Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Yesterday I just reheated soup from another night and threw together two salads--for my DH an DD and I had a smoothie for dinner. I was too exhausted to chew. Ever have a day like that...when just EVERYTHING gets to you? Not too much is different today....but somehow I'm not licking the rug.
Tonight I will hopefully have enough energy to make the dinner....broccoli rabe and wild rice. My friend will probably show up here to take me to the pharmacy right in the middle of my dinner prep. If she does, I will send her on her way. I can't just drop everything and go.
So yeah. I'm one pound up from my lowest. Inexplicable. The only thing I can figure is that the dried prunes I"ve been eating to stay regular are contributing too many calories. I will have to find some kind of solution. Because mealwise, I've been sterling. Not eating between meals. Not cheating in any way.
Today my daughter and I took another walk. We didn't go quite as far this time because my daughter hadn't eaten and she got lightheaded so we headed home so I could cook her some Cream of Wheat. The good news is that my hips did not get so excruciatingly painful in the past time or two of walking Maybe that was just the ticket they needed to become fully functional. I just had to press through the pain and keep walking until they loosened themselves up.
My daughter is very sad and distraught. SHe has left her boyfriend of two years and is once more living here with us. She is suffering agonies of indecision wondering if she's done the right thing. Poor kid. All I can say is "Thank the Lord I'm not 21 anymore." I don't care what anyone says. The twenties are hell. At least they were for me and they have been for her. I pray things turn around for her and she finds out what it is she is to do in life.
I'm reading Eat for Health now. I need some new inspiration. Now that my weight loss has slacked off it's hard to keep my momentum. I know I am getting healthier although it has not yet really touched my PsA as he (Dr Fuhrman) said that it eventually will. I wonder if I ever really will be able to lose weight while taking the medicines that I am. It must be possible. I would hate to be condemned to fatness. lol
I should start taking my blood pressure so that I know when to try to come off of one of my HTN meds. I currently take 4 meds for blood pressure. That's just a sick amount.....but that is what it took to get it under control. I will take my BP cuff out this evening so I can begin to monitor it.
Keep your chins up Sparkies. It's a long hot trek but we will make it if we do not quit and turn back.