Saturday, 21 July 2012

Holidays, Ketosis and Blessings

Back to the world of the non vacationing.  I was off for a little bit on holidays but am back now.  Summer is such a strange time of the year.  Everyone seems kind of disconnected with reality.  Either just back from vacation or preparing to leave on vacation or wishing they could go on vacation.  It's like a four month long vacuum. 

When I was away I didn't follow my diet very well.  I have found that I seem to be able to eat sugar more so than bread and pasta.  So I seem to be able to eat a handful of gummy bears and feel better than if I eat a cup of pasta.  So I am not sure if its all carbs I have trouble with or just wheat or all grains.  The problem is that when I seem to go off the wagon I will do ten different things and then am not sure what caused it.  Although to date I have only had one migraine and it was after I tried to have a drink.  Everything else I did that day I have done since and haven't had a headache so I know that is still a major trigger for me. 

And it's too bad really.  Some days I have a life I would love to drink away.  (I'm kidding. )

Last night I was out for a walk with my husband as the sun was setting.  There wasn't a breath of wind and it was beautiful out.  We just walked to the end of the lane way and back but the fact that we get to live here and live the life we live if fantastic.   I am so grateful for all I have in my life.  There aren't really words to explain it.  I just feel humbled and blessed all at the same time. 

Oprah said something to the effect that "If you focus on what you have more will come to you but if you focus on what you don't have, then you will never have enough."  I have so much, great friends, a great job, fantastic family and a house I love to call home. 

Thank you to everyone who reads.  I appreciate it.  It is really a great feeling knowing that someone read something you wrote.  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Low carbs and the high life

I am not a fun person.  I mean I am funny but not fun.  I don't particularly like to "do" stuff.  I like to visit with friends but I don't really like to play board games or go to the beach, or play know things that other people consider fun.  I may have mentioned this before. 

So here's what happened.  I had gone a whole month without a migraine.  I was feeling pretty good about myself and the new drugs and the diet.  We got invited out to the lake with some of our friends.  They have spots down at the lake.  We went down there.  We had supper down there and I had some garlic toast and some chips.  I have had both of these before and only had a tightening in my head so I thought it would be okay.  But here is where I went wrong.

I decided to try a drink.  I had a ceaser with vodka in it.  I have virgin cearsers all the time and do okay so I thought I would try one.  So on Saturday, no problems.  We stayed up until about midnight and then went to bed.  I slept pretty well. Got up in the morning and went boating.  Came back in had corn on the cob and a hot dog and another ceaser and went back on the boat.  I had to take two Advil before we went out on the boat.  I wasn't worried though.  I had minor headaches all month just not a migraine. 

It was sunny out.  I enjoyed it for the most part.  I hate to sound whiney but I'm just not an outdoorsy person.  I enjoy reading and now blogging.  Not really a tubing/boating type of gal.  However, I do really enjoy the people that I was with.  So that's the best part. 

We left about 4 and headed home.  By the time we got here, I had a headache.  A growing into a migraine type of headache.   I took one of my good pills before bed and hoped for the best.  Not to be.  I had a migraine until Tuesday in the night it finally broke.  It leaves another type of a headache that I call a brain bruise in it's wake.  So Wednesday I had that and then Thursday it settled into just a headache.  Finally, by Friday it was gone. 

I think its safe to assume I will not be taking a hot holiday anytime soon. 

So I am trying to be a little more strict with myself.  My eating is okay during the week but I have more trouble on the weekend.  I am reading a book called "Protein Power" that I am hoping will help. 

I will not try to have a drink again anytime soon.  I will also not try to sit outside again in the sun anytime soon.  I hope this upcoming month will keep me moving forward.  Thank you all for reading about this. 

I know many people struggle with the same thing I do.  It's good to know that I'm not in this alone. 
Thank you.