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Migraines Suck, Furiously Happy, and Other Randomness!!

Friday, November 08, 2019

I ended up with a migraine yesterday and spent a lot of time in bed with alarms set to take my next meds or put up my ice pack so it could get cold again. My plans went out the window. Well, more like they stalked out the front door, but I digress. I just rolled with it. Some days are just like that and there is nothing I can do but try my best to get rid of the migraine with meds and ice packs. My pup was wonderful and kept snuggling closer to me till she was practically laying on me. She does not like when I'm not feeling good. I had to shove her off a few times because getting hot makes my migraines worse, and she puts off a lot of heat!!

I have not weighed yet this morning. I'm praying I didn't gain. I've had a bad food week, but I'm realizing what I did wrong. Plus, I'm worried about my heart rate. I am going to weigh after coffee, but before breakfast. I did do good on food yesterday, But I've not been getting on the computer much to track or log or anything really other than a few minutes of checking the latest emails and such. I'm going to try to do better from now on.

I have not remembered to sew or crochet all week either. I've got to stop on the scoodie and make my oldest some long fingerless gloves. We have not bought her a winter coat yet, so she is going to use mine, but she said the sleeves were a little short. I've got some dark blue yarn that will make perfect gloves to go with it, almost the exact same color. Supposed to get really cold, all the way down to 20 one night!! I've got to check and make sure it has all it's buttons, I think she lost some last year when she used it a few times on super cold days (it is really thick and warm).

I realized a flaw in where I was going to put my Aerogarden. It's too close to the window and will get a draft from it of really cold air. Must rethink. I really want the herb starter kit. I think herbs will be wonderful this time of year for soups and salads. The only one I have right now is a salad greens, and while that would also be lovely, it's not really what I want right now.

I'm rereading the book Furiously Happy, a movement started by a woman with mental illnesses back in (I think) 2010. She wanted to start silver ribbons for the movement, and I love that idea, so I think I'm either going to find someone on Etsy who makes metal 'ribbons' and get them to make me a few silver one for me and some friends, or I'm going to find some silver ribbon and sew them in place and tack on some pins to be able to wear them and do the same. She never got around to it because depression. I wonder how she is doing now.... Don't read the book if you mind cussing. She does that a lot. Or silly humor. She is hilarious. And wild. And furiously happy when her mental illnesses are not taking their toll. I'm not going to go to the extremes she does with the furiously happy movement. But I am going to try to be as furiously happy as I can be when my mental illness is not dragging me down (or my medical issues). I love the concept, but not the extremes. Some would call that mania, but she does it on purpose, not because of a manic phase.

I managed to fall back asleep last night!! I got up coughing, and my mind started racing of all the things I could do to work out with my injured foot (our recumbent bike does not adjust for my short height, so can't use it, it hurts my knee). I remembered a few DVD's that I just love that are strength training that I want to do, if I can find them. I think they are by that lady from Biggest Loser.. what is her name, Jillian Michaels? I think that is her name. I love the way she coaches and keeps you going on these particular DVD's. They are beginner. I hope I can find them. Oh! I found a great set by her on Amazon that I want, but man is it expensive! I think I'll get DH to buy me the beginner thing on Amazon (you watch it on Amazon) and see how I do with it and then get the DVD set ($80!!, 15 DVD's though, and some extras) if I make it through doing the set of 3. They don't really look like beginner though. Hmm... The one I had was beginner and you went through a weekly cycle. I sure do hope we still have it!!

I am hoping to get in a good workout today, that my foot will be better, and that I can keep the migraines and other stuff at bay. I'm still in good spirits, my mood lifted, but not manic. I'm happy, for the most part. Teenagers driving me crazy, but that is what they do, lol.

I'm off to get the teens out of bed and started on the day, Hope you have a wonderful TGIF and weekend!!


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  • TINA2700
    Hi! Check at your local library for dvds, mine has tons plus a free app called Hoopla where you just stream them on your tablet\ device of choice.
    3 days ago
  • LIS193
    8 days ago
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    9 days ago
    I am reading your blog thinking it sounds A LOT like me - the headache, the foot hurting, plans going out the door - actually I think the roof comes off so that my plans can just float away. Just wishing the pain would, too. I hope you feel better
    9 days ago
    So sorry to hear you had another migraine. I have a couple Jillian Michaels dvd's too, but boy is she tough!
    9 days ago
    I also find Jillian Michaels "beginner" quite advanced. I work up a sweat and (if I do the program without modifications) I am totally exhausted by the end - that's if I finish it to the end and don't give in.

    Have you looked for any old Richard Simmons? Gets you moving, not really advanced and the music is usually great too! Also, his stuff is usually low impact so better for your knee and foot. Best wishes!
    9 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
    9 days ago
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