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Monday, March 18, 2013

Quick update – I need to hold myself to this Sparking initiative!

I’m trying to see the bright side of having so many “struggles” recently. I swear if I wasn’t living it, I’d think I was crazy.

Last week my BF got sick with a stomach bug and had to stay home from work. I came home and furiously Lysol’ed every doorknob, surface, and fabric. I went back to the ENT on Thursday and got an all clear on my ear infection (it is finally official!) and ended up speeding all the way home because I felt like I was going to be sick. Next thing you know, I lost 5 lbs. in 24 hours. Yeah, you figure out the logistics on that one.

I haven’t eaten much all weekend, and my pants feel looser today, but I don’t think this counts as real weight loss. Let me see how the rest of the week goes when I start incorporating real food and workouts back into the mix. But moral of the story – be careful what you wish for! I wanted to magically lose weight, and I got it – the HARD way!

I had a little “why am I not healthy?!” meltdown this weekend but it taught me something. I was frustrated because I couldn’t take pepto bismol for 4 hours after taking my thyroid medication. I had a realization – I haven’t been taking care of my thyroid AT ALL. I get up, take my meds, and go along my business like I’m not sick, like I’m in some sort of denial that I have a disease. I did some research this weekend and there are several schools of thought that encourage eating a certain way or say there are things I can be more mindful of when choosing foods and exercises. I looked up some thyroid-friendly recipes and exercises and I’m feeling better about the whole situation already. How could I have been ignoring such a big part of my health and fitness?!

Anyways – I am stealing an idea from a fellow sparker and listing a few things that are making me happy at the moment. It can be hard to focus on the positive but I am going to FORCE myself to do it!

- My neighbor got a new lab puppy that is so cute I thought it was fake. Like Hollywood dog level cuteness. How can you be upset when you get to see something so soft and cute?!
- I made eggplant parm for the first time this weekend. BOOM no pasta in an Italian dish, and it was yummy too!
- I don’t have an ear infection anymore – yay!
- I get to go to the beach this weekend for my old roommate’s bachelorette party. I LOVE the beach!

Happy Monday Sparkers, let’s get through another week the more-right-than-wrong-way!
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    I hope you feel 100% soon!

    OMG HAPPY LAB PUPPY! So many happies!

    Luck and love!
    2909 days ago
    Glad you are on the mend!! Have fun at the beach!!!
    2910 days ago
    Thanks for sharing, have a good week!
    2910 days ago
    Bummer on being sick. Glad you feel better.
    Learning to eat for hypothyroidism will only be a bonus moving forward.
    GOOD for YOU, for looking into caring for yourself.
    Continued SUCCESS!
    2910 days ago
    i know how it is to struggle with my health. emoticon for all the postives you wrote
    2910 days ago
    I have a few underlining health problems of my own that I am always in denial about. A real wake up call for me was when my boyfriend pointed one of them out. I was shocked because there really was a problem...but DUH I already knew that lol. But anyways, I hope you are feeling better!!
    2910 days ago
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