Thursday, November 16th, 2017
6-8 hours of sleep 👍🏻
128+ oz Water 👍🏻
Meal Plan 👍🏻
10,000-15,000 Steps 👍🏻
Lay Out Clothes 👍🏻
Make Bed 👎🏻
Light Box 👎🏻
🙂 pretty great so far today
☁ 33F another nasty rain storm is coming
So, Thursday was a whole lot of–”fun and games.” I mentioned already that I woke up late because I couldn’t feel my Fitbit alarm, so that alone meant I couldn’t do my lightbox before leaving for school. I couldn’t go to the gym that morning, and I know myself well enough to know that it’s morning or bust for me. I haven’t been making the bed a lot lately because I’ve been ending up on the couch a lot because of the cat. Though, I will say as future Meg, that after two days of doing “micro” meals with Simone she seems to be behaving a lot better at night. I mean, not perfectly…but better. 3 AM better (trust me, I’ll take it for now). You can’t except the cat to understand that humans are monophasic or biphasic sleepers and that cat naps aren’t our style.
Anyway, Wednesday night I had been feeling a bit strange; which probably contributed to my oversleeping, and even had what I like to dub a “mini-faint” in the hallway. I call it that because everything does go black, ring-y and tunnel-y long enough for me to collapse or fall over, but it’s so sudden that it barely feels like I cut out. It’s typically only my periods that make me pass out and; well, that was two weeks ago. Most of the doctors I’ve talked to are pretty iffy on whether syncope is in the migraine wheelhouse, but I’ve had syncope with three migraines (usually a vestibular one) and I did have a prodrome and some vertigo when I woke up Thursday morning. Though, I again successfully aborted it with my medication before the aura and attack phases developed. Migraines mess with blood pressure, so–I’m not crazy for thinking there’s a connection, right?
Anyway, I started feeling better by the time I was at school but still took things easy. Just some gentle walking around campus.
App: CRON-O-Meter Gold
My late wake-up time also meant that my lunch couldn’t be packed. Wow! The one time I don’t pack it the night before. Figures! That said, I did alright. I threw some boiled eggs and an apple into my purse to get me started and then when I arrived on campus I stopped in at the cafe because I knew they had some reasonable selections and grabbed the almonds, the protein bar, and the green tea. Whenever I’m somewhere often, I like to make sure I’ve scoped out where the reasonable “oh shit, my life just fell apart; quick, what can I eat and not die?” foods are. I predict this may come in handy when I’m working at the hospital in a few weeks.
Since it’s our dead week now, I really did not feel like sitting on campus all day as I had no homework, so I took a Lyft home instead of waiting for my husband to bring the car. That way, I could also go home and enjoy what I would have packed. I was getting a bit burnt out on the chicken and barley stew so I scavenged the edamame I forgot we had. So, I don’t typically recommend four eggs in a day. But– Fight me, I had more eggs. Forgot to log it, but I topped it up with sambal. You know what? I think I just discovered a new amazing breakfast option for days I’m actually home in the morning.