adrenaline on Thursday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
adrenaline on Thursday
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Thu, 05-29-2014 - 7:22am

So much to do, so little time!  Why is it that it seems like you need a vacation to take a vacation, and then you need a vacation to recover from a vacation?!  Yes, I need some cheese with the whine.  First world problems.

I am trying to "save" money by prepurchasing several items - underwater cameras (disposable), bug spray, handwarmers (bike ride), sunscreen, etc.  Jean, like you, I have a husband that will pay any amount for what he wants, and I am sure these types of items will be 10 X the cost that they are here.  This will be so much fun, but there are so many things to attend to, whereas the rest of my family just gets to "show up" and complain.  More whine with the cheese, I know.  One day, when THEY are the ones to plan everything, they will appreciate me more...I guess it's a right of passage in life.

Work today, "career night" at work, hair appointment.  I got my mani/pedi after work yesterday.  I guess it's another rest day...at least my knees are thankful for the break.  Jean, thanks for the reminder about activating my abs and upper back while driving.  My pain is much less!  I must drive 2 - 4 hours a day, and it really makes a difference!  Yesterday, I felt like a social worker.  My customers spent more time "venting" to me about life issues than I did selling.  I find it fascinating to hear from all walks of life about all of the life issues they have going on.  I feel more connected, as everyone has a load on their shoulders!  Unless you ask, you never know.  I still have not called my cousin about his short term demise.  DH thinks I should think about what I want to say, but I wanted to just call him out of the blue...I erred on the side of caution.  Perhaps I will wait until after vacation...or not.

Karla, as for sunscreen, it takes about 30 minutes to work.  Also, you may have to reapply it, as sweat will probably inactivate it.  GR, that totally sounds like an allergic reaction to a medicine.  Eegads...you are being put through the wringer!  {{{hugs}}}  SJ, I love cucumbers, lately, dipped in my homemade cilantro-mirin-ginger salad dressing.  :)  Jean, kudos on your parkour continuing education...your persistence amazes me!  And you have far more courage than I do...parkour is bada$$!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 7:35am

It's funny how similar our famileis are in some respects. That's exactly how my husband and I are--I have to plan ahead because it bugs me to spend that much more for lack of planning.  He's the one at Disney who asked the kids if they wanted something to drink, both said no but he picked up a couple of extra bottles of water, just in case.  Both went undrank (undrank?, undrunk? Both seem wrong).  I say call your cousin. If I were sick, I'd rather someone call and say the wrong thing and know the person cared than being ignored and now is always better than later because who knows what will happen later? Which reminds me I need to call my parents.  

I'm teaching my boot camp class, getting near the end of it going awayl have a couple of clients and then am helping out w/ a silks class w/ girl scouts silks class since they didn't have anyone else who is available during the day.  






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 10:50am

FSN, I too find it frustrating when people are willing to spend exorbitant amounts of money due to lack of planning.  However, I love planning vacation stuff although if you are totally responsible for planning, no one should be allowed to complain. 

I am still rather swollen.  I've been doing more research and the more I read about hypothyroid, the more it fits.  We have tickets/plans to meet friends for dinner tonight but I am considering not going.  I feel alright (all things considered) but my face looks just awful.  I still haven't gotten my labs back but I'm going to move forward in scheduling an appointment with an endocrinologist.  I listed out my symptoms and thare are so many that line up with hypo.  I've also been doing some reading that a lot of people are hypo even if the bloodwork shows normal.  

I've been off the possibly offending medication for two days and there's been no reduction in the swelling whatsoever.  The sucky thing is that that's the medication that will save me from surgery.  

No plans today other than resting and trying to schedule more doctor appointments.  

One of you asked me something yesterday that I was going to answer in today's journal but now I don't remember what it was.  Frown

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 12:32pm

SJ, I too love cucumbers (dipped in Ranch) but not so sure I'd like cucumber lasagna. ICK! lol 

Fresh, I always put my sunscreen on first when getting ready for a long run so it has time to activate. I was hoping to avoid having to take a bottle with me and reapplying but I guess I may not have a choice. The back of my neck and hands are already getting too dark and it's not even June yet. Oh, and we always pre-purchase stuff like disposable cameras, sunscreen, and any other thing we might need for vacation. It's much cheaper from home than it is on the beach and besides that-we won't have to go hunt it down somewhere. 

Gym, the swelling sounds terrible. How long will it take for you to find out if it is indeed your thyroid?

Jean, Do you make up your own boot camp workouts each week or do you have certain workouts you redo over and over?

Light weights and a short run for me today. It's going to rain so I'll probably wind up on the treadmill. 

Karla
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 1:55pm

I wonder if you might be having a drug-to-drug interaction (or drug-to-food) where one drug is building up in your body because the other drug is blocking the metabolic pathway?!  Just a thought. The grapefruit industry crashed when it was learned that there is a DDR when mixing a statin with grapefruit juice.  :O 

Re: the thyroid, please know that just because your numbers are in the "normal" range, it might not be normal for you, and you  may need to be on the upper limit (or lower limit) because each individual is a bit different...at least that is what I have heard from some doctors.  Not every doctor believes in that, but it makes sense to me.  :P

Good luck!

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 3:37pm

FSN, thanks for the words of advice.  I've been doing some reading and see there are a fair number of people who have thyroid issues although their TSH levels are considered normal.  I have this gut feeling that something is just not right and a thyroid issue would make som much sense.   

To that end, I did some research this morning and booked an appointment with an endocrinologist next week.   

I called the other doc and they said they aren't expecting the results until tomorrow or Monday.  

In the mean time, I'm going to do my best to suck it up and proceed with life as usual event though I just want to put a bag on my head.  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 8:34pm

GR, are you less swollen?  I'm hoping your body finds a way to fight it/clear it out.

Karla, I forgot about your questin on sunscreen. I'm bad about it but don't burn.  Nano sprays seem to be the lightest but it's such new technology that I'm kind of leery about it.  On the boot camp, I do something different every week which is challenging and I've been told way too much work. I do recycle moves but I usually have a "theme" like your power of 10 workout.  I'll have to post today's because I really liked it.  We did cardio pyramids and 1 1/2 rep lifting. Cardio pyramids are my own idea--exercise 1, super intense like burpees for 30 seconds, followed by exercise 2, semi intense like one leg front kicks w/ jumps for 1 min, followed by exercise 3, less intense like running around room and jumping over equipment for 2 mins; back to exercise 2 for 1 min, back to exercise 1 for 30 secs.  Take a break in between exercises, aim for less than half the time of the interval (eg, after ex 1, rest for less than 15 seconds).  Follow that w/ lifting 1 1/2 reps, eg w/ bicep curls, curl it up, bring it half way down, brign it back up and then all the way down. Tha'ts one "rep."  Do 10 reps, two sets.  THis was a new idea for the class and I really liked how hard it was.






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 05-29-2014 - 9:12pm
FSN, Jean, I struggle with carrying a bunch of stuff I might not need versus buying what I need when I get there. I try to be a minimalist packer...but I also am only dealing with my own spending habits. I dated someone one time who would go to any ATM to get money...as soon as he thought of it, even if we would be near his own bank soon...I always plan and go to my own bank...it was only a small amount of money, and he could afford it but I was always glad it wasn't my money...I do think that people who don't plan truly don't value it and may actually find being on a schedule difficult...so the planners (and I am one) need to realize that the non-planners are different, not wrong....GR, I hope you are on the trail of a solution. Karla, I break the rules and spend my summers in the quest for a perfect tan, so I have no sunscreen advise...but don't they sell it in little packets that you can wipe on? Those would be easy to carry. We had sunshine today, but it is still cold..I heard there was frost in the suburbs this morning. I went to the gym tonight, swam 60 laps, lifted for shoulders, tris, bis, then did abs. I like swimming so much more than running or stairs, but because it is easier for me, I don't think it is as good a workout.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 7:38am

The funny thing is I'm a minimalist packer and my husband packs everything!  But, I plan ahead on what we will definitely need (mosquito repellent in Costa Rica, check) and he seems to haphazardly throw stuff in.  The suitcase I share w/ my kids is smaller than my husband's for himself.

Swimming can be a good workout and it's easier on the joints. But, I find it far too easy to cruise because that's enjoyable.  It's similar to walking for me. If I have the option to take it easy, I do.  Are you still seeing your trainer?