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Bad Day Yesterday

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ugh. I do not know what got into me. I started off with a chocolate covered strawberry that dh got me for Valentine's Day and it went downhill from there. I just couldn't seem to stop. I feel miserable today, bloated and a little nauseous, kind of like having a hangover. It doesn't help that I am having yet another period.

I'm 53 and have been in perimenopause for 5 years. I keep hoping that each time it shows up, it will be for the last time. There have been several times when I skipped up to 4 months before I had one, but then they start again. After the first time that happened, I started going to the doctor to get my hormonal levels checked. That way, I was not quite so bitterly disappointed when the break turned out to be temporary, since I knew my levels weren't low enough to indicate menopause. I actually still feel resentful, though towards who, I can not really say. My sister is 57 and still gets them, albeit irregularly. I will just cry if I am still dealing with this nonsense 4 years from now! I have my age who have been done for years. I do envy them that!

Well, just one thing to do- climb back on the horse, right? At least I got some good exercise this weekend. On Saturday, I met a friend for a nice long walk on the beach and then up a hill back to her house. Then yesterday, I did manage to fit in a nice brisk walk through the Botanic Gardens in between my binges!

My son belongs to an international film club and they take dishes representative of the movies' culture for a potluck when they get together. Last night's theme was French. I made him a cassoulet to take; I'd never made one before. The recipe he chose had bacon, onion and butter beans, flavored with thyme and topped with bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and fresh tomato slices. We'll eat the leftovers (with a nice healthy salad) for dinner tonight.
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