Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sometimes you just have those days where it is a day!
I am FINALLY feeling better and having TONS of energy after being sick all month! I am thinking Prednisone is winning the battle against my hives and my sinus infection. YES!!! This may mean I can start to work out again... I know, I know... take it easy.
I am keeping steady (so far) at 171ish even on Prednisone. Keeping my fingers crossed for the next 8 days... that I won't gain too much weight as you tend to do this with medicine from increased appetite and water retention.
Today a YMCA member and I started to chat at work and I mentioned my weight loss. He looked me up and down... like trying to picture it! I love it when people do that! And, I love it even more when they are trying to discretly look me up and down. In addition to that, he told me that he would have put me at 130. I wish! Hehe!
In a few days, it will be March. No big surprise there, right?! So, I thought I would turn the calendar to the next month than it fell down. Well, anyways, I write my weight every week on the calendar and I started looking back to the very beginning of it. My calendar starts in July. I weighed 201. Hello, that's 30 pounds! Every week I aim for ONE pound a week. Apparently, it has paid off! So, if you are reading this and you feel disappointed that you loss only ONE pound this week, don't... it adds up and before you know it, you will have loss a chunk of weight!
Yesterday, a friend of mine that help start my journey called me to see if I would have the time to help someone that was where I was. I will make time! Seriously, I can pay it forward and it will be good practice for me. More and more, I feel I have the skills to be a personal trainer.
So, after a month of alot of I am ready to say to February and March with open arms!
In fact, I didn't even get a chance to even work on my Febraury goals. For March, I hope to just work out consistent, start 1/2 Marathon training and complete a monthly Couch Potato Triathlon.
Friday, February 25, 2011
In the last few blogs, I have been really whiney about being sick. for all the supportive comments. I truly appreciate them. Here is a quick overview of it all and what is going on with it now.
First, I got a head cold which turned into a chest cold with a nasty cough. I was prescribed a Z-pak antibiotic. After that ran its course in my body for about two weeks, I got sick with a low grade temperature. They put me on amoxicillian in which a week later I got a yeast infection. They put me on something for that. At the same time, we decided to try out antidepressant (prozac). Two days later, I broke out in hives.
Okay, that is my last month.
Now.. they prescribed prednisone and benadryl/claratin. In 9 days, I hope to get rid of these hives and sinus infection. Unfortunately, this means I might gain weight.
Honestly, I REALLY just want to stay in the 170s. But, the thing is.. even if I don't, it is not the end of the world. Whatever I gain, I WILL lose again! This is a journey, not a race. I WILL conquer this!
While being sick for the last month, I haven't had alot of energy so I haven't been working out. So, yes, this means, I haven't been training for the HM.. but rather trying to take care of ME. I was eating fine until this week came along. I have had Applebee's Buffalo Wings and Lava Cake than yesterday I had ice cream twice!
So, I am going to use these next two weeks while I am on medication to re-focus by...
-taking a vacation from the scale.
-working out consistently
I know I can do it. It is only 9 days! It is ironic though... because the same day I am prescribed prednisone, the featured blog is "How I Cope When Pain Relief Leads to Weight Gain" which talked about prednisone. Talk about timing! Thanks Sparkpeople!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sometimes ice cream just makes you feel better.
Today is one of those days. I went to bed last night after taking benadryl for hives and woke up with them being worse. They are all over my body.
This was last night. I am not sure if you can see it.
Anywho.. I did not study for my quiz and still got a 76%, C range. That is pretty darn good considering I missed more than a week of lecture and didn't study for the test.
Than, I went to a different professor before I had to be in his class and was like I have hives, can I go home? He is like, "Yes, yes. Go home." I didn't want to go home.. and the cool air felt good.
So, I went and got ice cream. It feel SOOOO good on my lymphs as it hurts to swallow. Now, I wait until 3:00, for my doctor's appointment.
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