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A Scale Victory!!!! I think

Thursday, April 03, 2008

This morning I weighed 227 lbs for the first time in 23 years!!! If I wasn't about to die, I would be excited. I have definitely done these last 4 lbs the hard way. OK, enough whining and on with my story.

I came home from Texas last week with a sore throat. I put it off, saying it was nothing, until Monday when I could barely crawl. I went to the doc and sure enough, it's the flu. Yes, I had my flu shot AND pneumonia vaccine in October. Yes, I waited too late for Tamiflu. Seems Texas is one of the states that is growing a strain of the flu not covered in this year's flu shot. Whoopee!!! Damn!

I sit here this morning, after being in a comatose state for 2 days, drinking my hot lemonade ( WHERE IS THAT BOURBON!!?), and every time I stand up my pajama bottoms fall down. Hmmmm, maybe I should go weigh? (You notice even when I'm practically dead I'm still thinking about that scale.) Well, I weighed 3 times and YES, I weigh 227.1 lbs. We'll see if I can actually maintain this after I'm well, but for right now, I"M CLAIMING IT!!!

Now, let's get to the reason I actually blogged this. I need to remember this day. I'm tired, weak, hurt in every joint. I can barely walk. This is no fun. I used to feel like this every day! This is what my life was like 129 lbs ago. I'm never going back there. This is what I have escaped. When I get discouraged, when I start thinking this is too hard, I want to be able to come back and read this. NOTHING is worth going back!
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    The drink and you're a hottie too!
    3636 days ago
    It's the 7th, so I hope you are feeling better now. :)
    3637 days ago
    Woo hoo!!! Linda, you are doing great, even if you had to lose it the hard way.

    I hope you are feeling better today and can kick that nasty Flu's butt!

    3639 days ago
    Ooo, girl! I like your style, even when you feel horridly ill.

    And the comments you've gotten are great, too!

    Feel better friend!
    3641 days ago
    That's a great observation you had about the fact that this crappy feeling used to be the norm. I, of course, won't mention that scale obsession as I've one myself. I also like your idea about blogging the thought so that you'll be able to look back on it when needed.

    I hope you feel better now that you've had a little reminder of what it used to be, and I hope you find that freakin' bourbon.

    3641 days ago
    Linda...I hope you're feeling better real soon. One other thing to think about; in our "other life" you may have been sick a lot longer and possibly developed a complication or 2.

    I had pneumonia 2 years in a row; started with a cold, went to bronchitis and then pneumonia, this was in my former life. This year I got a cold that lasted for 3 days!

    Congrats on getting the scale moving in the right direction!

    Take care of yourself.
    3641 days ago
    I hope youre feeling better soon, Linda. That flu is a nasty thing. Dont get dehydrated, Okay?
    Nice reminder that even a bad day is only as bad as an 'OK' day in my previous life.
    Take care~ J
    3641 days ago
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