Thursday, February 26, 2009

Uh-Oh! Thurs Feb 26th!!

Well I have slipped for almost 2 weeks on this blog now. That doesn't mean I've been completely slipping on my diet, though! I have been sticking to the main themes, but I will admit I have cheated a bit here and there. Sometimes grievously! But being that it is now Lent, I suppose I am feeling guilty enough to pick it up again. Not to mention, tonight was my last class of the quarter. Now to just get the exams graded by Monday, and I will be completely free of all that! So that means I will be having a lot more time to not only keep up with my food journal, but actually finish some of the special posts I want to do... and read books and things...

So today I ate:

Breakfast: a handful of blueberries, half a banana, and some leftover tuna noodle casserole (with whole wheat macaroni).

Lunch: Blue Planet Grill BLT with all natural bacon, spring greens, real mayo, organic tomato, on a whole wheat bun, with baked onion rings, and one or two small pieces of pineapple.

Dinner: a bowl of Ezekiel cereal with raisins, almonds, honey and whole milk.

Snack: Stretch Island Fruit Snacks - like fruit leather, 100% fruit, no added sugar, but I ate 5 of them <<>>

Analysis: no wonder I binged on sweets tonight! I barely ate any dinner! That was poor planning and a big lack of self control! I wasn't really very hungry at dinner, didn't have a lot of time, hubby and the little guy were eating leftovers and nothing looked appealing, so cereal it was.

I also have not been feeling very well since Tues evening - it seems I can't breathe! Its not like I feel like I am suffocating immediately, its more like just a lot of pressure in my chest so that I feel I need to take a very deep breath to get enough air, and even that is sometimes not quite enough to make me feel well-oxygenated. It is a rather disconcerting and distracting feeling. I had a cold a couple weeks ago but I was feeling better for quite a while from that before this started... Yesterday I went to the urgent care clinic and they found nothing wrong with me, and suggested it might be anxiety. First, I am not a typically anxious person - probably about the opposite. Second, though my life has been pretty demanding lately, one of the biggest things that has been stressing me out just got finished, so it doesn't really add up. Lastly, if it were a panic attack of sorts, would it really go on for over 2 days with no other symptoms other than shortness of breath? I am going to call my regular doctor tomorrow and see if they will write me a prescription for acupuncture (so insurance will cover)...if it really is stress, that should help a lot! I really hate not feeling right and not knowing what it is! Anyone out there have any better ideas?


  1. The friend I do daycare for just got diagnosed with brochitis with the same symptom. She's not coughing, just very short of breath.

  2. ((HUGS)) I don't know, but I hope your doc can figure it out!