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11 pm is so far past my bedtime...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I have to stay up til 11 tonight to take a pill and get up at 7 in the morning to drive to the lab to have blood work done. Not. Pleased. I'm normally in the bed by 10:30, or before... and I definitely do not get up at 7 am! But I will be glad to have it over with.

So, today was my appointment with the ob gyn. That went remarkably well, in particular considering the way my last few visits to medical professionals have gone. I'll spare all the details, and hit the high points. The highest of which was finding out I probably don't have Cushings. My cortisone levels are normal, and elevated cortisone is basically what Cushings is all about. The doc said it was good for me to still have the test done tomorrow morning, but said I probably have nothing to worry about. So that's a relief. Hopefully the results will come back soon and I will be able to forget the whole thing.

Otherwise it was a pretty standard appointment. We talked for a long time about all my medical history crap. I get really tired of that conversation. But, it must be done. After all that, she did the exam, gave me a script, and said she would see me next year. Now THAT is the kind of dr appointment I like!

I have to give a shout out to the Ohio State medical system. I know a couple of you are in the Columbus area... and even if you're not, I'm telling you anyway. They are AWESOME. I now have my primary doctor, my CDE, my endo and my ob gyn in the OSU network. Soon I will also have my opthalamologist and psychiatrist. I have found everyone I have encountered in the entire system to be exceptionally nice. Which is a pleasant change of pace from the treatment I was accustomed to from other medical facilities. So props to all of them for their awesomeness!

And other news...

Third killer workout in a row? Yeah, that happened. I was planning on going to the park with dh today, but when my doctors appointment got changed to 3 instead of 1:30, I realized that would probably be a problem. We couldn't go to the park before I went to the doctor cause I wouldn't have wanted to workout and get gross and then go to the doctor. And I knew that by the time I saw the doctor and fought my way through all the traffic to get home, I would just be tired and not want to do anything. So I got my @ss out there this morning and got going. It was a serious struggle today. I was definitely not sure I would make it to the end. Each day has gotten more difficult, and I was seriously considering punking out this morning. But I told myself... get through half of the HIIT sets and see how I feel. Made it through those, and said okay... finish the HIIT sets and see how I feel... and by the time I was done with those, I was like... yeah, the hard part is over. I'm not giving up now. So I finished it. 36 minutes again. I'm so loving the Zombie app, it makes walking suck SO much less. Also, I have a pretty killer playlist that gets mixed into it, so that makes it even better!

Nutrition news... The big news of the day is that I didn't eat last night! I can't take too much credit for that, though. Dh literally took the food out of my hand when I woke up and tried to eat. I was pretty sad when he took it, but when I woke up today, I was proud I made it through the night. 2nd night in a row. Maybe I will get a streak going!

I have officially abandoned my temporary vegetarianism. I asked the doc today if the hormones in conventionally raised meat could affect my hormones, and she said no, that I was fine. I'm still going to try to cut back on meat, for health reasons, but I'm not going to stress about consuming NO meat. I'm also going to hop back on the fish horse and try again to see if I can learn to like it. Why must I hate something that's so healthy??? {Except fish sticks and tuna. Love those.}

Other than going back to eating meat, the day has been rather unremarkable. I made egg whites in a mug this morning to go with my Boca patty on my samich, and that was a fabulous experiment. They turned out perfectly, and it was one seriously yummy breakfast! The rest of the day has just been a day. Nothing to get excited about.

Now I'm off to sit here for another hour waiting for time to take that stupid pill so I can go to bed and get up again at 7 am. {And yes, I can see the eye rolls from all you folks that get up at 5 am to get your exercise on. I shouldn't complain... but I will. lol}

Hope everyone had a happy hump day!

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YHINESS 9/26/2013 11:49PM

    Man you had a busy week with appointments! I hope they get some kind of an answer for you. Great job on the walking. emoticon I was vegan for a little over a year and still crave vegan food. Had to start easing meat back in because I traveled every week and honestly some small towns in Tx are nearly impossible to eat vegan in emoticon I eat fish about 4-5 times a week now and the one I love is at Safeway. It's a tilapia, parmesan encrusted. Only about 200 calories I think. Love that stuff! The other really awesome tilapia I love is at Carrabba's and it's like 630 calories but it is huge so my DH and I usually only finish half of it. emoticon

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JO88BAKO 9/26/2013 9:51PM

    WOOHOO you go girl!! What an awesome day - and night. I am so proud of you, good job! Glad to hear your apt went well. Bet your test will turn out good also. I bet you are relieved. That's really great your DH is helping you - even if it means taking the food out of your hand. We had a good day - took Mike to a sports bar for lunch then we made a yummy stew for dinner. DH got to pick out his 2 new pair of diabetic shoes, so everybody is a happy camper. Tomorrow we are going to the beach. Have a great night.

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PICKIE98 9/26/2013 5:15PM

    Zippity-do-dah on the doc appointment!! I get up at four every morning for work, but I am a morning person.. not THAT morning, but job requires it..
I want to clone your hubster! What a man!! You give him a big hug from me when he gets home from work!!


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SAM_FIT_2014 9/26/2013 12:37PM

    GREAT job on the no eating! And exercising! emoticon emoticon

You are seriously on a streak!
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OTTAWABOUND 9/26/2013 10:39AM

    2 days without night eating. Awesome...don't they say ti takes 28 days to form a habit...so you are 1/14 of the way there. Kind of cool.

I love the eggwhites in a mug. I sometimes throw in some chopped green onions and a 1/4 teaspoon of low-fat parmesan. Tastes even yummier.

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PATTYKLAVER 9/26/2013 9:07AM

    I feel your frustration. I went through so many tests last spring with so many different doctors that I couldn't remember half of the doctors' names, let alone who did what test. I'm glad that things seem to be progressing okay for you. I have a niece who has Cushings and she suffers at times with it. I have learned a couple things to help the time go by faster. My daughter finally talked me into getting audio books from the library. I listen to them when I am in the car and it is relaxing. I also take a book or a craft I am working on with me when I'm not sure how long I will have to wait for the doctor. They help me keep my blood pressure down.

Now if I could just be like you and not eat so much at night!

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DIETINGGARGOYLE 9/25/2013 11:31PM

    Glad to hear the appointments went well - and hope the tests come back clear. Sounds like youre doing well and on track - hooraay!!

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WIPINGSWEAT 9/25/2013 10:15PM

    You go girl! Three days would definitely count as a streak. I'm proud of you for sticking with it. I had that same problem this morning; I just wanted to quit. Thanks to the zombies growling over my shoulder, I pressed on (thank you for that).



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