Sunday, October 30, 2011


So today I am craving the strangest thing -- homemade biscuits with cane syrup. Perhaps my Mississippi roots are showing through, or perhaps when I am tired I crave the simplest carbs imaginable.

Whatever the case may be, this is a post about craving. The thyroid medicine is working, though a bit less than it did at first. I am sorry to say that the initial weight loss not only reversed, but now I gained three more pounds on top of that. :( It's very disheartening but there's not much to be done about it. It could be because on this medicine, I am very hungry. And it's hard not to eat when I feel really, truly hungry. So I think I need to go back to counting calories on Livestrong, because "listening to my hunger" or whatevertheheck has just ended in me weighing more now than I did a month ago. Ugh.

I am behind in my work because of some unavoidable snafus with Norah's sitter last week, and a teacher planning day. I am finding, though, that my secret weapon is planning ahead and thinking on my feet. I didn't think ahead as well as I could have, but I am getting more in the habit and the next time something like this happens, I will be able to handle it better. Taking care of yourself and your schedule is really a full time job!

So, rather than going nuts and trying to figure everything out at once, here is the slow-playing plan:

This week, focus on finishing the grades for tomorrow, then call the doctor on Tues or Wed to see if I need to adjust meds, do a gentle workout just 2-3 times in the week, just to keep moving, and track what I eat online without really changing what I eat, to see what I'm really taking in. Then, next week, look at the food diaries and see what I can improve. After the Greek Food Festival next weekend, of course. No use in being a zealot...

Overall, a little bummed that I am feeling sluggish and bad again, but not totally hopeless about it. The middles of my days are still much better than they used to be. The evenings are difficult again, though.

Oh, and I'm supposed to bring 24 home baked cookies to school for Chris tomorrow.



  1. They actually specified that they have to be home-baked???

  2. Yes, they literally did. I confess that I just didn't do it. No store bought cookies, no apologies, just didn't do it.