Thursday, May 23, 2013
I have been sick, 3 times really really sick, since mid Feb. The last one was a super bad sinus/throat/ear/bronchial infection. The third round of antibiotics finally did the trick, and I can breathe a sigh of relief. My sense of smell has not returned fully yet. Thus food doesn't taste much of anything at all. I lost this in Feb. I am maintaining my weight, and since I am just now feeling like I can move around more, the weight will start to go down again I am sure. As I packed away my winter clothes, I had to realize what I actually needed to do was donate all my pants. The tops are loose, but in winter it isn't such a bad thing when you can layer up. I will need new clothes for the next cold season. It is quite exciting!
Sunday, May 05, 2013
I have been steady and secure with my number for awhile now, so happy to be in the 60s and not the 70s for a change. 263 on April 1. Finally 262 this morning's weigh in. I am glad I leveled out for a month, it made the change real and secure. I was ready to start a downward trend again though.
I got really sick again, this is #3 since mid-Feb. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow, it will be day nine and no sign of improvement. I do not want to be back on antibiotics for the third time, I just want to know what is wrong with me. The only change in my environment is a smoking neighbor, and the stink of it permeates the entire building. It is amazing how we all smell that stench, and she cannot smell it. I despise that stench.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
I am sick again.
The doctor was right, she thought the sinus infection wasn't cleared, and my face exploded in pain 3 days later. I am now on round 2 of antibiotics. It is working, I feel a big difference 4 days into it, so I hope this will be it. I want Spring weather to come. I babysat my granddaughter on Tuesday and we needed winter coats with hoods up, and we had snow squalls. Spring is overdue here in New England. There is hope, I saw crocuses up and blooming, and leaf buds showing up on the lilac bush, and just a few warmer sunny days and I think we got it! I want to show off the 25 pounds I lost since December when the coats went on.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Not as happy as I am though! Since my last visit with her I have lost 25 pounds on the dot. She is so proud of me, breaking through the 270s wall at last after over a year and a half. She said, 'I guess what they say about plateaus is right, when the body is ready, the weight will come off again' She said "do you know how rare it is for someone of your size to lose weight, hit a block, and quit, regain what they lost out of frustration and disappointment?" I told her that the biggest change was elimination of wheat and that my gut has never felt so good. She did not 'pooh-pooh' the idea, agreed that wheat sensitivity is a real issue that can only be diagnosed with the elimination process, and was so glad I found a way to feel better.
As far as my illness goes, she said it will take awhile longer to get back to my normal, but in 2 weeks, if not really better, she will look further into what is going on. I hope I get better more every day and avoid that 'look further' thing.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The day after my antibiotics stopped I physically crashed, and was beyond exhausted. I still am feeling it but can do more than one thing before needing a nap. I actually felt worse last week that I did the 3 prior. My body is just having a hard time recovering from the virus and the antibiotics. I see my doctor Wednesday and I am looking forward to getting her opinion. Also very happy to have lost so much weight since my last visit. She cannot say I lost too fast, it has been 4 months of my new way of eating and I lost 5 pounds a month. Seems like a perfect pace to me. I am loving the numbers I am seeing, I have not been this low in years. I am 30 pounds away from my goal of a hundred pound lost, and I might reach it this year, I might not, but I know some day I will!
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