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Doctors & Haircuts & Weight Gain (Oh My)

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yes, I totally sang the title in my head like Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!

So let's see, I changed doctors, I did not at all care for the first 2 (long stories) and thought maybe 3rd times a charm. My biggest pet peeve is when I go in for my annual physical I want all my blood work tested. Is that such a crime?! Apparently it is. I tell them ESPECIALLY my A1C as my dad, uncle on dad's side, grandma on mom's side, uncle on mom's side are all diabetic. Not to mention I am obese, so yeah don't you think we should be checking things like that regularly?!

A couple of weeks ago I felt light headed a few times and I had extreme fatigue. I feel better, but I thought it was best to go to the doctor. I thought maybe since I've given up meat and have not been eating the best the last couple of months maybe there is some kind of deficiency. The doctor said she wasn't too worried if the light headedness wasn't on going, but she said why don't we check EVERYTHING just in case? My kind of girl. I was able to get that done and I will have results soon. At least if I know I am low on iron or something I can make modifications where need be, and if it was just a fluke thing at least I will know.

Now onto haircuts... this haircut was long overdue. Here's the thing, my hair grows fairly slowly. I avoid them like the plague because I know it takes a long time for it to grow back. The problem is while my hair was finally long again, the ends were fried and ratty. They looked like a cactus. I knew I had to chop it off, and I knew I wanted to cut the blonde off. It was at the bottom but it still went fairly high up so I knew it was going to be short.

The lady didn't want to cut it, she asked me 4 times if I was sure. I knew it had to be done. I am torn because I know my hair is healthier now and it feels better but I am a little sad. I also can not meet Luke Bryan like this.... granted I'm not meeting Luke Bryan unless I win a meet and greet and the chances of that are slim to none, but I need my hair to grow at least 2 inches first lOL!! ;)

Anyways it's just hair and it'll grow back EVENTUALLY.

It did remind me just how full my face is again and that doesn't make me happy. I am going to have another gain this week, and I won't even blame TOM even though he's here. It's stress, and stress eating which is never the answer and never okay. I am dealing with some things and Sparky might have something wrong with his liver, my mom is thinking it was a bad blood test because it took forever to fill with the blood but for now we are doing what the vet says and we will retest again soon. That is all I have to say for now. I'm not in the best place with food right now, but I can only hope I can turn it around!
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    I went through the same thing with my hair 2 years ago. Needed to get the blond cut out and go back to my natural hair color because it was straw-like and fried. Went to the hairdresser and at the time, ombre was in so she asked if I had colored my hair that way on purpose and I had to admit that I was just lazy and trying to get my highlights to grow out. But yay me for being inadvertently on trend. LOL.

    Anyway, after all of the color was gone, my hair looks and feels about a billion times more healthy. I'm sure it'll be that way for you as well. And I like the length. It's cute. :)
    1815 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3802882
    You new doctor sounds like a better match for you. Yay! I love your new haircut! It frames your face in a complementary way! So sorry about Sparky. Maybe the retest will be better. Sending prayers your way.
    1817 days ago
    Sounds like your new doctor is supportive and on top of things! Hopefully you will have it sorted out if it's a bigger issue! Your hair looks great! It is nerve wracking to get a haircut but usually feels good to get it done.
    1819 days ago
    I'm a Type 1 diabetic and sometimes have to convince my doctor to check my A1C when I want it done! Besides that, they can do that one in the office now!! Drive me crazy! Hoping this new doc is a good fit for you. I recently found 1 I like! I bet your haircut is fabulous! I'm thinking Luke doesn't care how short your hair is.... I mean, he will see your devotion in your eyes even clearer now! I will send ehealing vibes Sparky's way! Nothing more scary in my book! Emotional eating? No answers here. I've been engaging full throttle myself knowing how it just doesn't work! But, but, but.... It feels better at the time! Grrr!!! Here's to finding a better place with food! All of us!
    1819 days ago
    Finding the right doctor is so important. Hoping to hear a good report from you soon.

    Yeah, you know that eating doesn't make stress better. So do I, but when DD#1 texted me that she had been rear ended by an inattentive driver of a pickup truck who failed to notice that traffic had stopped (on a rural road with a 45 mph speed limit), I went looking for food. Fortunately all I could find was a small amount of dried fruit. I cannot have junk accessible in the house during times like that. My will power is not that strong.

    I hope the stress in your life eases up.
    1819 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12525212
    I am happy you found a good Doc, and I think your hair looks cute :) I hope everything with Sparky is ok emoticon
    1819 days ago
    I really like your haircut. Just saying.

    Congrats on the new doctor. Sounds like a winner. Hope that continues!
    1819 days ago
  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    I think you look cute, it's funny how we perceive ourselves is often so different from how others perceive us. Luke would love it too. Exercise if you can, get some walking in to help counteract the food trouble.
    1819 days ago
    Fried ends that looked like a cactus? Hilarious...and only you. Cheers to chopping off the less than lovely bits...healthy trumps long any day. Besides, it honestly looks super cute and FUN...and you still have pony tail hair, as in you can wear one.

    Awww young bud, stress is lurking 24/7...love it when it gives us a reprieve. Find ways that help you deal with it that empower you...the eating is just sucking the spirit out of you and squelching your fight! You can do this, you are so worth your best effort. Nothing would make Sparky happier than a happy, healthy momma!

    Hang tough, let me wrap you in an enormous hug...and tell you to get it girl. Find your fight, and embrace your lovely new locks! Luke would dig them...
    1820 days ago
    We ALL love your hair...I'll bet Luke Bryan would too!!! Sorry Sparky is a source of stress in your life...Wishing you Both GOOD MEDICAL TEST RESULTS!!!!
    1821 days ago
    You look great--I don't see any "fat face" at all! Hope the blood work gives you some info--I am also feeling extra tired so maybe it is just "in the air"!
    1821 days ago
    Your hair looks great! I understand though! I chopped mine for the summer and now I'm trying to grow it back out as fast as I can..my face looks too fat with short hair! LOL
    1821 days ago
    You are one very busy gal! Love your new haircut! Very pretty!
    1821 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    Love your hair cut................ sorry about Sparky................. just think positive emoticon
    1821 days ago
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    1821 days ago
    ohh hope sparky is ok! Your hair looks great!
    My hair grows super slooooow (the curly life)
    Hope all of your stressors ease and things get better. Take some "me" time if possible. That's what helps me! :)
    1821 days ago
    I like the haircut. Luke will like it too.
    1821 days ago
    Your hair looks cute. Good for you seeing that doctor and working on your health!
    1821 days ago
    stress is always very hard for me to deal with. It brings the unhealthy food to my mind and it is so very hard for me to get rid of the thoughts. I hope Sparky is indeed okay. and I hope your new Doc continues to be a winner. Bless you sweetie.

    1821 days ago
    I think you look great, and hopefully your stress levels go down!
    1821 days ago
    I like your haircut! I need to get a trim, I think.

    You can do more than only hope you can turn it around! You CAN turn it around!

    I'm sorry you're going through stress right now. It's tough when a pet might be sick. =( I hope your mom is right about the pup's test. Keep us updated.
    1821 days ago
    Your hair looks great - I think you'll like it once you get used to it being so short! Hope Sparky is ok and you get an answer soon so that stress is lifted. Hang in there, "this too shall pass."
    1821 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    Love the hair! It's a great cut for you. As regards the weight, I am learning I have to really WANT to lose weight to make the right choices for me every minute of every day: choices what to eat or not to eat, choices to exercise or not exercise.
    1821 days ago
    Hair is just the paint job on a great car- you are still you, no matter what hair is on your head. And this style is not bad, just different from what you are used to. It's still long enough to make the eye go vertical not horizontal, so it doesn't make your face look fuller. And yes, hair grows, so it isn't a permanent change.

    Sparky sounds like he has elevated liver enzymes or an enlarged liver. These things can be from ok and not ok causes. Try to not worry but do the follow up tests and/or medications the vet recommends as that is the only way to figure out what is causing the changes. I hope it is nothing serious!
    1821 days ago
    I hope this new doc works out for you. I absolutely hate changing docs, probably most people do. You're right to insist on the glucose checks, diabetes creeps up when your're not looking.

    Your hair is great length, you can pull it back if its hot or driving you nuts! emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Haircut looks great!! Don't stress on that!! Glad you like the new doc! It can be tough finding the right match... just went through that a few months ago myself. I found a doc I liked but her medical assistant messed up my care in a big way 3 times in a row. I found a new doc and will see her for the second time this week. You have to advocate for yourself!! Here's hoping you can use methods other than eating to deal with the rest of the stress, and that Sparky's test was an anomaly...
    1821 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    Well I really love the haircut! And I just read another member's blog and she quoted a movie line about worrying and stressing "will it help" Thought I'd mention it because I plan to use it when I stress!
    1821 days ago
    Sounds like you got a lot going on. Hopefully everything will work out in the end. Your hair cut looks good on you emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Cute haircut. Hope Sparky will be okay. Hang in there .
    1821 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Nice hair cut Steph emoticon emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Poor Sparky - hope he's better. My old lab tested positive for heart worms once - but the retest came back negative. My hair grows really fast - I like to keep it short. When the ends start curling out, I get them whacked off.
    1821 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Love your haircut! emoticon
    1821 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    GREAT emoticon Hair Cut!!
    1821 days ago
    I think your haircut looks emoticon Sorry to hear about Sparky though and how it's impacting your eating. I hope you can find better way to handle the stress. emoticon emoticon
    1821 days ago
  • WALNUTT1961
    Love the hair cut! You look so cute! So sorry hear about your fur baby not feeling well. Sending prayers for Sparky and you. I know it is very hard on us when our babies are sick.

    1821 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14034154

    I love the hair cut, it looks sassy and flirty, in a good way! Girl, that hair cut, has it going on! I'm so sorry about Sparky. I think it's harder on us when our fur babies, don't feel well, as they are not able to tell us what is wrong. I'm praying that Sparky is okay, and you and your mom too.


    - Nancy Jean -
    1821 days ago
    Your haircut is CUTE!! Need to get mine cut also. Maybe I'll go that short! emoticon
    Prayers for Sparky. Hope he's better soon.
    1821 days ago
    You look beautiful.
    1821 days ago
    I think your hair cut is cute! It'll grow!

    Oh my, Sparky is in my prayers. **SIGH** Poor baby.

    1821 days ago
    Luke Bryan will love you no matter what. Never fear. What's not to love? emoticon

    I understand eating feelings. I sure do. Hang in there. This is a distressing situation. You mentally know that eating your feelings doesn't change anything. But it's hard. We all know it's hard.

    Big hugs,
    1821 days ago
    Try getting on the more positive side of urself ..
    1821 days ago
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