October 4th

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

So I'd hoped I'd be feeling back at 100% today but no such luck. As a matter of fact, on top of still feeling sick to my stomach all day, I've had a massive headache and my blood sugar has been going haywire since this morning. I'm not diabetic, nor do I have any other diagnosed issues that cause me blood sugar problems, but I've noticed over the years that there are certain triggers that will kick it off-balance enough that I get the shakes and light-headed. The one thing that still does it consistently is coffee. Now I don't mean a large amount of coffee - and it's only regular coffee. I can drink a venti size pumpkin-spiced latte from Starbuck's (a rare occasion) and I'm fine. But if I drink more than a small cup of regular coffee at home in the morning, I can count on being "off" for a few hours. I drank exactly that this morning, and not even a full cup like I normally do, and that's all it took today. I don't know, nor am I going to question it. I'm going to keep a log of when it's happening and watch for patterns.

I didn't let feeling bad get the best of me today. I decided to take it easy and walked in place through almost all of Biggest Loser tonight. And guess what, my headache went away. :) YAY! I'm still feeling nauseous but I can deal with that. I'm going to do an easy strength workout as soon as I get done typing this blog. And my water intake has been fabulous today - I should be floating away with the amount of water I drank just before noon. I slowed down after lunch because I was tired of going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. LOL

Speaking of Biggest Loser - for anyone who has a knee injury, or any other lower body injury - you should have been watching tonight. Jennifer, who has a stress fracture in her knee and has been limited as to what she can do, lost 16 lbs in one week. I almost cried for her. It just goes to show that there is absolutely no reason that you can't lose the weight if you truly put your mind to it. I've been pulling for the black team since they are in the same age-range as me, but I have to admit that I love seeing the bonds that this season's participants have already formed. For the first time, they seem to be remembering the reason they are there rather than treating it as a game. It sucked seeing the red team's deliberations before voting someone off because you could tell that it was a hard decision for all of them.

Some good news for my MOMMY to WOWWY friends, especially the former Sexy Strawberries - Jacqueline will be back tomorrow! She'll have a new screen name but look for her to join back in to kick butt with us again. She won't be in the challenge for October but I wouldn't be surprised if she's still jumping in on the boards to show some encouragement to everyone. I don't think she realizes just how much of an inspriration she has been to the other members of the teams she's been on.

I didn't get to do any real editing today, mostly because I have been researching some Photoshop techniques and working on points for the end of the September Challenge for M2W - those points will be posted before the end of the week. They're taking much longer than normal because of the complexity of the challenge.

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    I hope you figure out what's going on soon! It stinks to be sick! But I agree with you about Jennifer on TBL, she was so inspiring last night!

    Have a good day, feel better!
    2934 days ago
    Do you have the same reaction when you drink soda? I can't have any caffiene at all because I get nauseous and get the shakes. One soda can throw me off for half the day! Since I cut it out completely I never have that problem anymore!
    2934 days ago
    Hopefully you can figure out what is going on.

    I agree. I love the camaraderie this season on biggest loser and not seeing the "game" being played. Mike was awesome, being that old and losing all that weight is pretty inspirational too. I'm personally going for the red team since they are my age group :)
    2934 days ago
    WOW...really hope your feeling better tomorrow...great job though...I think I would have curled up under the covers...and stayed there emoticon
    2934 days ago
    Wow, busy day. Sounds like you're getting everything under control. Strangely enough, a little sugar can sometimes help with the shakes and light headedness. And as you guessed, exercise is usually good for headaches - has to do with dilation of the blood vessels.

    Hope you're feeling better tomorrow. Rooting for you.
    2934 days ago
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