Good Morning all!
I have an update for you with my new lifestyle choice. I have been following my diet pretty well. I did snap one day and eat some Pringles and have an iced tea. It has been a very crazy couple of weeks. We have been running a couple people down for weeks now at work. Everyone is taking their holidays so it's been super busy.
I still haven't lost very much weight, only about 4 pounds. However I have lost about 4 inches as well. I can see it in my shape and feel it in the ways my cloths fit. So that is a definite plus.
Here is the biggest change. I have only had one start of a migraine in the last month. I took one of my Maxolt pills and it went away almost immediately and never came back. That was a refreshing change. I have only had a few low grade headaches this month as well. So here is where it gets weird.
I have always been a no fuss type of woman. I didn't get my nails done. I didn't get my eyebrows done. I always thought that I was okay the way I was. I never spent much money on clothes. I just went with the basics and felt pretty good. Or so I thought. But here is what seems to be happening. As I continue to feel better than I have in my whole life, I seem to be spending a lot more time and money on myself.
I feel so much better that it seems I now feel like doing more for myself. I have got my nails done and love the look of it. I got my eyebrows done and really like the look. Not so much the pain but the look. I have also gone shopping three times this month. And spent money each time. I also wore sandals to work one day. I have had these shoes for years and just decided to wear them. It went okay. Didn't gross me out too much. I even bought some very funky boots with a heel and wore them a few times.
So here is my idea of what the heck is happening to me.
I think that because my head doesn't hurt nine days out of ten it has left me feeling so much free-er. I feel lighter in general. My brain doesn't think about the pain so it is free to think of other things. I feel like I want to try things. I have even considered "doing" somethings. (If you follow this blog you know I have never been a big "doer") I have considered going to a free concert in the park in Regina. Considered it. This would have never crossed my mind three months ago.
Now I haven't actually "done" anything yet but I think I might. Just wearing sandals is a stretch. Maybe it is a sensation thing. Three months ago bare feet would make me gag. Literally, I am not kidding. Now, I wore sandals to work. It doesn't seem like a big thing but to me it seems amazing.
So my low carb-high protein diet is successful. I can make chips out of salami so I still get to eat chips and dip. I still slip up once in a while but that is okay. All in all I feel better and am beginning to see a better life in the horizon. And my life was pretty good before.
Here's to a pain free day! Cheers everyone!