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Not Feeling It

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I think (read: know for a fact) I gave up on myself this week.

It didn't start that way, though. My week actually started with major progress. I spent last weekend gutting out my room and completely redoing it. I think I put in at least 24-30 hours of work between house cleaning and moving furniture between Friday and Monday. My sleep suffered for it, though.

That led to quickie meals and naps rather than sleep. The meals, still, weren't that bad. Homemade pasta salad that conforms to a migraine headache diet, homemade egg salad...things like that. Still relatively sane.

Unfortunately, the lack of sleep and frustration caught up with me...

My lack of sleep has led to several days (read: about a week) of being forever exhausted and not having the energy to do anything. Sigh. I have severe depression and vestibular migraines. I DON'T NEED MORE REASONS TO BE EXHAUSTED OR HAVE A LACK OF ENERGY!!!

Trying to conform to a very strict migraine diet has led to ever increasing frustration. An overwhelming majority of the things that I enjoy are on the "do not eat/drink" list. Plus, I'm on the go a lot and do not have much free time. So, fixing things to go is difficult at best. Add to that conforming to a diet that pretty much calls for whole, fresh foods when money doesn't quite exist to get it (and what does belongs to the person in the house who actually has the purchasing power...and she is NOT about to give up all the crappy food that she enjoys) and it's a recipe for disaster. It doesn't help that I'm being bombarded by my family getting things they KNOW I like and can't have (because THEY want it) and saying, "Do you want...oh yeah...I forgot you can't have it" followed by eating it right in front of me.

So, I gave up on myself. I gave up on my diet. I gave up on trying to feel better. I gave up on trying to eliminate migraines via diet. Instead, I said hello to my dark roast coffee, McDonald's food, chocolate and a tiny amount of aged cheese.

Two added pounds later, I'm frustrated yet again. So much for losing weight. Sigh.

What's a girl to do?
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  • SUNSET09
    Find the things that work for you as there will ALWAYS be sabotaging, intentionally and not! The only person that's suffering is YOU! Never give up on yourself as you are all you've got! We're got you, as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1570 days ago
    emoticon Yea I was shopping earlier and my mom just had to buy fresh baked bread and aged cheese. My favorite snack ever. Ugh.
    1570 days ago
    I'm so sorry for your week. Please don't give up on yourself, I know there are others that haven't given up on you. It's great that you re-did your room. I clean, neat, organized room always makes me feel better. It's unfortunate that the people in your house are not very supportive, believe in yourself and try to avoid them. Life is too short to have people in your life that don't support you.
    Good Luck & God Bless, Annamarie
    1570 days ago
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