So I went to the doctor on Monday. It wasn’t bad news but it wasn’t completely happy news either.
My blood work came back and everything is perfect with the exception of my blood pressure and blood sugar. They weren’t extremely high, but high enough that he is concerned.
We talked about my migraines and the terrible reaction I had from the imitrex. He wasn’t happy when I told him about my reaction. If I didn’t tell you before. The Nurse Practitioner gave me imitrex for my migraines. She told me to take it if I couldn’t get them under control. Well about a week later I took it and omg. I went from having a migraine to a bomb going off in my head. The pain was so intense. I was on the phone with someone when it kicked in and I stopped talking. I couldn’t focus on anything but the pain because it was so sudden and disabling. It was so bad that I couldn’t form a coherent sentence. I hung up the phone and took an hour and a half nap. It helped, but it just wasn’t enough. I ended up going to work with the worst migraine on the face of the planet. I got sent home early. I was crabby and crying it was so intense. I have honestly never experienced anything like that ever. I will never take that medication again.
So the doctor put me on tramadol. Yay! Another medication! He told me it was a pain killer, but non-dependent, non-narcotic and it was low-grade. I haven’t tried it yet because he told me to do it on a weekend first to see how I react to the medication because it can cause drowsiness. So I will report back with that one.
The other thing we talked about was my weight. Now I am by no means a small woman. I am not extremely over weight, but I’m not skinny either. The photo for my profile picture is several years old. So we talked about what needs to change. I have been working on loosing weight, but with my schedule as it is at the moment, its hard to schedule it in. So he suggested a weight loss program. His office offers a program, but financially it was just too far out of reach.
So we talked about some other alternatives. He suggested Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. I know what you are thinking. That’s a lot of work and time that I just don’t have the time to devote to it. I thought the same thing. But then I realized that a program is just what I needed to keep me on track. Doctor wants me to loose 50 pounds in 6 months. Doable right? I think so. That is just u over 8 lbs a month. Not to bad. So I joined. It’s not really in my budget, but I figured if I followed what the program offered and but out most of the fast food, I would be able to afford it. $20 a month isn’t all that bad anyway, considering i spend $10 a month on the ipsy bag.
My first weigh in was this morning. I am down two lbs since starting. I am pretty excited about that!
I really like Weight Watchers. I still get to eat what I want to. I am not really hungry either. I can snack on fruit and veggies all day because they don’t have a point value. Water is always within reach anyway. I have stopped eating out of a bag from a fast food joint. Breakfast now consists of coffee, a smoothie and a protein shake. Lunch? Yesterday my brother and I made blt sandwiches! Seriously! They were really good and filling. I made my dinner right after we finished lunch and took it to work to eat. It was amazing. Penne pasta with spinach and tomatoes. It was really good. Everyone at work wanted some!
Do I have decided to continue on with Fitness Fridays as a weight loss journey, diary and a way to on track. Friday’s are my weigh in days so I thought it appropriate to just update you on it then.
This program is easy to follow. You are given a certain number of points each day and you have to use them all. You are also given a certain number of extra points to splurge. You can eat what you want, as long as it’s in moderation. If you run out of points before the day is up you can trade your activity points for food points, as long as you stay active that is.
The dietary part of this is just one part of my struggle, but its the biggest part of my struggle. Because my schedule is so crazy, I have gotten into the habit of eating on the go, so it was just easier to go to the drive through and eat on the run. I have to stop that. But I also have to find a way to eat healthy while on the go.
So if you have any suggestions for me please feel free to leave them below! Thank you for coming with me on my journey! I need all the support I can get!