My Food Journal

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Yep, it was the caffeine.

I had a Diet Coke first thing this morning, and no headaches all day. Go figure... I really suspected that yesterday's misery was due to a lack of caffeine, but this confirms it. So, do I go back to coffee? Try to taper off slowly? (I've tried that before and always wound up right back in my old habits.) Ignore caffeine for now and work on other areas? ::sigh::

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I've had a headache all day. All day. It's 6:50pm and I'm already counting the minutes until I can put the kids to bed and relax. I think a bubble bath is calling my name.

Now that I'm counting DD's carbs, I'm definitely more aware of my own eating. I've always liked Weight Watchers points and that's how I've lost weight before, but counting carbs is definitely easier... hopefully it will help with my weight, as well.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Crazy Month

It's been more than a month since I've blogged here, and what a crazy month. My five year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes (AKA:Juvenile Diabetes) and consequently hospitalized. She's fine now, just adjustting to life with a chronic disease. If you're not familiar with Type I versus Type II, Type I means that the person will be dependent on insulin for the rest of their life. Nothing she ate or did caused this- it just happens.

This change also means that my entire family now becomes carb counters. For my daughter's diet, we have to track every gram of carbs she eats. Obviously, this means that I'll have a pretty good idea of what the rest of us are eating, too.

So, I'm still here. Still making efforts to improve my own diet, made much easier by the need to carefully monitor my daughter's.

Positives and Negatives so far today:
- I couldn't resist the two leftover yeast rolls this morning and had them for breakfast. Yeast rolls and sourdough bread are almost irresistable to me!
+ We went to Target, where sometimes the kids and I get a fountain drink as a treat. I was happy to see that they have a "light" lemonade, which my daughter can have.
- I still got myself a large Mountain Dew. I really didn't need it, but I wanted it pretty badly!
+ We found that mini fruit roll-ups are a great low-carb treat (9 carbs each) for DD.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Positives and Negatives 8/9

+ I resisted fast food completely today.
- I had a huge helping of loaded mashed potatoes for supper tonight.
+ Went for a long walk with the kids in the park today.
+ No more bad reactions to the new medication today- I feel fine.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Still here.

Still here. Still working on a better me. Just haven't had a spare moment to blog.

My blood work finally came back. After umpteen calls to my doctor's office, they finally gave me the results. Negative for rheumatoid arthritis, triglycerides were high, something else was high, and my thyroid levels (?) were normal. The Dr. put me on a diabetic medicine for a while... in the back of my mind I knew it was quite possible that I've moved into full-blown diabetes, but I was still a little surprised. She's also sending me for a thyroid scan- I go once, take a capsule, go six hours later for some kind of scan, then go 24 hours after that for yet another scan. Sounds delightful, doesn't it? Ugh.

+ I went through a drive-thru for breakfast today, but I only ordered one breakfast burrito instead of my usual two.. and I skipped the greasy hash browns. Celebrate the small steps, right?
+ I'm on a new medication and I'm having more tests done. Hopefully soon I'll know why I've been feeling so crappy and what to do about it.
+ I see from my Feedjit below that this blog is picking up some traffic. If you're visiting and have your own diet blog, drop me a comment so I can come and check your blog out, too!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lazy day.

As is typical, the kids and I have just been bumming around the house today. We often do this on Saturdays- it's our day to relax.

I've been surfing around various diet blogs and trying to motivate myself. Thus far, nothing is really hitting me. I think I'm too focused on getting my bloodwork back and finding out what I'm dealing with... it's hard to push myself to do anything until then.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Still here. Still a work in progress. Just no time to blog these last few days.
One blog I read (not related to dieting) ends posts with positive and negative things that happened each day. I like that idea, and I'm going to adopt it here:

  • - Ate fast food for breakfast and lunch today and made no effort to pick healthier choices- I just didn't care today.
  • + Took the kids and myself for a walk last night around the neighborhood- we'd stopped those lately because I am always so tired and stiff. It was nice to go walking again.
  • + I also took some Aleve before bed last night and I woke up today for the first time in weeks without any pain or stiffness.... whoo hoo!