Week one of "Lisa being 40".
What is that you ask? I turned 40 this month. I am not feeling it. I will try to post a weekly blog and hopefully have good updates.
7 days ago was a normal Sunday, aside from me losing track of time and missing church. I realized 8 minutes before I needed to leave that my hair was still wet and I was nowhere near dressed. I cleaned house, did laundry, watched sports, typical Sunday stuff.
Right as it began to get dark, my heart started beating very fast. Like, I was dizzy and short of breath. 99.99% of people would have went to the hospital. But y'all know me, I just waited it out. It did end up slowing back to normal, with just a little pain near my collarbone.
I decided right then that I had to do something, I didn't want to live in fear. I made a grocery list of healthy meals, and all of hundred other times I said I was going to do this, this time I was dead serious. No pun intended.
I woke up the next morning for work, got my breakfast and lunch ready, and then I weighed.
Good Lord, when did that number happen?
For breakfast I had a slice of bread with a tbl of peanut butter, and for lunch a half a pack of tuna with 2 cubes of cheese. (Don't worry this lame 'lower your blood pressure' faze lasts 2 days). Dinner was raw broccoli, carrots, and Lil' Smokies.
Tuesday was a boiled egg (ew) for breakfast, 5 crackers and a cup of cottage cheese for lunch, dinner was 2 weenies (that I cooked in the microwave), same veggies, and I remember having another meat but dang if I can remember.
Wednesday though, this is where it all went down.
Had a banana for breakfast, a boiled egg and the meat and cheese from a Lunchable for lunch.
Dinner was baked catfish, roasted broccoli, and sauteed mushrooms. I remember eating some slim Jims, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and like a whole cup of cottage cheese. I also made a cheese, onion, and pepperoni dip but I only ate a few bites because the onion was way too much and it tainted the entire dish. I may or may not have drank a bottle of wine.
Now....every time I drink too much alcohol, I always wake up after being asleep 2 or 3 hours with my heart racing fast. 100% of the time. It always goes away within 30 minutes or so.
This was not going away, this was Sunday night all over again, along with pain from my collar bone to my elbow. It would come and go, and I knew I needed something to be done. I wasn't afraid to go, but I did not want to ruin Thanksgiving for my family. If we went right then, they wouldn't have mashed potatoes, corn, or bread.
I wish I was joking.
When Scott woke up I didn't tell him I was hurting, he started to peel potatoes.
When he began to cook, I got dressed and told him what was going on, and we may miss dinner but we for sure were going to make sure it was all ready.
I never went to the doctor, and as stupid as it may sound, I just wanted to spend the day with my family.
We took photos. My mom legit said she wanted a photo before I died.
Thanksgiving was so tasty, and I knew I was dying, so I ate a little bit of everything, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, one tiny piece of sweet potato, one roll, and possibly the best green bean casserole in existence. Oh, and a slice of some kind of chocolate pie. I wanted seconds and possibly thirds, but I didn't, I just put small portions on my plate and kept trying to not die on my mom's couch.
Which she forbade, btw.
We drew names for Christmas, which is pointless, because we all buy for each other anyway....
I am looking at YOU, Rebecca.
Scott and I went home, and I just laid on the couch, afraid to move. Everything went back to normal, and so far today (Sunday), I haven't had any major issues. I swear if I thought I was having legit heart issues I would go. This is just something that I can't figure out. Today when I was cleaning out my car (for the first time in two years, no joke) it started beating super fast so I came in and sat down and it took about 10 minutes to return to normal. I take medicine for hypertension, and all of the suggested over the counter meds.
I am going to the doctor...one day.
A lady in the grocery store checkout line heard me talking to a friend and suggested that it may have something to do with anxiety.
Friday I worked 8-4, so I threw a couple of Lil' Smokies in the microwave for breakfast, and for lunch I ate the turkey and cheese out of a Lunchable.
I do that quite often. Dinner was deli ham, turkey, and roast beef (no bread) dipped in a little bit of horseradish sauce. I loaded up on some low carb/sodium meals for a couple of days.
Saturday I also worked 8-4, my wonderful husband said he was going to make breakfast for me before I went to work.
I had no breakfast. Lunch I had 3 slices of turkey and cheese with a couple of bites of cottage cheese. I usually have 15 minutes or so between students, but the second girl was like me and showed up 20 minutes early.
Dinner was ground beef with low sodium taco seasoning, and shrimp cooked in no-salt butter with Mrs. Dash no-salt Fiesta Lime seasoning.
Sunday I was off, so I got out of bed just in time to shower, dry my hair, and go to church.
I never eat breakfast on Sunday. After church I lunched at my favorite place, El Patio. I ordered Fajita Nachos Bravas. I didn't eat the chips. Y'all, the cheese was soaked into those chips and they were so soft. I wasn't so much worried about carbs, but I am still terrified to eat anything with salt. That may not be my issue at all, but for now I am not taking any chances.
When I got home I cleaned up a bit, did more laundry, and watched TV with Scott. Did I mention that I cleaned out my car? It confused all of my neighbors, they were all like WTH?
Dinner was a baked pork chop with Mrs Dash no salt Garlic Herb seasoning, and roasted asparagus with Hollandaise sauce.
Did I mention 6 days with no Diet Mtn. Dew?
So that is what is going on. Week one weight loss, 12 pounds. I know it's just water weight from no Diet Dew or the bag of pistachios I eat when I drink. Did I mention no alcohol either?
Reading, being a driving instructor, family, and having to smell my husband's farts= my life.
Here are a few pics from the past couple of weeks.