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Days until vacation: 16 - Frustration level at DEFCON 5

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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Wow, so I am on another level of frustration for a multitude of reasons, most of which are not even weight loss related. Most of you read my blog about the wonderful day I had with my family. Maybe it is just me, but I feel like whenever I have a great day or make some great memories, something bad happens that comes and crashes the party in my heart. Usually it is some outrageous bill lol. But this time around my wonderful weekend got followed up by a raging case of conjunctivitis. It started in my right eye and now today has spread into my left. I seriously look like something out of the Walking Dead! And because I'm a decent human being, I've opted to stay home and not spread it all over the place. That means no gym. No work. No nothing.

Anyway, if you've never had pink eye as an adult, consider yourself lucky! I definitely remember having it a few times as a child, though I don't remember much else other than that. It is miserable! And gross! I'm somewhat of a germaphobe so when I looked up how you get it I was thoroughly freaked out. But fortunately I saw the doctor and hopefully, HOPEFULLY, the symptoms will subside by tomorrow since I will have been on antibiotics.

Now for the weight loss portion of my frustration. Once again, I let weekend "fun" eating foil my efforts. I had gotten down to 216, but I'm back up again to 217.5. I know fluctuations are normal, I get that. But I was so close to my goal and now I just feel like it's not going to happen. If it's sodium related, I suppose it's still possible.

Ok, so it felt good to write all of that out. I am going to remain focused and just do the very best I can. If I do not meet my goal, it's not the end of the world and I will just try TRY again. Hope reading this wasn't too much of a Debbie Downer for you all. But I appreciate you for reading and keeping me accountable. I think without SparkPeople, my fellow Sparkies, and this blog I would probably go into one of the binge/rage spirals. So far I have avoided that. Hold me to my word, peeps!
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    I'm so sorry to hear about the conjunctivitis!! I KNOW how miserable it is!! I hope you emoticon Don't let the scale get you down. Just keep consistent and the results you want will come in time!!! emoticon emoticon
    1442 days ago
    It's so easy to say it could be worse. I know how painful it can be while it lasts hope it clears up soon.
    1443 days ago
  • SCRAPPER1124
    Just stick with it. Don't let the scale make you binge. I too always fluctuate my weight when I even eat a little bit over my target amount or too many breads. I'm constantly telling myself to wait it out and be patient. If I listen to myself it works it does work itself out but it's not always easy to trust that the "process" works. I always think even if it went up a little bit or I didn't meet my weekly goal, it's better than where I started or where I could be if I give up. emoticon
    1444 days ago
    Good for you for writing a blog here instead of binging - that's what SP is for! Conjunctivitis is he worst - hope it gets better soon :(
    1444 days ago
  • LISAZO79
    I hope the pink eye clears up for you soon. Never had it but I'm sure w/ 2 kids... it will be in my future.
    Anywho... keep it up. If you can't get to the gym, just make sure your diet is on point and keep going :D
    1444 days ago
    I feel ya.... vacation in 11 days!!! So excited and stressed at the same time!
    1444 days ago
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