Kiss The Fiddler

Ramblings, moments of humor, random thoughts, experiences, insights, simple wisdom, and whatever else I feel like sharing.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Turning the Train Around

I'm finally losing weight! I don't mean an agonizing ounce at a time over the period of weeks. I'm down to 206! I'm so proud! I started at 225. My goal is 175. I'm nearly halfway there! I'm so excited I could cry.

I've been working out. I don't mean just walking around the block. I mean working until I'm pouring sweat and keeping working for at least 30 minutes. Kara and I have been hiking a lot. I've been trying to do all my local errands on foot. I've been riding our stationary bike.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spit Update!

I went to see my spit doctor today. Learned several things.

1. My estradiol (estrogen) levels are anything but normal. They're high overall. That is to say that they're high during the parts of my cycle during which they're supposed to be low. And they're low during the part of my cycle during which they should be high. Overall, though, they are high. This could be one of the causes of the migraines I experience.

2. My progesterone levels are LOW, as in almost non-existent.

3. My stress-hormone levels are high-normal.

4. I forgot what else she told me about other hormone levels.

Put all that together: I am peri-menopausal (no surprise to me). I am insulin resistant (also no surprise). I am obese (duh).

My awesome spit doctor things that she can help me with all of this. She put me on progesterone cream, some disgusting powder called medi clear, and metformin.

There's another concern as well that I don't think is quite appropriate for the blogosphere. She's very understanding though and willing to help me.

Let me just say that I LOVE my spit doctor!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I'm lonely for my blog. I miss it. I miss having time to think of what to write. It's not that I have nothing to say. I do. I just don't have time to write it down.

Recently: Luken had a blast hunting for Easter eggs with cousin Mac.

First day of swim lessons today. Completely wore Luken out. He had a blast.

I've been working hard at working out. It's starting to feel like a habit. Next: diet.

I see my hormone doc on Thursday. I'm totally curious as to what she's going to say.

Wanted to say that the migraines are less but I have a doozie right now and I'm not so sure.

It's totally fun watching Luken grow and learn new things every day.


Friday, April 2, 2010


So, I've been working hard to clean up my home. Today, I used my 100th white kitchen trash bag. Yup, 1oo bags since I started the massive de-clutter. How long have I been at this? 3 weeks? 100 bags feels like a lot. I've taken loads to donation centers. I've given tons to other people. And, I've filled and filled and filled my trash company issued bin weekly in addition to using empty space in friends' and neighbors' bins.

100 bags of crap that usta be in my house that is no longer in my house. And I can hardly see a difference. WTF?

I'm proud and overwhelmed at the same time.