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doctor's visit today
I went to the doctor this morning just as a followup on the bronchitis and ear infection. Both are gone, but before I could even mention it, the NP mentioned that I look and sound a little miserable. Yeah, it's allergies. Yes, it's probably the damn cats. No, we're not getting rid of them. Yes, I'm crazy. I'm taking Allegra. No, I'm not using a nasal spray. No, really, I hate them. I really can't stand them. Yes, I KNOW they work really well, but they're gross. Her response? "Well, do you enjoy feeling like this?"

I love her. She's very practical. Suffice it to say, I grudgingly walked out of the office with a prescription.

In much more exciting, far less disgusting news, I seem to be losing weight. I was at the doctor's office in November or December, again on Jan 13, and again today. On the second visit, I had lost 4 pounds since my Nov/Dec. visit. At today's visit, I had lost another 3 pounds. In 12 days. Seven pounds may not sound like a lot. And considering how much I need to lose, that's not even a drop in the bucket. But I'm pretty pleased with myself. I finally decided that I was NOT going to diet, I was NOT going to make drastic changes. But I was going to gradually take some of the junkier foods out of my diet. I still eat potato chips, just not as often and not as many. I skip dessert most of the time. And I'm DESPERATELY TRYING to cut down on my Coke intake, but I refuse to just go cold turkey on that because I'll probably hurt someone in the process. Running after Julian is probably helping. I can't quite call it exercise, but I definitely burn calories. Anyway, I wasn't actively trying to lose weight, because, well, I'm too frustrated to do that right now. But I'm happy for the trend and glad that my little changes in lifestyle have helped a bit. Hopefully I'll be able to add more and more little changes over time and get myself into some decent shape.

Hah.

Current Mood: chipper chipper

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geekcave From: geekcave Date: January 25th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on the weight loss! I'd say congrats on the nasal spray but I don't want to get smacked next time I'm over...

:-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. And you're a smart man. ;)
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
when i was on weight watchers, i switched to diet coke. and now i cant go back.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
First of all, I can't stand Diet Coke.
Second of all, I can't have nutrasweet, so I can't have Diet Coke, even if I didn't hate it.

Sigh.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
why not nutrasweet? migraines?

what apain. i didnt' like it either. but now i'm a convert
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, migraines. Horrible, crippling, doubled over, throwing up, nasty migraines. Some of the worst migraines I get are triggered by nutrasweet.

So even if I did like it... I can't touch it.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow! i wonder why!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's a pretty common trigger. I'm definitely not the only one. My food triggers tend to be MSG, nutrasweet, chocolate, canteloupe, hard cheeses (dammit!), dry wines (double dammit!), and um, a long, long, long list of other stuff. Strawberries too, but I don't care, I'll eat them anyway.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
CANTELOUPE??? that's weird! i wonder why!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honey Dew too, but that's not quite as bad.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
huh, very strange.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, I knew I was missing a big one:

TURKEY. Turkey's no good for my head.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
turkey hurt my tum tum this year :( probably b/c i was pregnant. as usual
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cahwyguy From: cahwyguy Date: January 25th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nutrasweet be baaad stuff. We don't allow it in our house. Based on our studies, it is a neurotoxin that crosses the blood brain boundary. Take a look here for more info.
From: gittygiggles Date: January 25th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
i can't worry about it. if i worried about everything, i'd be a pretzel. i've got enough on my plate. but thank you for the attempt to educate me
From: lola100 Date: January 25th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Diet rite is made with splenda - no nutra sweet. I can't stand any diet soda but this is a little better. (My husband drinks it)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll drink Diet Rite if I'm desperate. But the truth is... It's not soda I'm addicted to. It's Coke. Specifically Coke. It's not the caffeine. It's the taste. I love coke. Especially McDonald's Coke. Their fountain ratio is just perfect. So, while I can no longer order french fries (which I also used to love at Mickey-Dees), I sure can get my coke fix every now and then. However, mostly, I just get it out of vending machines. Mmmmmm....coke....
From: lola100 Date: January 25th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow - you really got it bad.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
C2 has both nutrasweet and (I think) splenda in it.

And it's yucky.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
tee hee.

I could be wrong, you know.

But it's still yucky. :-P
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 25th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. While searching the web to see if, indeed C2 has nutrasweet (it does...it has nutrasweet, splenda, corn syrup, and some other sweetener), I found this description of a trio of coke products:

Coke: Sweet, sweet nectar of the gods
C2: Offish and weird but not bad
Diet Coke: Satan's bong water
From: have_inner_lady Date: January 26th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Now THAT's really nasty.

Not to ask the obvious question, but: If you're weaning yourself off of Coke, why on earth would you drink another soda as a replacement (even if fewer calories)?

Anyway, kudos on the weight loss!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 26th, 2005 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't. Some people think that I should. I love coke. I like the flavor of coke. It doesn't like me. Or, rather, it likes me so much that it never leaves my hips and thighs and butt and...
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