Thank you, sweet family and friends and virtual strangers, and online friends alike. Sorry to have worried you. I mentioned, in passing, that food isn't really doing a lot for me lately. And that I've given up most chocolate. You're perfectly wonderful, proactive, caring individuals to start calling and emailing me about eating disorders. Really! I appreciate it! Now please let me explain a little, be reassured, and then stop, 'kay?
I could hardly eat anything for awhile. My jaw hurt way too much. Plain m&ms were the first thing to go, followed by anything else crunchy, then anything solid. I CAN eat solid food now, and do - but I never went back to the m&ms. During that whole OW, MY JAW phase, it was the perfect time to evaluate what and how I was eating. I gave up all emotional/recreational eating. I had no idea I was such an emotional eater! Soooo not going back to that!
I think I'm more physically healthy than I have been in years and am working quite hard at continuing in that direction. Lots of exercise, and I'm back to the free weights. I just love a good barbell. To keep up with all that exerise, I try to eat enough. It isn't easy for some reason, but I'm hanging in there with protein bars and icky shakes and lots of grilled chicken.
I'm WORKING at eating - not wasting away, I promise. Drinking lots of water, giving up Diet Coke (why not? if M&Ms are gone, I can do anything), taking calcium, and doing a few other big things for my health that I can't tell you about for perfectly funny reasons. But I wish that I could, becuase Oh! the posts!
Workout Barbie is on my case about food, protein, weight and muscle mass at least twice a week. She has a scale and these awful pinch-y things that measure muscle mass and tickle the crap out of me, and she will nag me on your behalf whenever she thinks it is necessary - she already does.
So. I'm fiiiiine. Thank you so much. I usually think about how things I write here will be interpreted, and have gotten fairly good at guessing. I missed it this time, and I'm sorry.
And Jeff is nowhere to be found today. Yea!