Additionally, my electrolytes are crazy low and my Vitamin D levels are the opposite of good. Fortunately, she believes all of this can be corrected and once we get back the results from my Cortisol and DHEA test back, we should have a better idea of my adrenal health and what we can do to get it back on track. However, if this test comes back normal, I will likely punch a hole through a wall. The brick wall I keep hitting when it comes to getting a diagnosis. (Note: I will be seeing an endocrinologist on June 26th regardless of the results I get from this test.)
In the meantime, I have been put on an eating plan and told not to stress about the amount of calories I am taking in. And while, I have followed the plan almost perfectly (Dizzle's birthday cake aside), I still obsess. It's just part of my nature. Unfortunately, I haven't lost an ounce. But I haven't gained either, which I guess is something.
Schedule Overload - May has been a hectic month for us. Between J's travel for work (and leisure with Doodle), the girls' activities and my work with Tough Chik, there hasn't been a lot of downtime. This weekend is our last overscheduled weekend for quite some time and I am feeling anxious about getting everything done.
Tomorrow morning, I will be heading to Annapolis to run the Tough Chik booth at ZOOMA Annapolis on Friday and Saturday. J will be taking over at home, shuttling the girls to and from school and to play dates. On Saturday, he has to take Dilly to soccer and then prep the girls (i.e. hair and make-up) for their dance recital's dress rehearsal in the afternoon. I will most likely have to meet them all at the venue as soon as I get back.
|a preview of their costumes ...|
On Sunday, the girls have back to back shows to perform in and by some twist of fate, I have one child in the very first dance and one child in the very last dance. I am going to stay optimistic that everyone is going to love every second and that I won't have to deal with any meltdowns. I can dream, right?
Vacation - Last week, J and I booked a trip for all of us. We had toyed around with going to Australia next year, but when the price tag started to skyrocket, we started thinking of alternatives. We talked about visiting Europe (and I'm still hoping we can make it to France next summer), the Caribbean, and a few places scattered throughout the US.
When it came down to it, the only place we really considered at any length was Hawaii. The timing (and pricing) seemed right, so we jumped in and booked. 10 days on the island of Oahu in October, only four months and 20 days from now. Not that I'm counting ...