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I guess I'm normal for my age.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I could have many more things wrong with me and thinking about the few things I have been complaining about, they're pretty minor and normal for my age. I'm just waiting for the bloodwork to come back, and fortunately I can look it up online to get my results faster than I used to.

The funny thing is that that's the most I've been felt up that much by a man in a while. Yep, I guess that's what happens when you've been married for a while (it will be 10 years next month).

My doctor did listen to me a little, but it seems that they only address the first thing you bring up. I was the third woman complaining about our periods being that much closer each month. I'm a full 3 days quicker now than I was 3 years ago. I didn't realize that you get more as you get older! I want less...

Weight loss did come up and he praised me for losing the 50 pounds and asked me how I felt now. We discussed how much easier it is to do things and how much stronger I've become. It's just so much easier to do things when you become active and healthy.

I did not like having to fast until lunchtime. I do not do well doing that. I made the decision to have McDonalds for lunch and I was so hungry that I ate both the sandwich I ordered for myself and nearly all the fries I tried to split with my husband (I caught his lunch break).

We also had pizza last night, but I was satisfied with 2 slices of the regular pizza and 2 slices of the dessert pizza I had. It could have been so much worse, but fortunately I was not as ravenous by then.

I think the higher number on the scale this morning is from all the salt in those meals.

I ended the day watching a documentary last night, "Hungry for Change". It was probably one of the best ones. It wasn't pushing a particular type of eating style on you, like vegetarian or only juicing, it did bring up the juicing thing, but it was basically telling you to eat right and that sugar is bad for you, but not really pushing it hard, just telling you that refined foods are the things that are really concentrated and not valuable in the way of giving you nutrients. America is the land of overfed/undernourished people. We eat plenty of calories, but get no real vitamins in our diets.

I'm going to go into certain parts of the ingredients they talked about and other ones I want to look into soon, talking about one per blog, just because I want to do the research on the bad "shelf-life extending" ingredients put into "food-like" products. I wasn't aware of all the names certain ingredients could be listed as on the labels and I thought I had been avoiding some things better than I am. I'll be sad that I have to get rid of more foods out of my diet again. I don't want to be eating "food-like" products, I want to be injesting real foods.

Today's Holidays: National 'Twilight Zone' Day, World Belly Dance Day, National Windmill Day, National Train Day, and Eat What You Want Day. (As far as I'm concerned I eat what I want every day, I just don't overeat anything each day.)
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  • TANYA602
    I'm glad to hear things worked out and you didn't come away feeling like you needed a whole new doctor. I hate to tell you, but my periods were lasting nearly 14 days and then I would be lucky if I had 2 weeks without one. We're all different, but keep tabs on what's happening and keep your dr. informed.
    I'm looking into your "shelf-life" blogs!
    1748 days ago
    Mother Nature likes to play tricks on us, I think. I was always very irregular, usually going for months between periods. Then when I my mid-40s I started getting more and more regular. By 50 I was almost like clockwork, when it should've been ending! In my mid-50s they started slowing down again. I finally officially hit menopause (defined as going a full year without a period) about 6 months ago. Halleluia!
    1750 days ago
    Oh god I hope that my periods don't get closer together as I age. My entire life they've been irregular unless I've been on birth control, sometimes coming after only 20 days, sometimes 26, and only very rarely 28 or more. I get 15-16 a year! :( I definitely don't need more!!
    1751 days ago
    You are doing great! Always great to hear the doctor tell you you are doing a great job with your weight huh.

    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!
    1751 days ago
    That's what I've been concentrating on: eating real food. As little out of a can or box as possible. All those things have too much sugar and/or salt. I'm certainly not perfect, but I try to eat real. That's why I love SP, they don't try to get you to eat all those weird things, or completely cut something out. That's just not normal, nor can you stick with it.
    I think I'll celebrate National Windmill Day. Sounds fun. We have a couple out back (fake little ones).

    1751 days ago
    I had to fast yesterday too for a blood test, and I hate that. It's hard to control your eating when you let yourself get too hungry. It sounds like you are doing well! Glad to hear it! emoticon
    1751 days ago
  • DR1939
    Make a list of questions, pull it out and ask the first one, write down the answer and ask the next. This helps keep both of you on track. Think about when your kids come running in and ask you 3 questions in quick succession. Which one do you answer? Glad the results were normal.
    1751 days ago
    If your doctor doesn't address more than the 1st item I would politely ask him (I have in the past) well what about.... Sometimes they need a reminder that your in there for more than 1 thing. Hope you had one of the 1st appointments of the day. I try to insist they do that. I have low blood sugar and can get pretty low if they expect me to wait too long to eat.
    Our school is almost done. I hope you plan to spend some time playing with your kids which will be a fun way to get more pounds off.
    1751 days ago
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