Saturday, April 19, 2014
I worked an 80 hour week in 5 days. I'm tired. I have one day off to do laundry, plan menus, batch cook, and then will work another 60 hours in 6 days. I'm tired.
In the midst of a workathon, where I travel 400 miles, saw 5 kids and completed 11 comprehensive health and education reports, it was also Holy Week, and senior project completion week. Busy. I'm tired. My garden looks like it's dying. transplanting didn't go well. My house is a wreck, no one does anything when I am not home, and I haven't been home much this week. Today is the day to play catch up.
I also squeezed in a doctor's appointment. Bailey's food sensitivities might be causing the migraines. He cant eat tomato products, lettuce, corn, carrots, potatoes. ( he doesn't eat those things anyway, hates vegetables, lives on bread) MRI isn't back yet, so doctor is in wait and see mode. He refused to go paleo with me, and my frustrating husband backed him. ( "it's to extreme, takes to much time, money and work and we can't say for sure it's a wheat thing" I wanted to scream.) doctor suggested anti-anxiety meds. I want a referral to a specialist before I start him on a lifetime of mental health meds. Been down that road myself.
I was able to convince my doc to run a boatload of tests for me. I told her I was thinking of seeing a nutreopath. She said she was willing to read my books on paleo, and that I wasn't her first patient who had talked paleo with her. I told her that while I felt great since February and going paleo, I wanted a baseline of my health. We discussed the chronic illnesses and the new annoyances. She did agree to drop one of my major diabetic meds, which she thinks is causing some of My IBS issues. My blood work is scheduled for Wednesday. I h ave a three day conference in Seattle, and will be very tired, but should be able to make my blood work appointment.
I earned 30 bucks in the form of an amazon gift card for tracking my healthy activities in the health insurance website. I replenished my Bag of developmental testing toys for work.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I slept in. I ate paleo sausage, sauerkraut. I finished my book. I planted my herb garden, finished planning the peppers, the tomatoes. I've sparked. It's been a great day. I planned my week, both the shopping list, the menu's, the exerciser in the planner. i cooked my weekly chicken breast, made my paleo kitchen, mayonnaise. I need to do laundry, but am basically ready for another week.
my goals for the month are the same for march. Stay within my calorie range, lower my carbs, earn my steps. But to break it down more, this week I have set the following goals.
1) stay with calorie and carb range of 1,500 to 1,900, carbs lower than 70.
2) walk in the morning with Cynthia. walk to work. walk home for lunch. walk after dinner. it's the tri-fecta of walking.
3) working on incorporating strength training on mon, wed, friday morning with Cynthia.
4) self care; water my garden, cook my meals, keep up on the laundry. buy two baby gifts. the Carvo clan, of which I have married in, has produced two more great grand-babies. there is 26 first cousins, and most of them have multiple babies. My kids are the oldest of the 2nd cousins, and we stopped counting when Christmas dinner topped 80. I usually skip the family events, but baby showers are great fun, and I get to hold the babies.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Yesterday was a great day. 11,000 steps in, paleo success food wise. I did have a bout of IBS, and a small banking mishap, but my trusty friend rescued me and it was all good. I'm not so excited about today. PROM DRESS SHOPPING WITH THE PRINCESS.
I love my daughter, I really do, and I am excited to see her grow up into a beautiful young women. But I hate shopping. Maybe it's body shame memories of never finding anything in my size. Hannah wont have that problem. She is 5'11", with most of that legs. she loves to show off her legs, so the argument will be in not showing to much skin. She wont wear heels, so finding matching shoes will be a problem. She loves flash, dazzle, sparklers. She wants something like from the Great Gatsby movie. I love staying within budget. It's going to be a long day. But I should get lots of steps in, walking the malls.
I would rather be planting my herb container garden, and playing in my potting soil. I'll have to do that tomorrow. tomorrow, I also get to go to the democratic caucas for my very political mother in law. the things we do for family. LOL
Bailey has another migraine ( Guess what he ate, while out with grandma- A giant hamburger bun, and plate of fries) He keeps telling me that he cant be allergic to wheat, or potatoes, that the test is in accurate, that it just cant be. It's grief and denial. My Spark friend Ramona, sent me some great links and I am arming myself with information. I just want him, and my doctor, to give me 30 days of paleo. Then we can see if he has migraines, teenage zits, mood swings, sleep disturbances. I am gearing up for the doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I have a list of tests that I want her to run, and a list of ailments that concern me. Besides Bailey's migraines and allergy testing, I want her to run an allergy panel on me. I want her to run full blood work, including a hormone panel. I want her to run the test for inflammation. I need to talk about the IBS and encopresis, the thinning of my hair , especially in private places and raging PMS. I need to talk about the lumps in my armpit, and my chronic ailments ( diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, bi polar). She has reserved a good chunk of time for me and Bailey, so it will all be good.
Hannah tells me I need to get ready to go, that we have lots of shopping to do. GO TEAM. maybe we can start with a ice tea from starbucks.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Today was an errand, to do day. We started off with taxi service to track practice, and then Bailey had his MRI for his headaches. It took awhile. Came home, and Bailey and I took a nap. I slept for 4 hours. Woke up long enough to rally the troops to put in the garden. We planted zucchini, eggplant, parsnips. we need black plastic and tires to plant the pumpkin, squash, and other mound hill planting. I need more potty soil, and tomato plants. Tomorrow, I go to the nursery in Wenatchee, and get some seedlings. tomorrow is also costco day. For exercise tomorrow, we are walking the Apple trail. Lunch is Mongolian grill. Tomorrow, we are also stopping at the SSA, to fix Hannah's name change.
so.. Bailey's allergen panel came back allergic to the kitchen sink. He is in denial, and grief. We will met with the doctor next week. I am asking Bailey to follow the diet, allergen free for 30 days. pretty sure he is going to go PALEO.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
today is day 2 of my spring break. I have farmed the children off for various employment. Princess is at the daycare, Middle is at the seed farm, and baby is off at grandma doing yard work. I am being a house mouse. Dishes, laundry, beef broth, paleo condiments and dinner for faith group. A nice quiet day. I did walk this morning, but felt creeky and sore. Now I'm catching up on Spark.
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