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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stressed and Reassessed Goals

It's been a stressful couple of days. Just seemed like a lot of little hassles and stresses that mixed altogether - has caused me to feel much more stressed than usual. I have had medical test run the last two days- and have ended up with a bad headache by the afternoon. I am not sure if it is normal to have a head ache after an MRI or not. I know that my morning - and trying to get to the place that I was going to have my mammogram- was stressful- detours- a much too narrow road- and me hitting a curb at one point, running late, having to park in a parking garage - which has way too narrow of parking spots - and with a couple of people driving in front of my looking for spots- made the drive all the way up to the 6th floor(where I finally found a spot to park) a real slow go, and the phone call on my way home - that said that they had an emergency message for me - press one I was in my car and unable to do that - but when I noticed that the number was a local number from the town I am from - I called it back - it was the police department- that scared me I am thinking ok what emergency message do you have for me(ended up being just a warning about bad weather) plus all sorts of other stressors- have me dealing with yet another bad headache this afternoon.

When I posted something about having an MRI - my step mom asked if I was having an MRI for headaches- I said no - why? She said well if you don't have the right amount of estrogen- you can have headaches- well I can't take estrogen at all- because of the cancer. So now I am SO hoping that my headaches are due to the stress of the last couple of days and not estrogen related because there is no hope for me to have the right levels of estrogen.

I am hoping to maybe hear something about the results from my tests this week.

Oh  I am a little disappointed - last week - a new station posted about gas prices going under $3.00 a gallon- and then my cousin from Oklahoma - said it had been down for the last few days. Well we never saw it; in fact, gas prices here have gone up. Never saw it under 3.00...actually 3.06 is the lowest I saw it and it has gone up since then.

Oh and we are still having very warm weather here- like today - 93 degrees - that is what it was at my house. I saw on my thermometer in my car it at 95. It is October- it really is about time to cool off.

One more thing - I have decided to set a smaller goal - at least to start off - my original goal of how much weight I want to lose will still be in place - God willing I will get there one day. But I needed to set a smaller goal - so that I can accomplish goals along the way. So by this time next year (or before) I will have liked to have lost 30 pounds. So I have a plan. And I feel like it is very doable. I am praying that God will help me break through the barrier - the brick wall that has been in place for a long time. A brick wall that has prevented me from losing to where I will be if I lose the 67 pounds. And I know it will take His power and strength for me to reach any of my goals. I just need to be willing to allow Him to do the work in me that is needed.

Well I just wanted to check in and let you all know what was going on. I have just been busy. Glad to have that stuff behind me- now waiting on answers. I hope you all are doing well. :o)

8 comments:

  1. I would have head aches as well if. I had all the tests, driving, parking and other things that you have been having! Praying for you my friend! Hold tight!

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    1. Thanks for the prayers~ Susan!
      Hope you are having a good week end! Lisa :O)

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  2. You're in my prayers! I can't believe it is still so hot there. I have the heating on as I write this because it is freezing here. I wish I could send some of this cold, wet weather to you.

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    1. We have been lucky in that at least the night temps are getting lower- and the day temps are not as high- but looks like we will be up to the upper 80's - 90's today. Wish we could switch out weather ever so often too! Lisa :O)

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  3. Headaches can definitely come from stress, and from many things other than estrogen. I sure would have been stressed by the driving and parking you described! You're so wise to set small goals along the way to weight loss. That helps make things seem much more attainable, and you can celebrate each milestone along the way!

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    1. Heidi - I love your idea of celebrating each milestone!! I will certainly be doing that- maybe even every 10 pounds or so!
      Have a great day! Lisa :O)

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  4. Every single time I have a stress day, I end up with a headache. I think it's a definitely a side effect. I am praying for your test results to all be good and for you to have a very peaceful weekend. Xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much- hasn't been that peaceful but that is fine - I have made it through! Hope you are having a good week end! Lisa :O)

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