Up-front admission: this is not a picture-heavy post! Apologies in advance.
In chronological order, for simplicity’s sake. Or, okay, for the sake of making my life easier. 😉
Woke up at 5.00 AM even though I couldn’t go to the gym. (Actually, I could have… but it seemed kind of dumb to drag myself an hour uptown to the gym, only to reverse the trip immediately after to go to the endocrinologist…) I attempted to go back to sleep, but that wasn’t happening, so I rolled out of bed a bit before 7.00 and did some crunches and leg lifts, twenty minutes on the recumbent bike, and called it a workout. Packed up mountains of food, went to the endocrinologist.
Can’t really say much about the appointment, because everything really depends on the blood test results. I just had that done today, so the results are pending. The part I was dreading — getting weighed? Yeah, I said I didn’t want to know, but I guess he didn’t hear me, because immediately following my statement, he announced the number. Thank you, kind sir. So, anyway, I asked him if the medication I am taking is available as a generic, considering the recent price increase in the name brand pills! It is, but it’s not exactly the same thing. If I were just starting the treatment, I probably wouldn’t care, but since I’m already taking the brand name and I know that it works for me, I’m wary of switching. I may just end up getting the brand name at a double dosage and cut the pills in half. Do you care about generic vs. name brand drugs?
And, since I’m already on the topic of drugs… I am now in possession of a prescription for Provera. I’m not quite sure that I want to fill it, though. It is a concern of mine that it can cause weight gain, because I don’t want to gain weight from a pill. He told me that there is just a very small percentage of people who experience that side effect, but I know that I am one of them — I’ve taken Provera before. I gained weight on it. Have I ever mentioned that I hate making decisions???
Off to the lab, where I got my blood drawn. (I have “beautiful veins.” Phlebotomists love me.) He wrote fasting, underlined twice… I can hardly wait to see his reaction when he realizes the discrepancy between my blood sugar in the last test (non-fasting) and this one. Ha. He can be sort of an absentminded professor about such things sometimes… he’s an old guy!
Then off to work. It was beautiful: I was only at work for three hours today, and one of those was my lunch break. I could get used to that type of schedule!
Romaine, fetus carrots, kidney beans, whole-grain rotini, broccoli. I have no idea why, but this was a fantastic salad. It is so weird how sometimes things just work. And a note on beans: these are from a can, but I am totally graduating to the dried variety. It just gets annoying to have to eat beans when I don’t particularly want to, just because I started a can a couple of days ago! Not to mention that it’s vastly more cost-effective to buy dried beans.
Spent a mind-numbing five hours in school. At some point between my classes, this was consumed:
Chocolate protein cake. Apparently, this is a lot better when eaten immediately… then again, maybe that’s because I microwaved it for far too long. Oh well!
I stayed at school later than I should have had to, because I was trying to explain something to my professor about the Assignment from Hell… basically, we are supposed to arrange it in two “formats,” but one of them just doesn’t make any sense for my topic. It took a while for him to grasp why that was the case, and then when he finally did, he said, “Oh, so then just do X.” Again: thank you, kind sir. Isn’t that what I said way at the start of this conversation?! But now I have to go re-structure the entire thing. Wheeee!
And then I finally came home. And I made a sandwich to take to work tomorrow. Remembering my Thursday lunch woes, I suppose this is pretty impressive. But I really am getting very very annoyed with myself for allowing fears to inhibit me… from doing stupid things like this. I guess it’s a good thing that I’m getting pissed. I don’t know…
Apparently, I’m not feeling very coherent. Sorry!!
There is a matching necklace, too… but I didn’t wear it today.
Seems like this week went by pretty quickly… funny how that happens! Time drags in the moment, but in retrospect it does the exact opposite. Either way — have a great Thursday.
“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.”