Tuesday, December 16, 2008

153.0 - The pills are working

So my increased med dosage must be kicking in, because despite all the crazyiness, the busyness, the sickness, the overindulgenceness, the lack-of-exerciseness, and the fatness--I don't feel like I'm losing my mind.

At least today.

Our party Friday went really well. I wore my black dress that makes me look skinny and hits above my knees so my legs look good, and I received several compliments, which is always nice.

I spent almost 48 hours recovering afterwards. Saturday at 5 a.m. I woke up with a migraine (stupid, stupid me. I cannot drink wine, of any kind, period). Thankfully I had Sophie's Imitrex nasal spray from her appointment last week, and since it doesn't work for her dizzyness, I used a dose for my headache. And I took a xanax and feel back asleep until noon. Noon! Then I basically stayed in bed until 4:30 p.m. My sister brought the kids home around 6:30. I didn't even take a bath Saturday, I was that lazy.

Sunday we made it to church, then had lunch at Bob Evans (I know, I know), then I spent another afternoon in pajamas. The kids were wonderful all day. Sophie felt fine all day. It was a nice family Sunday.

Yesterday Sophie was sick--not with dizzyness, but with a sore throat (even though her tonsils are out, the back of her soft pallette was red & sore) and a horrible sinus infection. So she stayed home from school with Mark, and I went to work. I felt pretty out of it yesterday still. I guess kind of a lazyness hangover from the weekend.

Last night I was really upset about how much weight I've gained. I got out the tape measure and confirmed I've gained some inches. Then I put on my PJs and made dinner & thought about when I'd get myself back under control.

This morning I expected my weight to be off the charts--I haven't run or worked out since last Monday--but it's not insurmountable. Even though my clothes are tight, they fit fine and still look OK (but just barely). I'm not going to have to buy bigger pants yet.

And thankfully Sophie is feeling better. She even rode the bus to school today (first time in 2 weeks she's done that). Luke is, as always, my sunshine. Seriously, the boy is the epitome of the meaning of his name--light.

Tonight we'll go to Sophie's swim class & I packed my gym bag to take a weights class. Then I've got to bake the first of two 20 pound turkeys for our city's Rescue Mission. Our circle of friends (7 families) provide & serve dinner and do a worship service (the kids help with this--last year we did the Nativity story, and every kid dressed up with church costumes), and that happens this Saturday.

I've got a bit of a more optimistic perspective this morning, and I thank the Pharmaceutical companies for it. Better living through chemicals, yee ha!

We watched two new movies this weekend I wanted to share. The first was In Bruges. I absolutely loved this movie. Loved it. It's violent in several parts, but mostly it's a character film. Quirky. Funny. A great winter movie to rent. I'd actually like to see it again, it's that good.

The other was a comedy that I laughed at in spite of the stupidness (or rather, because of it). You Don't Mess with The Zohan is one of those movies where you have to enjoy crass humor. It does start to wane, like most of these movies do, but I still enjoyed it. I needed some stupid humor the night we watched it.


Pokey said...

So glad Sophie is doing better!!

And hon...you are still doing great with your weight!! Dont be so hard on yourself. You look great, and feel great (right?) in your skin...so that should be all that matters. I think you need to toss that darn scale of yours.


MizFit said...


left you a few thoughts in my comments.

Im on the handheld :) so it may come off as terse?

did NOT mean it as such.



Vickie said...

Glad you are feeling better.

I went back to the doctor's office and found the article on dizziness - it talked about sodium being a contributing factor.

I guess it thickens bodily fluids (including the ear) and creates problems.

This was very interesting to me - because I rarely have dizziness problems and I rarely eat processed.

But I am wondering if my 'rarelies' coincide.

I figure it is easier to TOTALLY avoid processed and see if I have another dizzy spell (rather than eat salt and produce a dizzy spell).

I am putting a copy in the mail to you. (And I was shocked at how easy it was to get your address off the internet. . .)

Vickie said...

and if it gets to you and is the right address - let me know and I will send you another note with my address and e-mail address so you don't feel stalked. I didn't put anything on this letter - in case it goes to another Laura. And I did keep another copy just in case.

Jill said...

Yay! so glad you are back in the swing of things! Thank goodness for happy pills!!! ;)

I love my pj's and would live in them if it weren't unacceptable in modern society. Nothing wrong at all with spending the weekend in your pjs!

MCM Mama said...

Glad the meds are kicking in and Sophie is doing better! Just hang tight through the holidays and then you can pick up where you left off on the weightloss and fitness.

LG said...

I think you are being aware of what's going on with your body and exercise. I don't think you're in any danger of needing new pants; it's just a matter of getting some exercise which in turn will make you feel better about the food. You pretty much have it down pat when you exercise and you're quite aware of missing it.

I loved In Brueges -- it was pretty grim but I agree with you about the character film. I did like both of the characters in it (and Ralph Fiennes too!). You and I should talk movies some time!

Vickie said...

you wrote:
Oh, and I had read that sodium can affect Meniers disease. I didn't realize it could affect other types of dizzyness.

I wanted to add:
Anything that is writing for Meniers - I personally would assume applies to all of them - because meniers (my guess) is the only one getting any type of real examination because it is define-able. My guess is the other ones are very much in the gray and are not in any type of studies or tracking - people with the other types are probably lucky to ever even get diagnosed.

Helen said...

Considering you are doing very little exercise and not eating perfectly, you are doing GREAT on your weight. When I didn't exercise for a week, it was a disaster! ;-) So you should be happy you can enjoy like this! (I think antidepressants help...when I was on one while quitting smoking, I didn't gain weight...until after I went off the meds!)

I have been interested in In Bruges, but have hesitated. And, sorry, Zohan was HORRIBLE in my opinion (but DB and I still talk about the "bush cushion"). ;-)