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lessons from the abyss

Saturday, September 07, 2013

I have had three days of migraine, and it's aftermath. In terms of health, it was an epic fail. Looking back over my blogs, I found some common traits. The migraine started when I was late with my evening med dose. ACTION PLAN- take meds on time, 9am and 6 pm. The first day was spent in bed, in the dark. I didn't eat well, I didn't eat much beyond a peanut butter sandwich. ACTION PLAN- have fall back meals ready. I had the ingredients but they required extra work in the kitchen. I need to move it up to emergency heat and eat. Day two, I finally went to the doctor. I wouldn't have gone at all but had a routine med check scheduled. I got the shot in the A$$, and slept for seven hours. I woke up migraine free, but completely off my schedule. ACTION PLAN: Go sooner. Admit that migraine are a medical problem, one that you don't have to tough it out. Try and stick to the schedule. Eat three squares. Because FRIDAY, I woke up, migraine free but as limp as a used dishrag. I problem solved by eating FASTFOOD. WHAT THE HECK? pain free, I had no excuse to skip the gym, not eat breakfast. Instead of resuming my plan, which had been working, I lost a pound last week... I turned to fast food when I felt week, had work stress and deadlines and then once I had fallen, I just kept tumbling into the abyss. I tossed and turned and thought about it last night, as I couldn't sleep. I had thought, that two years into these, My habits would have been ingrained but not so... I am fighting my very nature. I naturally gravitate to the easy, the sloth, the fast, the high fat and high carb. I need to, EVERY DAY, commit to a healthy way. I turned to my family for support, help out of the abyss, but they encouraged me to skip the gym, and eat pizza. ACTION PLAN: Stick with the support that I get from Sparkers, from Catlady. Go to the gym to see her, even if I don't really want to. 10 minutes is better than no minutes. Use Spark Coach. Today's message was about relapse prevention. It could not have been more timely.
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BABYSOX 9/8/2013 8:46AM

    I am so happy to see you plan out how to make better choices the next time. I am glad your headache is gone.

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CATTUTT 9/7/2013 10:56PM

    Ow, that headache sounds brutal. Migraines are the worst! It's great that you're putting together an action plan, though. That is so important, and I should probably follow your lead and do it myself.

Glad you're feeling better!

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LOPEYP 9/7/2013 9:21PM

    Each day is like a lesson learned. I am glad that you are feeling better.

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/7/2013 3:59PM

  I'm so sorry you are having these monster headaches.

I think they might have some groups or natural remedies here and the up to date traditional medical advice also. emoticon

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CATLADY521 9/7/2013 1:33PM

  looking forward to seeing Kate at the gym bright and early Monday morning. lets both get back on track. no more doughnuts and ice cream for me !

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