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I am SO frustrated!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

So sorry my friends, I just need to vent a little bit!! I normally try and keep a lid on it and not get negative. But sometimes... sometimes you just need to get it out there and let it out from inside. Well, this is one of those times.

I made the mistake of stepping on the scale on Monday after my normal Saturday WI. According to my scale I have gained 6 pounds!
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Logic dictates that it can't be real. I couldn't possibly have eaten enough food to gain an extra 6 pounds of fat or muscle in 2 days. I know that... BUT... knowing and feeling are two very different things. And right now, I'm not feeling so good.

I also know that my body is still adjusting to being on my new synthroid levels. It always takes me a little bit to adjust. I get antsy, my appetite is always off, I have a little trouble sleeping. It's normal for me. It will settle down by next week. Even that isn't making me feel better today!

What's wrong with me???

I didn't eat anything crazy. I was low on my normal water intake over the weekend since I had been doing a bunch of running around. But low for me is still 8 glasses. Normal is 10 - 12. I still don't think that's enough. No, can't blame TOM either. I have no CLUE! That's a little frustrating too.

On top of it, work has gotten pretty stressful. It will settle down. Honestly. I'm just trying SO hard to play catch up and wrap up on a whole bunch of loose ends. I'm using reagents I didn't order, piecing things together... it's driving me nuts! I'm a planner and an organizer. I'll get through it, I'm just trying to do it with my sanity in tact! Our new director has faith, is supportive and is looking forward to reaching the point when I can be planning rather than catching up with things. I hate to see things expire and I hate to rush science. Especially when I'm dealing with equipment that has a personality all it's own. Some of my coworkers laugh when I pat the machine or say thanks; but let me tell you... when you don't, it will bite you in the tush!!
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All this combined has led to the perfect storm of very poor sleep last week and this week so far. That's not helping me either... I'm rapidly approaching walking zombie state!

Anyway, if you made it this far... THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart. You guys keep me focused and coming back here. This will pass! I hope you all are having a great week!

My thoughts and prayers go out to those in Oklahoma!
Chris
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My Spark Coach lesson for today...

Hmm...
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  • IRISHBEANERGAL
    Vent as needed - but remember that scale can never ever be truthful.

    As I stated on my last blog - at 221# I can wear a pair of pants that I squeezed into at 205# - this was the proof I needed. THE SCALE IS A BIG FAT LIAR.

    From a scientific standpoint (for you, the scientist lol) - all a scale does is measure our weight in correlation to how gravity pulls us to the earth... think about it - it's not really a realistic way to measure ourselves. Yet this is the chosen method our society takes... hmmm... not me, not anymore.

    Take good care. Do the right things - and never, ever quit!

    ~Irish
    1297 days ago
  • ADRIENALINE
    It's okay. This is the place to vent! And man the scale can be sooooo frustrating. Please don't let it get you down. Anyhow, we only weigh in on Saturday, Monday never happened!
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    1298 days ago
  • JAZZEJR
    Sometimes even the barometric pressure can force the scale up or down. I'm counting on that for my extra 2 lbs. They'd better go away!
    1299 days ago
  • CBAILEYC
    This too will be banished soon. It's frustrating, but it happens. Be diligent. Be thoughtful. Be a bad@ss and kick those lbs to the curb!
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    C~
    1299 days ago
  • MUSTANG_SALLY2
    Who can you vent to if not the people who love and support you. You do remember tho, that the stupid scale lies to us? I hate that thing. I'm hoping that the weight melts away right along with all the stress. Hang in there. I'm sending extra hugs!

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    1299 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Blessings to you Chris! I make it a practice to avoid the scale like the plague until weigh in day. Then I do it only because I HAVE to for the team! That scale has caused me so much angst in the past that I do better with a once a month weigh in. Then I can be pleasantly surprised if I've lost. I ALWAYS know if I'm gaining by the way my clothes fit. If we had to sacrifice one thing in the world for it's betterment I'd vote all scales be banished! emoticon emoticon emoticon They can derail you to such a degree that you get completely off track if the news isn't good.

    You are a WONDERFUL planner and you are doing GREAT...just keep that pretty little chin tilted up to the sun...things will turn your way again SOON! emoticon
    1300 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2013 8:04:52 AM
  • NEW-CAZ
    Feel free to vent anytime Chris. the weight will settle again, if you're getting used to meds its understandable. Don't worry too much hun emoticon
    1300 days ago
  • BELLES74
    Vent away. We all do it. Its better to let the steam out rather than become emoticon

    I did the same thing for my first weigh in. I learn tme lesson the hard way too lol.

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    1300 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    Please always feel free to vent you are among friends.

    I couldn't possibly have eaten enough food to gain an extra 6 pounds of fat or muscle in 2 days. I know that. You know it...... Keep saying it to yourself and stop kicking yourself. It is a fluke do not let it rattle you
    1300 days ago
  • MAMADWARF
    hey, its cool to vent here! i made the mistake to weigh in today too. I usually weigh in on thursdays but I had a good weekend so I thought I would just have a look and I was up 2 pounds and it pissed me off becuase i did good ON THE WEEKEND and I EARNED a drop on the scale. LOL. I should have known I would be up, since I have dropped like 6 pounds in the last few weeks and that was an extreme amout of weight for me especially in the last year so I should have known I would have to level out. Today, I am just reminding myself to stay on course.

    OF COURSE you did not gain that weight and in a day or two, it will be gone. It is is not unreasonable to be upset about it though. WE are GIRLS after all! hugs!
    1300 days ago
  • WALKINGBYFAITH2
    Good job on getting that out of your system! emoticon That probably accounted for at least a pound or six! emoticon Now just stay off that scale, and focus on what you CAN control, which is one little decision after another. emoticon emoticon

    I missed the weigh-in this week because of a crazy schedule, but when I did step on , it showed a GAIN of about 4 pounds. I KNEW that first weigh-in was too good to be true... But several of my SparkFriends reminded me that the number does not define me. You WILL get through it. You WILL move beyond catching up to planning. And this too shall pass. You are not walking it alone. emoticon
    1300 days ago
  • RUNNING-TURTLE
    Everyone needs to vent here and there. I do it too.
    1300 days ago
  • GAILSMAILS
    Hang tough Chris!

    You know you are succeeding, throw the scale out until weigh in! I have to confess I stepped on the scale scale yesterday after being so pleased with the results from last week. Not good.

    Hope you can get some rest and relief from the stress.
    Gail
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    1300 days ago
  • TESENISIS1
    Always good to vent and get it off your chest...also keeps you from taking your frustration out on others...I had to do that the other day myself. Go back to your normal weigh in days and let this ride. I weighed in once and the scale was slightly on the rug behind me, so it weighed me incorrectly too...was a rough day...remember too that sometimes new meds or level of meds can make you retain water...so relax and let go.
    1300 days ago
  • TIME-4-TINA
    There is no way in hell that 6 pounds is weight. I'm sure in a few days your scale will be back to normal.
    1300 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Venting can be so Theraputic!
    1300 days ago
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