I don’t like to talk about my health here, because it’s pretty good. I don’t have major issues that aren’t easily handled, which makes me feel bad for complaining. But I am going to anyway, and this is going to be TMI, so if you are uncomfortable scroll to the next paragraph please. For several years I have been getting violently ill once a month, right before my period. Fun version of PMS right? This wrecks havoc with my work attendance because if I can’t stop throwing up for more than 20 minutes at a time, I am really no good to them as a cashier. Plus, it’s embarrassing… try explaining that you are neither contagious nor pregnant to the customer in the next stall. Add to that, I am on antidepressants for, well, depression and I am constantly tired. Constantly. I had a gym membership that I could not work up the energy to use-ever. It was embarrassing. I felt fat and old, lazy and worthless. I am only 34, so it’s too early for all this!
I talked to the doctor and he is helping me take control. For the first issue, I am on a birth control that allows me one period every three months. We hope that will lessen the issues there. As far as energy goes, I am on a med short term for energy that has a side effect of appetite control (or vise versa depending on what you are looking for). This is only temporary to jump start a gym routine, and help me feel better and more confident so that I am able to make healthy changes to my lifestyle. I am slowly cutting back on sugars and trying to let go of carbs (that will be hardest). More fruit and veg. I allow myself one soda or energy drink a day- usually sugar free (I am cheating today with a Ginger Pepsi- they had it cold and it’s my favorite!). I am trying to drink a gallon of water every day- which is a big change as I have never actually went for water as a choice beverage. Portion control is going to be a big help. I refuse to “diet” or restrict myself from anything if I don’t have to- just eat less. Allow myself to create healthier choices. I am also using that gym member ship. Since Monday I have gone five times. I don’t do much yet- 2 mile cycle one day, some of the machines that I am comfortable with the next. But it’s more than I was doing and that feels so good. I hope you will allow me to talk about this journey from time to time.
I finished The Red Hunter, which I absolutely adored. The story was fantastic and I loved the characters with their flaws, insecurities, and strength.
After that I got de-railed from my TBR list again (I may not finish it this time…). I got The Little Prince by Antionne de Saint-Exupery, something I ought to have read years ago but never did. I picked it up at the library on Saturday. I loved it so much I bought a hardback copy from Amazon that ought to be coming in today. I will write a review later. I am thinking of starting to do a new post just for books I ought to have read years ago- not just kids books but books that have been out for a while that I either didn’t know about or did not make time for. What do you think?
X-men is having new arcs and I had to see what was going on there (be advised that I have only read a handful of these comics in twenty years, so there’s a lot I missed, like the x-men vs. inhumans story line). I still found them entertaining, and fairly easy to follow with some favorite characters. All of this made me very happy. I will probably try to keep up with both, but so far Blue is my favorite (the arcs are either Gold, with Jean Grey or Blue, with Kitty Pride). I doubt I will be reviewing these because I don’t see how I could without spoiling the whole of the comics.
Finally I have read Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. I loved this one, it was most likely one of my favorite of the classic fairy tales I have read. I will be reviewing this later (lunch and chores first).
So, that was me this week. What have you been up to?