7-11am, 4-8pm) and both boys are being teenagers. We are trying to rearrange bedrooms so that 10yo dd isn't in the basement in case there are environmental allergens due to the damp air. Wrestling is coming to an end as soccer starts, 17yo DS is preparing to graduate hs and sign with the army, and 15yo dd is preparing to graduate a year early in 2014.

At school is no better, with all my students acting out when I'm there, and worse when I'm gone for trainings. I am struggling to complete the requirements for my internship and for the year-long math training that I am taking part in. Add to that the portfolio that they decided we didn't need to know about until our last semester of grad school, and I am just as overwhelmed as I was when I had classes meeting regularly.

Transformation Nation starts Thursday with my initial weigh-in and fitness assessments. With the way I've been gaining weight, it is a good thing I got dh to go sign up with me despite my broken toe! I was able to go walk today during our lunch break from my workshop. First time I have walked since breaking my toe. I'll take it, Progress, however slow!
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    Wow, what a lot to deal with. One moment at a time and this will pass. It's just a blip on the radar. Not much comfort when it feels like the permanent state of being but it's not. Thinking of you! emoticon
    1830 days ago
    Changes in medication can definitely do that. My sister experienced something similar when her doctor changed her meds. She inexplicably gained nearly 20 pounds right before her wedding! The good news is that it eventually dropped off once her body got used to the new medicine. Hang in there. I'm sure the same thing will happen for you once you get your medical issues under control and life calms down a bit.
    1830 days ago
    You've got a lot on your plate right now. Maybe the best thing is to take it one day at a time as time will allow. A little bit of progress is better than nothing at all!

    1830 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    You have a lot going on. Those dang carbs. They are enough to drive a person crazy. Hang in there, you can do it. One good choice at a time. Yup, meds can mess you up too.
    1830 days ago
    Yup. Your meds will cause hunger and weight gain. It's hard to loose even after stopping. emoticon
    1830 days ago
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