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13 Mar

Feeling really discouraged and disappointed about some stuff tonight.

There’s a huge junkyard fire down the road and the smoke is giving me a headache and makes it difficult for me to breathe. I probably shouldn’t have went out and about, but the child had therapy and we needed milk.

  • I’m grateful the fire seems to be getting under control this evening. The smoke and smell are clearing up. I’m grateful to get to the store today. We even have a little bit left on the card. I’m grateful to watch my child become more responsible. At times, anyway. He took the garbage this morning without me asking him to.

Night all. LOVES


Its all about changing perspective

10 Mar

I went to a Bariatric nutrition education class this afternoon. And it was interesting, informative, and surprising. 30 people in a room to learn how to eat better as we prepare for a major life change in our futures.

There were a few who were “why do we have to be here?” There were some who were “this is great, give us more information!” There were a few who were “we will NEVER get this figured out!” Most were a little bit of everything.

But there was this one guy who was fun to watch and listen to. He wanted to know why his A1c was so high when he’s eating healthy foods. Come to find out he’s eating 6-8 protein candy bars a day! Besides his regular meals. And he wanted to know if he could go back to eating like he was at 2 or 3 months after surgery or if it would take longer?

There was another person who didn’t feel like eating in the morning but was starving by bedtime.

Me? I learned I’m doing ok. I need to quit stressing about the things I’ve been stressed about in regards to my diet. I’ve lost another 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks. I’m eating most of the things I’m supposed to be eating and very few of the things I’m not. And I have a message in to the endocrinologist’s office about my stomach issues with my Bydureon. So far today, it hasn’t been too bad. Maybe it’s because I’ve been too busy to think about it this afternoon.

  • I’m grateful to get a different perspective of what I’m doing with my diet. I need to quit being so hard on myself. I’m grateful to be down another 5 pounds. I’m grateful to be shifting my worries from what I’m eating to how long I can put off buying new clothes. I really dislike shopping.

Night all. LOVES

Chicken and veggies

9 Mar

I made some chicken in my electric skillet tonight. I put some boneless, skinless thighs and some boneless, skinless breasts in a single layer. Seasoned with seasoned salt, pepper and dehydrated lemon powder. Turned it to 300 and left it alone for 15 minutes. Turned them over and left them alone for another 10 minutes. Now I have several days worth of chicken in the fridge for later.

I cut some Brussels sprouts in half and cooked them in the remaining chicken fat with a little water added. After 3 minutes, I added a package of frozen broccoli and carrots and let them all hang out for another 5 minutes. Dinner was delicious and I have lunch for tomorrow.

I’m going to a Bariatric clinic nutrition class tomorrow. I’m going to bring up that I haven’t been feeling well lately. Tonight when I was writing in my food diary, I figured out I’ve almost halved my calorie intake. Could I not be feeling well because I’m not eating enough? Definitely something to think about. I don’t want to lose the weight and be miserable while I do it.

  • I’m grateful to be inside while it’s storming tonight. I’m grateful to find a vegan protein powder that I really like. I’m hoping switching from dairy products might help my stomach. I’m grateful to Imperfect Produce delivery company. I have decided I really like Brussels sprouts.

Night all. LOVES

Hump day gratitude

8 Mar

Can’t think straight tonight. So it’s just another day of gratitude.

  • I’m really grateful to have a doctor’s appointment in Friday. Definitely bringing up my side effects of the medication I’m on. I’m grateful to talk to some of the neighbors tonight. It’s nice to know that they are thinking about me. I’m grateful my middle child was able to help with his little brother tonight. We made it to his appointment on time.

Night all. LOVES


5 Mar
  • Today I’m grateful to have made it to church this morning. I’m grateful the youngest made it home from his dad’s today. I’m grateful it’s almost bedtime. Still feeling yucky.

Night all. LOVES

I’m an example

26 Feb

Have you ever known someone to whine all the time because nobody ever comes to ask him to play? And then when they do, he tells them he doesn’t want to? I was really annoyed with my child about it today. Until I realized that I do the exact same thing.

I’m always feeling left out because nobody calls to do anything anymore. But when they do, I always beg off. It’s too far. It’s too late. It’s too expensive. It’s too much. No wonder the calls quit coming.

I have become such a homebody and it’s contagious. My child is following in my footsteps. I think it’s time to get us out of our comfort zone and get outside. Go meet people. Do things. Now to just figure out low cost, close in things to do. I think I need to do some research and get us both moving.

  • I’m grateful to make it to church today. It took everything I had to go. I’m grateful for insight. It shows me what I need to fix in myself. I’m grateful tomorrow is a new day and another chance to do something different.

Night all. LOVES

The day after

25 Feb

Its been a lazy day recovering from yesterday. Still feeling pretty rough. Everything hurts and it’s making me feel yucky.

  • I’m grateful I went to the store the other day. Frozen burritos for my child’s dinner. I’m grateful for Tylenol. I’m grateful to make it up and down the stairs today. Now to make it back up.

Night all. LOVES