Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Migraine #2

I woke up this morning with a migraine.  After posting yesterday about the one last week.  What in the world??  I have no idea what caused it.  We had new friends coming over to swim today so instead of starting my investigating, I put on dark sunglasses, crept to a lawn chair, and apologized for not cleaning up the back yard before they got here.  You see, after a migraine I can't bend.  Or move my eyes.  Or my head. 

After they'd gone and I had fixed a light dinner, I started trying to figure it out.  I can't have canned broth or bouillon cubes so I use a soup base I get at Sam's.  I wondered if that had suddenly started causing it.  MSG is only an addictive flavor enhancer that makes you want more of whatever it's in.  There are some substitutes for it that haven't caused reactions in me...but might be now. 

I am about to drive myself crazy worrying about it.  So I'm going to bed just giving up and deciding it was a fluke. 

I really really really hope it's a fluke.  Two migraines in a week is two too many.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Last Wednesday we left tumbling at 7 with no idea what I was going to fix for dinner.  Tumbling at 6 throws my meal planning for a loop.  I either need to put something in the Crock Pot, or just plead ignorance and ask to go out.  McKinley couldn't stand the indecision and said she'd buy dinner at our local BBQ place. 

I love their chopped brisket sandwiches and okra.  I used to love their fries also but had a reaction over a year ago after eating them.  Not a migraine, but I started getting really hot and my heart raced after eating a few of them.  Shortly after that I went to dinner with a group of girls and the wife of the owner of the BBQ place.  I asked her if she knew if they'd changed the seasoning salt on their fries.  That's usually the culprit.  She said they hadn't made any changes.  Still, I didn't eat them the next several times we went there.  After all, the sandwich, okra, and fries are a bit of a calorie load.  (Haven't we just been talking about my inability to lose weight??  Hmmm...) But on that Wednesday night I couldn't help myself.  Reagan had asked for okra but was given fries instead.  While she was waiting for her okra the fries were staring at me.  How can you turn down fries that are begging to be eaten?  I had some and had no reaction so I had some more. 

Wouldn't you know it?  I had a migraine Thursday.  My usual fix of oil pulling beat it but I still took it easy the rest of the day.  So now I'm typing this all out and sending it out to the blogger universe so that I'll remember not to eat those fries again! 

Such a shame though...they're really good fries.

But nothing tastes as good as being migraine free feels.

Maybe I should write that down somewhere.....

Monday, June 27, 2011

Amazing Friends

We spent Friday night and Saturday with my wonderful friend Debbie and her girls Amanda and Emily.  The girls are on their towns YMCA triathlon team and our little town had an event Saturday morning. 

I know I've run two half marathons but there's no way I would ever do a triathlon.  Mainly because I can't move my right arm in a circle to swim correctly.  I bet the other competitors would laugh at me if I was dog paddling. 

But these girls have started young and accomplished amazing things.

My girls and I went out Saturday morning to watch them.  They swam in our community pool (I guess it's not a good idea to have young children doing open water swims), road their bikes around the neighborhood, and ran laps around a local park.  I.was.amazed.  There were children of all ages.  My girls were also amazed and I even heard a few comments of how they'd like to do it.  And then a teenage girl crossed the finish line and threw up.  No one said anything after that.

Still, we had a wonderful time with Debbie and her girls and we're so proud of them! 

Now we need them to come back and just spend the day floating with us in the pool.  I'm worn out from watching them:c)

Friday, June 24, 2011

I Guess It Was Time

My 20th high school reunion is less than a month away.

I need to lose 50 pounds in about 3 1/2 weeks.

If I don't lose 50 pounds I at least need to get a tan so the extra weight will look better.

I'm getting my hair highlighted and plan on getting a pedicure.

I'll still searching for the perfect dress for the Friday night event.

And today I did something I didn't think I'd ever do.

I bought a serum.

Yep, I'm officially old.

But I'm going to fight it to the bitter end.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blood Work

I've been struggling with weight loss and have just about decided I'll always be stuck at this weight.  After all I've trained for and run two half marathons in the last 2 1/2 years and I use a calorie counter on my phone to keep myself accountable.  Yet I've lost and gained the same 10 pounds that whole time.  A friend mentioned she'd had her hormones tested and suggested I do the same. 

I called my doctor and told the nurse what I wanted and she assured me they did that.  So when I went in earlier in the week and was pretty ticked to find out I paid $25 for him to tell me he didn't do that type of blood work but could give me a weight loss drug if I wanted one. thanks.  He did ask me about my eating habits and soft drink usage.  Still $25 and an hour of my life and I got nothing.  Well, I kept my blood.  I really do like my blood.

So I went across the hall and made an appointment with the doctor who does do it.  A week later I went to see him and found out the blood work had to be done between 8 and 9 in the morning.  So I'd spent another $25 and still had no answers.  But he did agree that it was probably my hormones since it sounded like I was doing everything right.  Always good to hear:)  And I still had my blood.

But today was the day.  I went in at 8:25 and had to talk to two of the rudest employees before having enough blood drawn for the clinic to start their very own Stefunk.  And got an appointment for July 12th to come back and hear the results.

So my fast fix for weight loss keeps dragging on.  Guess that's how it is with weight loss.  There's no easy fix.