And the thunder rolls

So…tired…this…morning. It stormed all night last night and there were all kinds of tornados popping up all over NE Oklahoma – in JANUARY! It has been in the 60’s here the last few days and so the atmosphere was ripe for a tornado. We didn’t have any near us, but Great Mother of Gouda, the thunder just would not stop. And so of course it woke up my little one and she crawled into bed with us and that’s when we both felt it – she was twitching again. Her head would jerk a little, and then her arms, and her feet. It went on for several minutes, and I remember the doctor telling us we would notice it more when she was relaxed. He called yesterday to confirm our patient information so he could make the appointment for us – yea for my doctor. So hopefully we will be able to get her in within the next couple of weeks and maybe we can find out what’s going on.On the health front (mine), I am up two more pounds. I think now is the time for some serious action. My weight just seems to be creeping up and up and up and so I think I have to admit that my experiment in *normal* eating is not going as well as I had hoped. I think the problem is that when I am eating intuitively, I am actually eating anything and everything I want. Hunger and fullness? What’s that?? I just eat pretty much whatever I want and conveniently forget about stopping when I am full, or really I just eat whether I’m hungry or not. So, I’m thinking about FitDay or WW Online, or something that would help me to have some boundaries for my food intake. I tried Sparkpeople, but I found it to be a little distracting – I wish accumulating points would translate into calorie burnage, but I’m afraid it doesn’t.

As far as exercise, I think I need to ramp that up too. I am doing the 3 days a week with the C25K, but I think on the off days I need to walk or something. Or maybe do a less intensive run, I don’t know; just something more than what I am doing now.
Completely off topic here, but I have FOUR starter bags of Amish cinnamon bread. That equals EIGHT loaves of bread. Should I just throw a couple of starters away, or should I make all eight loaves and freeze them or give them away??? I know for a fact that my family will consume 4 loaves with no problem whatsoever. Eight, though is a little much, even for my bread loving brood.

I can feel my weary brain starting to go off in many tangent directions so I think I should stop while I’m ahead and maybe tomorrow I will have something AWESOME and INSPIRING to post about (don’t hold me to it though)!

  One thought on “And the thunder rolls

  1. lme
    January 8, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    It’s supposed to get up to 67 here today in NYC. It was in the 50’s last night, and we slept with the windows open. The cats were racing around, tails up, snorting because of all the fresh air.

    A close friend had to get her son in to see a pediatric neurologist, and I was shocked then, as I am now, to see how long it takes to get an appointment. It seems like it should be right away.

    And re intuitive eating: I tried it and it did not work for me. I wish it did, but I ate everything I wanted, and it turns out I wanted a lot. I should go and add up the calories for a typical day during my experiment with intuitive eating. I’m thinking it was very likely somewhere near 3000. I think it can work for people, but it wasn’t for me.

  2. January 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I wish I could get her in right away – the NOT knowing anything is hard, but right now I am taking the “ignorance is bliss” approach and trying to be calm.

    I find that IE is ALOT harder than dieting. Are you on any specific health plan or are you just eating less junk? I think my main problem is portion control and I looove dinner, so I tend to really load up at dinner time. I have noticed that when I run and then have just a small dinner, the scale moves downward. Now if I can just do that every day, I’ll be good to go!! I have to say, though that I have learned alot about myself with IE, and I no longer berate myself as much as I used to, but like you, when it comes to IE, if you give me an inch, I will take a mile – which is why I have gained 20 pounds this year (actually w/in the last 6 months). So it’s time to rethink my strategy and do something else.

  3. lme
    January 8, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    I have problems with portion control, too. I eat too fast, and I was brought up to be a member of the clean plate club, so by the time I realize I’m full, I’ve already eaten way too much.

    I’m not following any plan, really, just counting calories and cutting out all the extraneous stuff I was allowing myself when I was eating intuitively (like, uh, basically a second breakfast, a cookie or candy after lunch, a heavy dinner, and ice cream every night after it). I do try to watch the refined carbs (white flour, rice and potatoes) as well as sugar, because I find that they’re a real trigger for overeat. I hate tracking food, which is what sent me to IE initially, but I really do have to do it, I’ve found, or I start lying to myself about how much I’ve had.

  4. January 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    The good thing about having the kiddo with you last night is you have more info to share on the episode with the doctor. If you haven’t already, start keeping a journal of her episodes, too, so you’ll have information to share with the PN. If you’re able, you might even track her food intake & sleep for a couple weeks, just to see if anything’s correlated (it’s a hassle, and I’m not doing it for Sophie yet but have kicked the idea around).

    Also, you might video tape her during an episode and take your camera with you (or download to a laptop, if you have one) to the appointment, so he can see her during an episode. It’s probably going to be a while before you get in to the PN, and the more info you have to take to the appointment, you’ll just be that much more ahead of the game.

    Hope you can get the eating thing worked out. Seriously, when you’re stressed about your kids, it’s too much to ask that you spend energy on your health. It’s survival mode. But, if you are OK and have the mental energy, then GO FOR IT and sign up for WW online. We’ll be here waiting to hear how things are going. =)

  5. January 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks Laura – those are good ideas. I considered documenting her episodes, so I think I will do that. I really appreciate your advice!! =)

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