Thursday, July 12, 2012
well I was sick for about a month, first with a cold, then maybe a day of dehydration, then some nasty stomach bug.
I actually went to the hospital a couple times cus drinking water made me nauseous. I am improving now, not nauseous anymore. but because I was off food for over 2 weeks my stomach has shrunk quite a bit. I'm not eating enough and I definitely lost a lot of my strength over that time.
I'm slowly easing back into food, I can handle most things in small amounts though I haven't tried dairy yet.
My lunch today was a peanut butter sandwich, I had 3 bites and I felt uncomfortably full lol. its almost 1/4 of the sandwich which is almost but not quite half a slice of bread plus the peanut butter. I'm taking it really slow. once 3 bites doesn't make me uncomfortably full anymore ill try 4 bites lol.
I have lost a total of 44 lbs while being sick, I met and passed my first goal of 375 over that time. I'm eating less than 1000 calories a day, sometimes less than 500. its an improvement though. I imagine its going to take a while, like 2-3 weeks minimum to get back to normal.
I have set my next goal at 350, currently 372, and now that I'm eating small amounts I'm not losing quite so fast lol. This isn't the way I wanted to do it but I'm pretty sure I couldn't gain back all the weight I lost even I were able to eat normally right now lol.
The doctor wants to run another test though in case there's something with my stomach like an ulcer or something maybe lol. I have already had xrays, an ultrasound and a ct scan. he wants an upper GI series, I just hope I can drink enough of the contrast liquid as I can't drink lots at one time either.
I am slowly getting back to work, I've been here 3 hours today and I'm hoping for 5 though I'm getting tired so I may only do 4 or 4.5. and I can tell from 2 weeks in bed that I have lost a lot of strength, I feel it mostly in my core, my abs and back get sore from sitting for too long. and too long isnt long enough lol. the only thing that doesnt hurt is lying down which wont help me get the strength back lol. when I'm at home I tend to sit up on the couch and when I get tired I lie down for a bit but I can't do that at work. I know as I eat more too I'll get more energy.
I know I'm not getting enough nutrients too since I'm eating so little, so I picked up some gummy vitamins ^_^ for adults. I know they're not the best quality vitamins lol, but they do taste good and theyre better than nothing.
I'm just hoping it doesn't take too long before I can do a whole day at work as I've already missed over 2 weeks.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Well I ended up missing my first appt with the personal trainer because I was sick. I'm going tonight even though I'm not completely better yet. We're just doing goal setting anyway so no exercising, I think I'm up for that now.
I always have a problem when I'm sick. I drink on average 12-14 glasses of water every day, but when I'm sick it's always a struggle to get the recommended 8. Yesterday I came back to work and I'm still not feeling the greatest of course but I was ok. I didn't eat much or drink much though, and then last night I got sick because I didn't drink enough water.
It really wasn't pleasant. I'm doing much better today though, I just started sipping water really slowly last night. I'm actually eating some oatmeal today too. I'm being very cautious mind you eating only a few bites every 15-20 mins. I can't miss any more work I already missed 2 days.
This is the first time I have ever been sick due to dehydration, at least this badly. I usually get a headache when I don't drink enough water way before I get sick lol. But this time the combination of the heat and my cold was just too much.
I've already got 3 cups of water in me today and its only just noon, so I should be able to at least get the 8 today.
Tonight I'm seeing the trainer to set all my goals and then I will be waiting until next week, maybe monday, to start actual training. I just want to make sure I'm completely better so I can really put the effort into it.
I also think I'm going to tell the trainer I don't want to be weighed. I weigh myself at home every week or 2 and thats enough. I would rather he focus on just doing his job, while I focus more on feeling better and living healthier, and less on losing weight. I think the numbers always scare me lol. So I will be putting much less emphasis on them. he can weigh me today for the first time and then maybe once a month but not every week.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
well I try not to have expectations that are too high anyway. If I lose 1/4 pound I'm happy. This week won't be great though.
I'm sick with a cold right now, super sore throat and cough. Not really much else for now but I am sucking down the soup and hot chocolate like there's no tomorrow. I will also be consuming a fair amount of ice cream as no amount of advil is really helping my throat.
I will be trying to increase my water intake to help with all the sodium I'm getting in the soup.
Even if I gain I won't care over the next couple weeks because my priority is feeling better. After that I'll work on losing anything I may have gained.
Oh and I won't be starting to work out with my new trainer for a week or 2 until I feel better. My first session last night was ok, I was just starting to get the sore throat but all we did was goal setting anyway. I'll post my goals in a blog later on.
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