Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I finally got an appointment with a rhuematologist! I go Thursday morning... woo hoo! Hopefully the rheumatologist will be able to recommend a different medication which will help with the inflammation and get me off of the steroids.
Also, my mom was talking to a doctor up in AK and his sister dealt with something similar to what I am going through. It took 20 years but she finally went to a neurologist and found that the eye problem was linked to MS. I'm going to talk with my eye doctor tomorrow to see if he can get me in with a neurologist.
It would be nice to know the cause and not just treat the problem. Hopefully we will get to the bottom of this VERY soon.
On a lighter note, I have lost 5 pounds and 1 inch! I was actually able to button a pair of my pre-pregnancy jeans!! Now if I could just get into the rest of them. Oh well. I will keep up with my workouts. I have completed 23 days of the shred! I have been on level 3 for the last 3 workouts and it is INTENSE! I'm so glad I started the program.
Seven more days and I am going to do another round of the shred. I'm going to see how much I can accomplish before I move on to P90X.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Getting ready for our play date with Sandy and Sam
Friday, April 23, 2010
Blowing bubbles I caught a half smile.
I loved shopping the sale! I went a little overboard but I really did get some great deals. I've already been dressing Rowynn in all his new clothes. Poor guy goes through 2-4 outfits a day. What can I say... he's is my baby doll!
For those of you in the Tulsa area, there is a shrimp truck, Fabian Seafood, that comes into town every 2-3 weeks during the spring-fall. You can sign up on their website to get on their mailing list. It is THE BEST shrimp. They bring up fresh, gulf shrimp along with oysters, red snapper, crab meat and any other fresh seafood that is available.
This week they came into town and I bought some shrimp and crab meat. This was the dinner I made that night: Yummy!! I made crab cakes and pepper shrimp. Needless to say, neither of us walked away hungry.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Before starting the shred I had been using my elliptical machine and some of my other workout DVDs. I have done the shred for ~20 days (minus four since I've missed four days). In all the effort I have put forth I have gained 5lbs and lost almost zero inches. I have actually gained a little in some places.
Discouraged? I think so. I know that the prednisone plays a role in the weight gain but it is still hard to put forth SO much effort and see VERY LITTLE in the way of change. I guess I just have to focus on the muscle strength that I have gained over the past couple of weeks.
All I can say is GRRRR.... I'm frustrated!!!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
For the past few weeks Rowynn and I have had a weekly "date" to the zoo with a friend of mine and her 9 month old daughter (Rowynn's first girlfriend). It is so nice to know I have at least one day out of the house and with another adult! It doesn't hurt that I'm getting a little walking in either.
Speaking of walking/working out, I have been doing 30 Day Shred for 19 days (I can't count today because I haven't done it yet) and in the 19 days I have only missed 3 days. I'm pretty proud of myself. I am currently on level 2 and it continues to kick my butt every morning. I get done and I feel like I'm going to pass out or throw up. I'm wondering at what point it will get easier for me.
If I'm going to be honest, I have to admit that though I am working my butt off every morning I am having a REALLY hard time staying away from sugar. I have heard that this could be a result of the oral steroids. So, my working out may just be cancelling out the junk I'm eating. That may be why I'm not seeing much of the way of results. I can see more muscle definition in my legs and arms though. It is my core that is being difficult.
Unfortunately, my eye took a turn for the worse this week. I went in on Friday to find that my vision has gone back to 2500. That is the single, big E on the eye chart. In actuality, I couldn't even see the E. My doctor has upped my steroid to 60mg and is going to try to get me in to a Rheumatologist (specializes in inflammation) and I am going to call a retinologist on Monday. I think it is time for me to get a second opinion. I have been dealing with this issue for 2 months now and I really don't want to lose my sight in that eye.
Rowynn may be teething. He was super fussy this night and was only happy when he had something to suck/chew on. This is a toy Rusty bought him that vibrates when you move the wing. Rowynn seemed to like it!
After seeing a couple of friends put their babies (younger or same age as Rowynn) in their Bumbo seats, I decided to let Rowynn sit in his. It made it so nice because I was actually able to eat lunch without him getting fussy at me!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Not only did the lawn get mowed but Christmas lights came down, flowers got bought and planted and we had a major plumbing issue that completely revolved around floss!
This is my absolutely handsome son completely overdressed for the 80 degree weather. I'm still getting used to the whole dressing and not overdressing!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Yup... he's my big boy!
Poor guy had to have two shots today. He was so brave. He did cry after each one but he is doing good now. I'm just hoping he stays happy and fever free today.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
First, I had an eye appointment today and my vision is now 20/25!! In the last ten days it has gone from 20/60 to 20/25... IMPROVEMENT!! I'm super excited and ready to be done with the whole mess. Unfortunately, I have to stay on the oral steroids for probably another 3-4 weeks. I will be taking 20mg for the next two weeks plus the steroid eye drops, antibiotics and dilating eye drops.
Second, I LOVE my new workout! I am doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and it is GREAT! So far I have gone 8 days straight. I did level one for 7 days and went to level two today. Unfortunately, the oral steroids are making it hard for me to see much in the way of body change. My face is still fat and tummy has gotten bigger since starting the steroids. My doctor says that once I am off the steroids I should see a vast improvement in my results. So, I'm trying VERY hard not to get discouraged. I just really want to see results since I'm putting in so much hard work.
My bible reading is going well. I'm not getting in as many pages a day as I want but I am getting in as many as I can per day. I'm just happy that I'm sticking with it this time. I'm really enjoying learning the word of God.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday was a busy day as well. We started our morning with church and then headed to Sedan, KS to see family.
It was a fun filled, love filled, happy weekend. We are so blessed.