Sunday, January 18, 2009

Personally Speaking

It has been another full weekend... somehow time gets away from me every weekend, and by the time I realize it - I'm going to bed on Sunday night wondering where the 2 days off went. Sadly, I don't have tomorrow off - like most everyone else I know...

The dizziness is continuing to go on... and I think that John is at his wits end with it at this point, so I'm going to call the doctor back in the morning. In talking with my Dad tonight, he thought that it might be possible that I'm suffering from Ménière's disease which is a condition of the inner ear. My Dad has this, and while it isn't necessarily considered genetic... who knows? I'll certainly put the information forward to my doctor.

It's more likely that it's some sort of side effect of the blood pressure medicine change, but I certainly hope that we can get it figured out soon.

In other news - I'm going to start moving toward more protein and sometime probably toward the end of the week, I'm going to go back to several days of protein shakes only. I'm thinking that I'll do a 5 day fast from chewable food, but we'll see how it goes. I'm just hoping to back off of the carbs and kick start some weight loss again.

Sometimes, or so I've heard, the best thing to do to get the scale moving again is shock the system.

I also dropped dinner off at a friend's house tonight, and her sister had a RNY a couple of years before me... and my friend was telling me that her sister has to work really hard at staying hydrated, which helps her feel better. She also has to avoid caffeine. The last thing that I find totally true and interesting is that her sister hits a wall around 9 PM and just runs out of energy... that is SO me! She said that her sister used to be able to stay up and scrapbook and stuff until 1 or 2 in the morning... but not anymore.

I will continue to try to bump up my hydration, and talk to the doctor to see what he has to say... and we'll go from there.