Thursday, June 26, 2008

151.2 - Back at it

Tuesday, despite my best intentions, continued to be a food nightmare. I ate whatever the heck I wanted, and tried really hard not to beat myself up about it. I didn't weigh yesterday because I didn't want the guilt, and had a half-way decent food day and hoped that today's weigh in would not be horrific.

Sophie had a much better day yesterday. We switched her to regular Tylenol yesterday morning--the Rx med tastes like poison, even though the pharmacy flavored it with bubble gum flavor, and it took 10 minutes for her to choke down 1 tsp.--and it controlled her pain just fine. We even went to Target in the afternoon and picked up Luke from day care. She had a really good night sleeping (I'm still waking her every 4 hours for Tylenol, but at least it's not "poison" she has to swallow) and felt rough but okay this morning. I'm quite relieved that she is doing so well at this point.

My mom is with her today and I'm at the office. I hated to leave her, but I'm glad to be out of the house and back into a somewhat more normal routine for me. I'm going to the gym this afternoon to run and take a pilates class, as long as Sophie has a good day and doesn't need me sooner than 6 p.m.

I'm also back to tracking my points. I just gave up on it Tuesday and Wednesday, despite my heroic (haha) efforts tracking my 59 point day. I just couldn't handle documenting the downward spiral any longer, and figured the damage would only amount to a few pounds and I'd be back at it earnestly today.

For whatever reason, my body gave me a gift and is keeping me at a favorable level. Today I'm going to work hard to keep it that way. Because right now, it's truly one day at a time.


Jill said...

So glad Sophie is doing better!
I think you have a really healthy frame of mind about your "downward spiral". Sometimes you just do what you gotta do.

Glad you are back - I missed "seeing" you the last couple days!

Helen said...

Another good reminder that one day being "bad" will not ruin the whole process as long as you get back on the wagon! :-) I truly think this is the "normal" way to be...

Vickie said...

for myself - I use MiraLAX that used to be prescription and is now over the counter. It works great and has NO taste. I mix it with hot lemon herbal tea or even just hot lemon water. You could call the nurse and see if she can give you the dosage for kids.

ANY time you have been knocked out and then given pain meds - your intestines are going to be sluggish - and you just have to plan ahead for trouble at the other end (so to speak) and NO they don't tell you that up front. WHY? we have no idea.

Vickie said...

another mom thing - perhaps I have already told you - for those STUBORN baby teeth that are hanging by a thread, twisting and turning and making it impossible to eat (and bleed when you try to yank) - STARBURST candy - works like a charm - usually on the first piece.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hey sister, DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED if tomorrow you are up even despite valiant efforts. I've found with a couple off days, the pounds often don't find me for a day or two. Don't sweat it. They were a couple understandable days... You are back on track and doing the right thing. That is the main thing. I was up a couple pounds so this is as much for me as it is you. Thanks for indulging me. :D Hopefully tomorrow the scale is kinder to me. ha ha.

Take care. Glad the kid is doing better. :D

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Laughing at vickie on the constipation public service announcement. I would have warned you about it and offered ideas for prevention but then, I'm a damn good pharmacist. ;^) !! (and it's been, oh, 11 years since I was behind the counter - oh. my. god. I. am. old. eek.)

Roni said...

I agree with Helen. This will happen. It's allowing it to happen, recognizing it and moving own that will predict your success.

Youa re doing great!

L.G. said...

I'm glad you recognized the good day your body gave you and I hope you know that one day isn't the end of the world. Your daughter was sick and miserable and even though the saying, "When mama ain't happy, no one's happy," I think it's also true when the babies aren't happy too.

I'm really glad you went out and did Pilates and going to the gym & the office. You need to take care of yourself too and catch a break.

I hope Sophie gets to feeling better.

Tigerlilly said...

I got pulled into that same spiral this week... but you and I both know that IT HAPPENS. We just have to kick ourselves and then get back on track.

Stress is a major factor in that downward spiral... and you are stressed over Sophie... so dont beat yourself up too much. I know you will be running your butt off by the end of next week!