Sunday, February 22, 2009

Yikes! It Has Been Awhile!

It's been an emotional few weeks of life. Without getting into details, I have just been stressed out to the max and my body is feeling it. I have been so stressed it leaves me with no appetite or the exact opposite: I'll eat a donut...mindlessly....and, then have another one later in the day when I realize I skipped lunch. Nothing terribly earth shattering....some hurtful things happening with family members. Some school issues with a harsh middle school teacher. Girl drama. Sick children. Facebook deactivation.

Let's just say I've been fighting off a "victim" mentality.

I also have been struggling with horrible headaches, even before the major stresses rolled around. One right after the other. I finally promised The Husband I'd go to the doctor (and, he's going today for these horrible nose bleeds he has been having). I was given a script for migraine medication and told I need to cut back on the caffeine. I admitted to 3-5 cups per day, but honestly, it is more like 7 or 8 per day. Coffee, tea and Diet Coke. So, I figured if she thought I should cut back from 3-5, I REALLY better cut back from 7-8!

And, I have not been exercising during all of this. It is a miracle I managed to get in the shower most days. Exercise was last on my list. That hasn't really helped because I know exercise is a major stress buster. I just talked myself out of it most days because migraines and stress leave me worn out and tired. It's easier to sit on the couch and read. Or, sleep.

Since it had been nearly a month since "Big Mama" checked in on Wii Fit I'm sure I could be down much more than 2.2 pounds, but I'm trying to remain positive. At least I lost weight over the last month, rather then gained it!


Natalie said...

My word, lady. It sounds like you need to check into a spa for about a month and unwind.

Just pick one thing you want to work on and concentrate on that. Don't get overwhelmed with trying to exercise and eat better and give up caffeine, etc. Just work on, say, reducing your caffeine intake by a cup a day until you are down to where you want to be. And, don't forget to increase the amount of water you are drinking at the same time or you'll find yourself hurtin' in a big, bad way.

And what's up with everyone getting off Facebook? Am I missing something?

@pril G said...

Hey Friend. I love you, I respect you, and I admire you. I think you are a smart cookie & a beautiful person. Let's meet up for an emergency lunch, ok? I need to squeeze you.

TCC said...

I understand what you are saying. There seems to be a lot of stuff going on. Be encouraged - you are doing what you need to and Nat is right. Choose one thing. Caffeine decrease would probably be a good choice. Praying for you!

Classic MaMa said...

You are wonderful and I love you. You are a fantastic Mom, a dynamite sister in the Lord and just an over-all awesome lady. Why wouldn't the enemy want to attack you? It's not just that you, all by yourself, are a powerful woman of God, but you have in your home three mighty women as well. Know where the attack comes from, my dear: it's because of your awesomeness. I'll say it again: I love you.

Husband said...

Melissa I LOVE YOU so very much. You are a great wife, mommy and friend. Also your playlist rocks!