Monday, May 23, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Missing

This is just a quick post because I don't have any internet at home. It sucks. Other than that, life is going ok. It's the end of the school year rush which typical to every year, I despise. I love the kids' school but I hate the last week of school because they try to smash everything into it.

My numbers are pretty junky but since I've done about absolutely zero towards weight loss over the past 2 weeks, I'm happy with them. I know that I ought to write more here, but honestly, I need a nap more than I need to write. Actually, what I really need is for someone to get back with me about how they feel on something and then to curl up against them and take that nap.  Here's to dreaming!

Average Daily Water Intake: 40oz
Workouts: None
Weight Change: (current weight: 277.2)
Overall Weight Change: -14.6 pounds

Friday, May 13, 2011

Jim's Week in Review ... Evening Edition?

Well, happy Friday one and all! It is late ... 8:58pm to be exact. Normally I post in the morning right after I wake up, but this morning, Blogger wasn't available. Silly blogger! So I waited until this evening, and now, after a long day, here I am! And guess what? Those two mystery pounds are here again too! But, I am getting ahead of myself.

Last week I was sick. I had, with the advice and consent of my doctor's office, discontinued my meds while I was getting over the stomach bug that was kicking my tail from here to the Himalayas. They told me that there is a stomach virus working its way around the community, and it is one that hangs around for a few weeks instead of the usual day or so variety stomach bug. By Sunday, I felt somewhat improved, and by Tuesday I was in the pink. We decided to start me back on my meds with a slightly different dosing schedule. The new schedule will take some getting used to, but we decided to do it in order to reduce the number of pills I was taking at one time first thing in the morning. So far, so good, although one symptom of my sickness returned with my meds, so we will be discussing this as we move forward. At least some of my gastro-intestinal distress is being caused by either my Metformin or my Byetta. Since the problem predates me starting on the Byetta, my money is on the Metformin.

So, when I could suddenly eat again ... well, lets just say my weight bounced back up ... bad. however, by the time I weighed in this morning, I had settled down to 272.2 pounds. Again. What is it about that blasted number that it keeps popping up?

Well, I really should get going. I am up early tomorrow to head down to Illinois for a special lunch event with Emilie and her mom, then we are driving back up for my brother-in-law's 50th birthday party. then Sunday will be a nice relaxing day, and then back to work on Monday.

So, drink your water, eat lots of protein and fiber, and next week, hopefully the scale has good news for ALL of us!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jim's Week in Review ...

Let me go on the record as saying that I hate being sick. No, seriously, I HATE being sick. I am not a mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, dancing 'till the sun comes up go-get-'em yuppie, but I do consider myself rather active. Of course, the way I got this way was my activity being walking from McDonald's to Burger King, but nowadays I fill my time with better things, mostly work related, but once in a while, I fill it with good friends. Well, when you are sick, that doesn't really work out that well. Being sick takes almost all of your attention. Well, as reported last week, I am sick. More importantly, I have been sick off and on going on two weeks now.

Well, after I returned from hiking, I turn a really bad turn, and Sunday was horrific. I wont give you the gory details, but I spent a good bit of Sunday evening when I needed to be sleeping with my face in the toilet. We have a shortage of substitutes for schools right now, so I have made a decision that I must be in school unless I feel like I am on my deathbed. Well, after my close encounter with the plumbing, I felt much better, so I went to work. Had a pretty normal day Monday, then Tuesday I started heading downhill again. By Wednesday evening I was wreck again.

I sent of messages to my doctor's office and we decided to stop all of my meds except my blood pressure & cholesterol, and for me to take the pro-biotic suppliments to replenish the good bacteria in my system which seem to be in short supply right now (oddly enough the same suggestion my friend made if you remember last week's post). Well, it is a little early to say if they are helping much, but we were expecting a spike in my blood sugar due to stopping the meds, and this morning it was 131 which is just one point outside my target range. So for that I say so far, so good.

Due to being sick, my water intake has been great. Of course, all the diarrhea and vomiting still leads to the possibility of dehydration, so I think that in the grand scheme of things, I am basically just keeping up. I can tell my system is a little out of whack because for the last couple days I have had these monster salt cravings. Those are mostly over now, but now I occasionally get a little craving for something sweet. I have always believed that your body gets cravings for things it needs, so I assume this is my body's way of trying to restore its equilibrium.

Anyways, I said all that to say that this morning I woke up a little crampy, and I am hoping beyond hope that I am not heading for another bad day, I am way too busy today and tomorrow. All that being said, what's my score? See for yourself!

Weigh in: 270.4 (-2.8)

Down 2.8 feels good, and before you say it is all due to being sick, right after one of my monster barfing sessions, I randomly weighed myself and was down to 266.5 ... boy I wish i could have used that as my official weigh in! However, I am ever closer to breaking the 270 barrier, and I hope to have great news about that next week. Until then, keep drinking your water, and I am out like a fat kid in dodgeball!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Seriously, Why?

I honestly don't know what to write this week. I wish I had some wow, deep meaningful thing to write here but I just don't. As I write, I'm sitting down in Toledo. I should be sitting in a theatre right now watching Van Gogh but due to the lead totally stomping on my heart this morning, I'm not. I said to hell with him and supporting him and even seeing him and instead, I'm spending time with a new friend and maybe even making some new friends. Of course, these are also friends with the lead so that ought to make things interesting. Trust me to never make it easy, right?

Ugh. What is it about people that they think it's ok to lie to someone? Less than a week ago, he told me he wasn't sure he wanted a relationship and less than 3 days later, he has a new girlfriend? What the hell? It makes me want to scream! It makes me so hurt and angry. On top of that, I'm angry with myself for actually loving this idiot. Ugh. Seriously, that is the only word that sums it up. I'm so hurt. It makes me wonder what the heck is wrong with me that guys think they can do this to me? There is a tiny part of me that says hey, what if there's something screwed up about him? Too many years of "training" though says it's me..there's something wrong with me. Maybe I'm not smart enough, funny enough, pretty enough, skinny enough...maybe...

Now, since my laptop battery drains like we all ought to be draining our water bottles, I'm going to skip to the weekly summary. I do want to say that my weigh in this week was actually on Friday because I won't be home tomorrow morning to weigh in. I'll weigh in "officially" on Tuesday morning and try to remember to come back here and update this.

Average Daily Water Intake: 85oz
Workouts: 3 hours of pool time working with kids
Weight Change: -8.4 (current weight: 273.2)
Overall Weight Change: -18.6 pounds

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