Starting to feel better

Well I know it’s been a long time since I have written. I apologize to you all. I was in a depression for a long time because of many issues. Mostly involving freedom. On Monday, I was considered officially seizure-free for six months. So now I am able to drive on my own. I do not need to be driven around anymore. Sometimes this is a freedom that people take for granted. I don’t. I am very grateful to be able to drive by myself. Next week I am going down to visit one of my best friends and I am so excited. Life is looking up for me in certain areas. All though in the weight loss area I am still having trouble. I am looking forward and trying to keep positive. I’m happy and this is the happiest I have been for a while. I will update soon.

Serenity

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What a day for health

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.

Weight Watchers and Physical Therapy

Hey friends,

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!

Serenity

Not as active lately

Hello everyone,

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.

Serenity

My appointment and updates

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven’t updated lately. Just been so busy with life lately. Well today I went and saw the migraine specialist. I told her about how I have been doing. We talked about different things, however, she has decided to keep me on the medicine she has me on, but up the dosage. I will be seeing her in July and hopefully by then I will have these headaches under control. I get them everyday and it just sucks waking up and knowing you’re going to have a headache. So we’ll see how this plan works out. I also checked my weight today and I am down a pound. I am 278 lbs. Yay! I am gradually cutting down on cheese and carbohydrates. When I do have cheese I don’t eat to excess and I try to make sure I have extra veggies with it. I also make sure to exercise three times a week on my exercise bike. Last week I was bad, but I will do better this week. So I am doing better on my goals. Just take it one step at a time. Well that’s it for now. I will update soon!

Serenity

Start over

Hey everyone,

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.

Serenity

Small successes

Hello everyone,

So far this week has had its struggles, but also some successes as well. Last week I checked my weight before I started. I was almost 284 pounds. This was not good. I want to get down to 180 lbs. I should probably be a bit lower, but 180 is a good point to reach for now. So I checked my weight today and I am 280. It could be in part to water weight, but I have been resisting cheese (my major temptation), bread (not missing it as much), grains, and pasta. So I feel really proud so far.

So I am struggling still with the cheese craving. However, I don’t look at the cheese drawer as much. I don’t have to get up and leave the room because of cravings. I’m sure I will have some, but I think they will fade away with time. Maybe in a couple of weeks I will introduce some cheese back in and see if it causes me problems. We’ll see.

So that’s my update for now. I will talk soon.

Serenity