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Monday, August 19, 2019

Weekly Weigh In: Week 9, August 19, 2019

I have decided that this feature will now run indefinitely, and will replace the My Quarterly Report feature.  It will go live every Monday, and it will be a weigh in that will share how I'm doing health-wise, and it will give me more accountability with my health.

Here is my ninth weigh in:

1. The Selfie: The selfie is me as of today, August 19, 2019.  

2. Weight: My weight went up by 1 pound.  Needless to say, I am frustrated!  I do still think the herbal water pill is helping, but it definitely is not as effective as the prescription-type water pill.  I have decided to use it at its max dose starting today which is 3 times a day.  We shall see how helpful that is.  I also have some dietary plans I will share in the Diet News section.

3. Health News: I only averaged about 5,500 steps per day last week.  Part of that is due to dealing with migraines this last week (3 days in a row and counting).  I am still dealing with the migraine today, but it is in the "no real pain, just symptoms" stage right now.  I am avoiding taking any pain meds (I only take ibuprofen for them - no prescription) because I don't like to take them unless absolutely necessary.  As long as the pain is no more than minimal and I can function, I just push through.  I am hopeful that this will pass quickly, but you never know with migraine.  I know that the weather (which has been sunny/hot to stormy/cold within 24 hours several times in the last few weeks) is playing a part with the headaches, but I also am wondering if my thyroid meds need to be adjusted.  I have my physical next week, and I already had my blood drawn to check my levels, so I should have an idea then.  It is possible that my PCOS is playing a part, too.   I'm sure the insomnia I have started dealing with again the last few days isn't helping matters either.  Time will tell.  Just gotta take it one day at a time. :)

4. Diet News:  Oh, boy!  Salt is my nemesis!  I have been eating more salty foods, and my weight is suffering from it.  I cannot do a low sodium diet as it drops my blood pressure too much, but I definitely don't need the amount I've been eating lately.  I also am finding that I am eating when bored again, so I've decided that I'm going to try something new.  For this next week, I have made myself a meal schedule.  I am going to stick with it as closely as possible, and we'll see if that helps.  If it does, I will keep with it until the new way of eating becomes habit.  Wish me luck!

5. Other News: This week and next, I have to make sure that I'm ready for back-to-school.  I cannot believe that school starts so soon!  Where did summer go?!?!?!  Anyway, I need to make sure my Senior has all his required credits covered (I am pretty sure he's good to go, but there may be an elective or 2 he needs yet - he's got plenty of credits amount-wise, but the state requires some classes regardless of credit hours earned, so I need to make sure he has all of those), make sure I have my schedule ready to go with days off planned correctly, and make sure our computer/laptops have all the required updates.  We also have side jobs and family time planned towards the weekend, so it may be a bit nuts towards the weekend.  There are never enough hours in the day, it seems, but yet we always seem to get everything done, too.  Amazing... But I'd always rather be busy than bored, so...BRING IT ON! :D

How are you doing?  Do you have anything you want to weigh in with?  Any health progress or goals you want to share?  If so, please leave a comment below (with a link to your post, if you have one and wish to leave it), and I'll respond ASAP.

Have a great week!