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My Birthday

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yesterday was my 67th birthday. Still having my headaches (4-1/2 weeks so far) and had been down and getting depressed because I was having trouble getting my exercises in like I should have been doing - my weight going up and down for a while now.

Well, to make a long story short, my husband and I went out for my free birthday breakfast at Denny's and yes, I did, I had the build-your-own grand slam (healthy wheat pancakes, eggs, turkey bacon, sugar free/low sugar pancake syrup and oatmeal) and, as if that wasn't enough we went to Tony Roma's for my free dinner there - - yes, again I blew it and had the Roma original ribs, baked potato, broccoli, unsweetened ice tea and bread. It was extremely good and I enjoyed every bite. I started feeling a little guilty but I was able to talk myself out of beating myself up over it. It was my day and not something I've really done in probably a year.

Continued from 10/21/13: BUT, today is another day and another fresh start on my weight loss goals. I still have the terrible pressure as if my head was in a vise and someone was still cracking the handle on it but I had made up my mind that I was going to get some exercise in other than just walking twice a day. So, my eating is back to normal, So far I have walked 1 mile, done 2 sets of 15 of wall pushups, 1 set of 15 arm curls with band, and 1 set of 50 hip flexions and yes, I still have the pressure in my head. I will be glad when I can get in to see the neurologist (the day before Thanksgiving) and until then, I will be working on my eating habits and exercising again as much as I can throughout each day.

I'm ok. I refuse to get down on myself because of yesterday. I can and will do this with God's help.

Judy F
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  • KASPER10779
    Happy belated birthday! I hope the headaches are subsiding some for you!
    1707 days ago
  • MOMO7YROLD
    It sounds like u had a great birthday. Don't feel guilty for it. It was ur day to do what u wanted. Sorry to hear bout ur headaches. Is the day before Thanksgiving the soonest that they can get u in? Thats not right. Did u ask them to put u on the cancellation list so if someone cancels they'll call u in sooner? If u haven't I would if I were u.
    Great job doing the exercise despite the headache. I hope it gets better for u.
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    1730 days ago
  • MTNGRL
    That is one big birthday celebration. Good thing it only comes once a year. I never miss my BD breakfast at Denny's myself!!
    Glad to see you are a smart cookie and back on track. WooHoo!!
    1730 days ago
  • JLKCANADA
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    Happy Belated Birthday - glad you celebrated and DON'T feel guilty! Enjoy!
    1732 days ago
  • SPARKYTHECAT
    emoticon I know it is late and I have been gone awhile. I am back and Happy Belated birthday. I pray your day was blessed. I will be praying for those headaches as well.

    Heather
    1732 days ago
  • JACKSGRAN
    So glad you had a good birthday, you deserved it.

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    I hope you get some relief soon. emoticon
    1732 days ago
  • LINOVER
    Glad you had a great birthday! I turned 67 this past June but did not make it out for any meals. My DH hates to eat out so we do it very infrequently. Hope you can find out what is causing your headaches!
    1732 days ago
  • MADEIT3
    You're only 67 once!! Glad you enjoyed it and didn't feel too guilty!

    I had a headache for three months once and after multiple MD visits and tests, ended up with a chiropractor who "cured" the headache after two weeks of sessions. Don't know whether that's something you'd consider. Hope it clears up soon!
    1732 days ago
  • THINAGIN2
    It sounds as though you had a delicious birthday! Today is a new day so get back on track and you will be O.K.
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    1732 days ago
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