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Sick Again

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OK, so apparently, this is going to be the pattern for the foreseeable future. Get up, feel fine. Tired (still not getting enough sleep), but not unwell. Take a shower, feeling fine. Eat breakfast, feeling fine. 15 minutes later, massive stomach pain, bloating, misery, and even less pleasant stuff for about an hour at the very least. I’m eating Rice Chex for breakfast, for f’s sake – WHY AM I GETTING SICK EVERY DAY?! This is REALLY frustrating, and REALLY unpleasant, and I want it to STOP! What the heck am I intolerant of, now?! Lactose-free milk? CRAISINS?! The only change in today’s breakfast from the rest of the week is that I switched out ground flax for ground chia seeds on top of my cereal.
I’d blame it on the antibiotics, but it started before I ever started taking them!!!
On the up side, once it passes, it’s usually gone for the rest of the day. So… that’s something. It ain’t MUCH, but it’s something. It’s on its way out, now, thank goodness.
Moving on…
OK, so I promised an update on the Bead Society meeting on Tuesday. The first half was spent discussing old business, which I knew nothing about. Also, shows they may be able to get selling tables at (The NJ Festival of Ballooning, which is surprisingly big, and apparently commensurately expensive to get a table at), or may not because the show venue they’ve been going to for years (e.g. Riverfest in Frenchtown, NJ) has been sold out from under the festival so there may not be one… stuff like that. At the moment, I don’t have NEARLY enough stock to even CONSIDER taking part in that sort of thing, but it’s nice that they do it. Since I a) wasn’t able to submit my new membership application online (they don’t have an advanced enough website to allow for it), and b) didn’t get anything made due to feeling like butt all weekend, I didn’t get to submit for the exhibition they’re having at the north branch of the Hunterdon County Library. As I don’t actually have the foggiest idea of where that is, I’m not as upset about it as I might be. Anyway, then we chatted about the President’s (of the Society – a fantastically talented bead and metalwork artist named Marti Brown - www.theodyssey-ojds.com/ - whose niobium products I’ve been drooling over for several years now. They’re GORGEOUS, and I’m NOT ALLERGIC TO THEM! YAAAAAAY!) trip to the Tucson Bead Show, which was apparently kind of a nightmare, but she brought back some nifty things to show and tell. We watched a video (made by someone else) of things at the same bead show, which was kind of cool. We did introductions around the group, and I said that I’ve been making jewelry since 1994, when I walked into a “Make Your Own Earrings” store in the town I went to college for the first time, and since then I’ve learned… surprisingly little, actually. But I’ve collected a lot of beads, and when I get around to making things, I mostly do wirework and, recently, Crystal Clay. And one of the other women was a bit annoyed I stole her thunder on the Crystal Clay – she’d just gone to a class on it, and was looking to impress everyone. She’s going to do a demo at our next meeting. I will probably bring some pieces, just to show what I’ve done, even though they didn’t ask me to….
Last night, even though I felt pretty darned cruddy, between illness and lack of sleep, I danced my butt off (literally! LOL!) for about half an hour, give or take. I was feeling guilty about not working out Tuesday or today, so felt I had to work especially hard.
Tonight is the CopprClay class. Looking forward to it, but also oddly nervous. I’m not sure why. I know where it is, I know how to get there (I drive past it once a week going to and from my parents’), and I’m interested in learning the medium. I guess it’s a combination of the fact that I’m going alone – which I’m used to, and fine with, but it’d be more fun with a friend – and that I’m afraid I’m going to suck at it terribly. But you don’t know until you try, right? I’m just trying to figure out if I can make it out of here early enough to be on time….

Yesterday’s numbers are far superior to those of the last few days.
Calories Burned (Target/Actual): 2263/2370
Calories Consumed: BMF 1763, SP 1630/1626
Calorie Balance: 500 deficit/744
Physical Activity: 45 minutes (30 moderate, 15 vigorous)/1:21 (55 moderate, 26 vigorous)
Steps taken: BMF 8000, SP 10000/9501
Sleep: 8/6:08

Continuing in the “scale is dishonest” vein, I got three different weights, this morning. 169.2 was the first. I was shocked and thrilled, but untrusting. The second was 170.8. The third was 168.2. The average works out to 169.4. I don’t expect it to last, but I’ll take it! LOL!
I’ve cracked the 160’s.
I can’t remember if I’ve done that since Jenny.
I had to quit Jenny shortly thereafter; I think the lowest I got was 167 before money got too tight to keep buying the food. Mind you, my original JC goal was 160; I just wanted to go back to the size I’d been before I quit smoking and my thyroid started actively working against me. When the first 20lbs came off so easily, I was convinced to knock my goal down to 140. This time, there’s no question – I’m going for 140. 135, if I can manage it, but 140 would be perfectly fine. I’ve worked way too hard to settle for “overweight” when I can, for the first time in… ever… be “normal.” At least, according to one scale of measurement. ;-)
OK, stuff to do, stuff to do. Once again, miles to go before I sleep. Have a great day, everyone. Thanks, as ever, for keeping me going – it’s posting my numbers and knowing that someone is reading them that’s keeping me so honest. ;-)
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  • JKM822
    I had that thought, also. But then, wouldn't yogurt be a problem? Because generally... not so much. I eat yogurt every day without feeling this sick. A lot of the stuff I eat has casein in it, actually; seems like everything gluten free and even slightly low-cal has casein in it....
    Sorry your tummy is giving you sass, as well. We're BOTH a joy to be around, today, I'm sure. *sigh*
    I am perpetually surprised by the scale movement. Not for nothing, but... it can't really be this easy. Sure, I'm being (mostly, with breaks for creativity outlet) relatively consistent with my exercise, but my diet hasn't changed significantly. Well, I mean, it HAS, because of the gluten free stuff, but not THAT much. I just don't get how the weight could be dropping off this quickly when all I've done is... dance, mostly. That's the only real change - my workout went from being a mix of strength training and "walking" in my living room to playing Just Dance 3 whenever I have a spare 15+ minutes and the energy to do it. Failing that, I've done a Leslie Sansone walking DVD, which has a bit of strength training in in the form of the stretchy band.
    I need to get some boxing in, though - I enjoy the heck out of that. And I need to get the EA fitness strength training back in at some point, too....
    2583 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear your tummy is still not cooperating. Again, boy do I ever understand. Work should be fun for me this morning! emoticon

    A thought: my dairy intolerance has nothing to do with lactose but the cow's milk protein casein. Perhaps try swapping your lactose-free milk for rice or almond for a bit and see if there's any change?

    I'm glad your bead society meeting seemed productive and enjoyable. And you are rocking that scale movement, girl! It seems to be a consistently downward motion, so I say believe it and enjoy it. Just when things finally started to look normal for me again, I've started bouncing around a range of about 3 pounds from day to the next. Grr!

    I have got to just step away from it. Perhaps for a long time. Cursed, wretched thing. emoticon
    2583 days ago
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