Total Weight Loss

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm Tired

I am beyond tired. I can't seem to shake this bug and then the nosebleeds started... I finally went to the doctor yesterday and he said I have a sinus infection; not a big surprise. After some discussion we decided that what I really need is rest. I have been going to bed early, like 8:30. I have been sleeping all night long. I'm dragging myself out of bed at 7:00. Yesterday I even took a nap when I got home from work. That is a lot of rest not counting all of the naps I took last week while I was not at work. He's giving me two days to get better. If not, I'm supposed to call for medication. I already told him that I don't want steroids if it can be avoided. He understands that, so that is part of the wait & see attitude.

Needless to say, exercise ain't happening! Not even the slow & easy pace, not even for 5 minutes. Eating is OK but not great. My biggest problem is sporadic eating. I'm not on a schedule and a long way from planning a week at a time like I often do. I've drunk juice which I haven't done in so long that it tasted way too sweet. I've had some homemade cough medicine that my family affectionately refers to as "the recipe." All of this inconsistency has wreaked havoc with my weight loss efforts. The only thing I have managed to do consistently is weigh each morning. I'm up & down a pound or more each day. Today is up - way up - 169.8! I'm not going back to the 170's. I'm not, not, NOT!! It took too long to get out of them.

Today, I am forcing the water. I'm hoping that will help flush out some of the bad stuff I've ingested the last couple of weeks. Maybe in a couple of days, I'll feel a little more like planning meals again, and then on to the stair step at a time...


  1. Lori, I am so, so sorry! In a laughable sort of way since we've never met, I feel guilty - like you got this from me!! After all, I've been sick (aka complaining) even longer than you have. And I got not so great news today as well. Two more weeks with no contacts. Eye doc said he was pleased, but that the infection had been so deep if would just aggravate the healing process if I tried wearing contacts before it was COMPLETELY healed. Big, big BUMMER!

    Sorry, didn't mean this to become about me!! Please, please do what you doctor says and get well soon.

  2. I hope you feel better soon... :(

  3. Oh I hope you get to feeling better soon. Just went through that recently. I finally did listen and took time to get myself better. You will get there!! Do what you can, you will be on top soon!!

    Sending hugs your way!