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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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    I am so happy to see you plan out how to make better choices the next time. I am glad your headache is gone.
    1691 days ago
    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!

    1691 days ago
    Each day is like a lesson learned. I am glad that you are feeling better.
    1691 days ago
    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
    1691 days ago
  • CATLADY521
    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 !
    1691 days ago
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