Concussions, weightloss and allergies, oh my
Sunday, June 02, 2013
It has been a while since I blogged. Then again for two of those months, I had a concussion and still suffer from post concussion syndrome and wasn't allowed near any stimulation including technology of any kind. Bye bye spark. You can imagined how much this bummed me out. Just getting into a nice workout rhythm, just getting a handle on all the do's and don't's of food allergies and then BAM. I don't even have a good story to tell. Making lunch for the day, out something away, hit my head on the freezer door, and that was it. I saw stars, then the ER.
The funny thing is, when you have nothing but your thoughts in a dark room for weeks as you are recovering, things go in a million different directions. They are not supposed to. I am supposed to be calming my brain, making it quiet. Yeah, tell any ultimate multitasker to sit quietly for days and see what happens. But with time, there is nothing to do but learn... And sleep. With headaches I have nightmares, so that wasn't alot of fun. But I am up to two minutes of meditation. :) No laughing because that is a huge accomplishment. To think of nothing for two whole minutes while doing nothing.... HUGE.
God and the universe was telling me to slow the heck down. Fine. I get it. Taking university courses, teaching full time, writing a cookbook, writing a children's book, and being my normal self was apparently too much of a rush. I am calmer as things are returning back to normal slowly. So I got the message. I have no choice. The headaches continue and worsen if I am not taking regularly breaks from activity.
The allergy thing is still an issue. Even with a rotation diet, being allergic to corn (there are way too many names for that in the world), peas, beans, almonds, and with light allergies to milk and citrus, things don't always go according to plan. I currently have hives on my neck and face. I look just lovely. ;) But because I have been paying such close attention to things, it has really helped my weight. No more internal inflammation and I can actually lose weight again after a year of gaining, very very slow losing or just plain stuck.
To look forward, I had to change my weightloss goal. I had one set for 4th of July. It since I could not workout for two months on doc's orders, things have not progssed as normals as they were ore-concussion. So I moved my goal to the end of summer. And I chose a new workout to order so that once my report cards are written and submitted, I can get started. So, a Brazilian Butt I will have, or at least I hope with the help of that workout DVD. After all, doesn't everyone want a better but?