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MY EAR and other stuff

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Presidentís Day! Iím only a little ashamed to admit that I have no idea why this is a holiday, especially because I have to work today.

BUT Ė I packed myself a healthy lunch and I brought my gym bag today. Iím thinking walking on the treadmill today Ė just something to ease myself back into gym time without hating myself. I also have a 1pm meeting so I canít get too nasty sweaty.

I finally went to the doctorís on Friday to see what was up with my never ending cold/headache thing. I have swimmers ear?! I have never had it before! Now that I have my antibiotic drops, it is hurting A LOT more than it was before. I hope that means it is healing. Right now I kind of want to go all Van Gogh and rip my ear off my head. (Sorry for that imagery Ė it is driving me crazy!)

I have been wearing my work pedometer every day, even on the weekend. I am tracking my steps on Spark, but Iím only syncing it twice a week so I feel like I canít beat myself up over the fitness counts on a daily basis.

On a completely different note Ė I read a GREAT article in Marie Clare this month. It is called something like ďFat & Happy or Skinny & Sick?Ē It is about weight gain and antidepressants. I donít think they have posted it online yet because I canít find it Ė but let me say, it REALLY hit home right now. I decided to go off my meds because (a) I made a lot of lifestyle changes recently and I wanted to see if my depression was related and if I could be meds free again, (b) it killed my sex life, and (c) I was constantly starving and gaining tons of weight. This article analyzes the proís and conís of these meds and how some people have made their choices based on them. I donít know exactly where I stand yet, but I do know that I can see agreeing with both arguments Ė that it is better to gain some weight with meds and be depression free, or that you should spend more time focusing on your weight/health and try to deal with depression in other ways. I noticed lately that I felt my worst when getting dressed and nothing fits, and when I looked in the mirror. I am hoping that my lifestyle changes, getting back to the gym, and focusing more on good foods will help.
I had a pretty good weekend, minus my ear burning off the side of my face (dramatic, I know Ė but it is so annoying!)

I had a girls day on Saturday. We went consignment shopping and I found Tory Burch flats for $35 (I KNOW) and JCrew jeans for $10. Got a mani/pedi and had dinner out. Sometimes that stuff is just good for your soul, sort of who cares how much money I spent?! Right?!

Anyways I am off to a meeting and then TO THE GYM. Ahhh! Happy Presidentís Day?
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MERRY_XMAS 2/20/2013 12:47PM

    My dad takes medicine for high blood pressure but he has already lost 10kg (about 20lb). So I told him to reduce the medicine, but check his pressure 2-3 times during the day so he'll know if it's better for him. The side effect of the pills he's taking is bad cough, although he's not sick. I know depression is not like high pressure, but I believe that it's better to adjust the medication if there are changes in your life.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 2/20/2013 11:40AM

    If the side effects are counteracting the good the meds are doing, they're not doing their job properly. I hope that your depression responds to a healthy lifestyle: some people can self-treat with exercise and a healthy diet. Just keep your Dr. in the loop so they know what's going on, and keep aware of signs that things are getting worse!

All the best!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/18/2013 2:53PM

    Thanks for sharing,,,minus the ear pain, sounded fun! emoticon

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VERONICAVW_140 2/18/2013 12:52PM

    Oh, I hope your ear gets to feeling normal again very soon!

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ELISELOVE1 2/18/2013 10:39AM

    hope your ear feels better

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