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Venting frustration

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I have had many things I wanted to write about, but I always forget them.

First, I noticed my weight was way down in the past couple days. It's the three-week cycle (not sure how that works, since all cycles I know about are FOUR-week deals) where my weight drops low, then creeps up again. Anyway, I was able to wear a suit Monday that I haven't worn in a while. It was a little snug, but not enough to look bad. I was encouraged.

But, as the cycle goes on, my weight is creeping up and I doubt I could put it on now, just two days later. I have no idea what this is... it's maddening. There has to be some water or hydration thing going on, maybe the phases of the moon... except that all hormonal and lunar cycles are (you guessed it) FOUR WEEKS. Where is the three coming from?

I played badminton Sunday and although my leg felt OK while I was playing, it didn't feel great for the rest of the day. I started taking ibuprofen based on a doctor's casual advice ... he was just someone a friend knows. Anyway, if I can ever identify exactly what the pain/discomfort is, maybe I'll make an appointment. But my doctor always makes me feel so stupid for being there, I hate to subject myself to more discouragement.

I have been craving crunchy lately, and that is weird for me. I indulged my craving yesterday with pretzels for a snack... today, I went crazy with wheat thins and cereal. Not so good... but the crunchy was very satisfying. How I feel tomorrow may not be so satisfying, we'll see.

I have to write a paper tonight and tomorrow, and I am not looking forward to it. I also take off for a week in Alaska (for work) next Monday, and the bureaucratic machine is making that as painful as possible. I feel like I can do well on trips, though, if I plan it out well. I just need to plan for the paper that's due next week, too. Then I will be done with class for a while.

That all seemed like kind of a rant... I just hadn't written in a while and felt like I should. The injury is still really getting me down, but I bought a new pair of running shoes just to be sure I was wearing good ones when I finally get back out on the road. Whenever that is.
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SUSANBEAMON 8/7/2013 1:11AM

  if your doctor is making you feel stupid, it's past time to get a new doctor. not the easiest thing in the world to do, but your health deserves it.

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