Well I can tell you that my day was busy as frigging heck. Today I had an endocrinologist appointment at 10:25 in the morning. I didn’t see her till about 11:20. We discussed a lot, especially the blood levels, creating a health binder to put my notes in, how I was feeling and things like that. So it was about 12:00 when we left and then I went to DQ with my dad and we got something to eat. I wanted to get home to lay back down, but tested my left side to see if it was still in pain and it was. So there and made my poor dad take me to the urgent care dentistry. This is where all the dental students work with their professors. It took and hour and a half. I’m sure he was not happy, but by going to the urgent care dentistry, you cut your price in half. So I saw a student and a professor. Both were nice. The professor told me that my pain was stimulating through stress and my neck. The student also found one of my lymph nodes enlarged a bit. Both also flossed my back teeth where I was having pain and found food in it. I said, ‘Well that’s embarrassing,’ and the professor just laughed and was really nice and gave me really good advice. I’ve also got an appointment for initial consultation to see a someone to do a cleaning in August, which will be much cheaper option than regular dentists.
I also decided to delete my Weight Watchers account. I didn’t feel like it was helping and I was wasting money. I am going to reread the Paleo diet and see if it is the right diet for me. I am also going to do some soul-searching and really look deep inside of myself. Over-eating is a manifestation of something else. I have to find out what mine is. Anyway that’s my thoughts for now.
Well yesterday I started Outpatient therapy. I had Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Physical Therapy for the most part worked on my legs and ankles. Occupational worked on my arm strength and checked my cardiovascular strength. I didn’t see speech therapy, but I go see all three on Monday. Yesterday was really hard because I was up at 6:10 am, I had an 8:00 appointment. I came home and rested, then did a lot of household chores.
Mom, Dad, and I are also on Weight Watchers. So I am trying to make sure that I do not extend over my points. Apples are a really good food to eat since they are 0 points. I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m getting along. Anyway, I will update soon. Have a great night!
Well I apologize to everyone. I just haven’t felt like being active in my blogging. Since the hospital stay I’ve stayed in the hospital I’ve felt completely different. I’m in a lot a pain and I just can’t seem to get over it. I just want to get over the pain, but the pain won’t go away for me. I can’t be as active, like exercising on the exercise bike, as I used to be. I ache all over. I am hoping I will stop aching very soon.
My Mom, Father, and I; to change the subject, are now trying the Weight Watchers job. So I am going to be trying this diet and hoping this will help me with my weight. However, I also see the bariatric surgeon in April. So I have my finger crossed on that.
Just pray for me to get better. I would appreciate it. Have a good night.
Well the last few days haven’t been to well. So tomorrow is a new start. I am still 279 lbs. Which is good. However, I am aiming to lose more weight this week. I am having the cheese cravings come back. Which is crazy. I thought this was coming under control. 😦 I’m learning that I just have to keep at it. So today I have to take stock of what I need to continue my journey on the Paleo Diet. Tomorrow, I will start with the smoothie again. I’m hoping this week I will make the pierogis that I have been wanting to make. I just haven’t been able to. I’m not giving up. I’m getting back to it. Well that’s it for now. Talk soon.
Change is difficult. There I said it. It is very true. I’m not just talking about weight loss, but the lifestyle we live. In pertaining to weight loss, for example, it can be very difficult to change. There are many people who will tell you that all you have to do is eat less and exercise more. We,ll, they don’t know what goes behind weight gain. Yes, we do eat more. However, it is not just about food. There is an emotional factor. Also, most of us don’t sit on our butts all day eating food. That’s a misconception right there. We don’t eat bonbons and watch tv all day. There are things we have to do.
I guess what I am trying to get at is that when you have been living a certain lifestyle for a long time, changing it will be a very hard task. It can be done though. 2017 is the year that I am focusing on changing my lifestyle for my life/health. Can it be done? Yes. Is it going to be hard? Yes. There will be ups and downs. There will be challenges. However, I will not give up and neither should you.
So that’s my thoughts for now. I will update soon!