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started a diet yesterday

May 2nd, 2013 at 07:50 pm

Well, a protein-heavy food plan designed to shed pounds. The 6-week plan calls for caffeine withdrawal. I limited myself to one cup before noon on Wednesday, and had headaches in the night and the next morning. I took 1/2 cup of coffee to get rid of the headache. I am not happy with my weight, nor with having to get bigger belts because using the belts I have result in raw red rims around the waist.

All the supplements and protein shakes are not good for the food budget, but so far the energy has been up, except for the headache, and the dysfunctional sleep patterns. I met with my doctor today to discuss this, after weeks of attempting to combat insomnia. Could by thyroid, could be depression, could be light, or a combination of the three. I tried valerian, both in alcohol and glycerin-base tinctures. Does not work with me.

What else: can't find my ring from Wednesday. Some s#!t keyed our car when we were in Lynnwood -- don't know why, we weren't in a handicap parking spot, we were within the white demarcation lines for the spot. Boy I wish I could understand people here: I would be happier and less inclined to avoid them. And the caffeine withdrawal headache: only an icepick behind the eye sensation, not the thick, bloodsoaked foamnoodles pulsating in the noggin, like I had the last time I went without caffeine.

This is not a good week. Except for listening to Foxygen and the Allah-las. And getting Office 2013 for $10: that was pretty cool.

I am not saving money. We had our ducts and dryer vent cleaned. I bought a duvet cover from Target to replace our old cotton ink-stained one. I felt like I was in a bed-and-breakfast (good). Then we'll fix the lawnmower, put new plants in front. But I don't care about saving money right now. Right now I need to experience the worthwhileness of life, as a respite from defeat, anxiety and lethargy.

We did get rid of some furniture, and the house has some regenerative energy. That may sound woo to you. I'm just happy that I have energy, little that it is.

Resolve to move is weakening, thanks to an anomalous circumstance where our market value, in get this, a 82 Walkscore neighborhood, in a city that had 10+% increase in market value over the 12 months, is dropping. I vowed I would not move unless our market value was over 65%. I have an accelerated mortgage, and that's probably the only factor slowing the deceleration.

5 Responses to “started a diet yesterday”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm looking into increasing my protein for weight loss, too. My parents swear by melatonin for sleep...it's over the counter, so easy to give a try.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I have a new bottle of 1 mg melatonin. I tried the 3 mg bottle, but a lot of the time I was groggy with brain fog. Another thing I will try is shutting off screen media 2 hrs before bedtime.

  3. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Grasp the worthwhileness of life - spend a few minutes counting your blessings.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    Aw, Paulette. Sounds like a pretty bad spell. A walk? Several walks? Hang in there.Cheering for you.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    Good luck with the diet. I have been doing pretty well even with some "cheats".
    I have kept drinking my coffee, but only black, which is fine I drink it that way 80% of the time anyhow.

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