Stop. Eat. Continue

Last Sunday night I had an awful upset stomach. On Monday I felt a little better and I decided to go ahead with my supermarket run – you know, visit 3/4 places to get everything I needed. My stomach was still a bit in a knot when I left home but after 2 hours I started to feel the hunger kick in. I wanted to just get everything done and then just sit and have lunch and unload everything.

BIGGEST. MISTAKE. EVER. I literally spent Tuesday in bed with the worst migraine of my life. My husband knew it was awful when I hadn’t even showered. I always say when you feel sick, take a shower, somehow it helps you to feel better. But I was just in fear of fainting in the shower without him home with all of the extreme dizziness that I had. I also had an asthma attack last September and was only allowed to take Tylenol so I only took 1 extra strength hoping it would offer some comfort in the morning. It did, I managed to make breakfast and went back to sleep. Half hour after my husband got home in the evening, the nurse at my doctor’s office finally called back to let me know what to take. It was Ibuprofen, something I shouldn’t take with my asthma, but this was an isolated incident so I should be fine. I took it and it slowly started to go. The next morning I took 2 more and I was ok.

Would you believe I almost did the same thing yesterday? I got so caught up in doing research on something that I totally forgot to eat. I dropped everything and went to Panera as I figured soup would be the best thing to eat. I also followed it up with a cup of tea and prayed that I don’t get a repeat of last week.

All of that to say, sometimes we get so consumed with life that we don’t see how it’s affecting our health. Next month I’ll be officially entering my late twenties and I want to feel better than I ever did. But if I keep this up, I’ll just be on the way to feeling like shit and encouraging disgusting habits and creating health issues that I never had before.

I’m not waiting until next week, or for a Monday to come – today it begins. I’ve progressed in that I was very sketchy with breakfast and now, like it’s supposed to be, it’s the most important meal of my day. I also want to lose at least 3lbs by my birthday which is more of a diet process than exercise process for me and it’s been hard so far but I have to stop thinking I *need* something when I really don’t. Like that raspberry filled, powdered donut is a treat for today. Or the chocolate brioche is ok once I have it with my Babybel light cheese which is a protein so it balances out… But it’s not ok.

It’s still the first month of the year and I haven’t been doing too bad but any bit of motivation helps. I’m going to meet with my dietician as soon as possible to help get me back on track. Lifestyle changes are what we need not resolutions. Life is a work-in-progress, treat it as such and roll with it.


Where’s the bathroom?

On Monday night, I read this article that someone posted on Facebook. The gist of the article is this: a lady attempted to drink 5 pints/80oz of water a day hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion issues. So I told my husband we should try this… My reasons are for improving my skin and I’m hoping that the excess water will curb my sweet tooth a bit while I try to lose a few pounds. He’s just trying to drink more water (not necessarily 80oz/day) because he needs to drink more water. Men.

Drinking more water than you’re used to is hard – in more ways than one. I feel like I need to purchase Depends adult diapers… constantly using the bathroom is driving me nuts. And it’s only Day 1!!! I’m going to push and see how I look and feel at the end of the day. I’m hoping to make this part of my lifestyle. I used to drink a lot of water but it tends to slow down during the colder months because I go for warmer drinks. From the article I learned that tea can be included because it acts like a diuretic. I drink a lot of green tea blends and Earl Grey tea but I go for Chai tea lattes during this time of the year. I will cut back and make some changes there.

The other hard part is not eating like you want to. You have a delicious meal in front of you, but when you’re drinking more water than usual, you can’t enjoy as much as you want. I like food so I had to insert that line. Today, Day 1, I couldn’t stand to eat as many sweets as I’d like. Bummer.

The constant  bathroom usage.

Holding yourself accountable for how much water you’re drinking is interesting for beginners, especially when it comes to this much water. We have some tall glasses and I made sure I measured how much was in each glass that I can know how much I’ve had or need to have throughout the day. I’ve got water bottles for when I leave home. I’ve also been using my Fitbit app to help me by logging how much water I’ve had per glass. I just fill the glass and finish it (it’s about 23oz per glass) before adding more.

As of 11.59am on Tuesday I consumed 83oz of water and it was not hard. This is doable. I’ll come around to the bathroom aspect in a bit but I’m looking forward to seeing what I can achieve over the next few weeks. I’m also reducing my flour intake and trying to work out two extra days outside of training with our Trainer.

Cheers to be healthy!


It’s the first day of Summer and I’m sick

For the whole week I felt like shit. I couldn’t tell you what was going on. I had a slight, tingly, sore throat and then this morning my head felt heavy and I’m a little congested. I’ve also had one of those “pains in my head” where its like a headache starting but it doesn’t exactly want to and just makes you miserable because it’s miserable itself. So I decided to go to Rite Aid after I dropped off the Mr and see what they had to say at the pharmacy. The pharmacist suggested Advil Cold and Sinus and an hour later, I’m still waiting for it to kick in. 

The weather is somewhat nice. I want to enjoy it. I want to go out and be happy. But no. I’m at home, trying to clean in spurts because I’m getting short of breath if I do too much at once. So I clean and sit. Like now, where I’m spilling my misery on to you. I also feel like a sneeze is brewing so my face looks permanently disgusted but I’m not. I just want to sneeze but I won’t. For the last two weeks I’ve been telling my husband I’m going to be sick and now something is happening. Why was I so stubborn and not taking my vitamins?!? 😦 

I feel like my face looks swollen and I tried doing something with my hair, putting on makeup and a pretty dress to feel good but I’m not sure how good I’m feeling. I want to curl up in bed, and maybe I should, but I’ve put off doing things around the apartment for the whole week and now when I feel at my worse, in here looks it’s worse. I can’t ask David because I’ll have to be too specific with how I want things done and it’ll only make me want to do things myself instead of ask him so I sit here taking breaks while doing things, and he is at work.

Damn I sound miserable today. I am though. My back still hurts. My cooking hasn’t been the best this week. In here needs to be cleaned… I hope next week is better.  

How are you enjoying the first day of Summer? Don’t mind my misery. Please.