Friday, March 25, 2011

Scale Tale

Alright. Here I am. Feeling great and horrible at at the same time. I did step on the scale this morning, as much as I did not want to, and I have a number now. Something to work with. Not a pretty number, but not as terrifying as not knowing. I am going to weigh on April 1 and hope for a good loss by then. That gives me a week to get some sort of reasonable weight to post for my monthly weigh-in.

I feel more energized, but not really *well.* I have had some nausea and stomach pain this week that comes and goes. It seems to come with higher fat meals as well as after taking the high-dose probiotics I am on for the next month to restore all the good bacteria that was decimated by all the antibiotics I took for a month. I also get tired fairly easily. I can tell I am not 100% yet. It probably would help if I got some sleep. Working on that...

Anyway, I am still on plan, focusing on getting enough water (which is tough with the nausea) and also being more active. For a month I did nothing but short walks. I was just too sick, but had to take my puppy out. Now I am walking 1-2 miles per day plus starting on yard work. I am not up to anything more strenuous yet. Actually it is not even 4pm and all I want to do is go to bed. But I have to finish the chores, take the pup out to play, and take my daughter to her dance class. After that? Maybe an early bedtime.

Dinner tonight is going to be fresh steamed asparagus (1.5 cups cooked) and deviled eggs (3 whole eggs). I just mash the yolks with some light mayo, mustard, salt & pepper and a bit of vinegar and top with a sprinkle of paprika. I really like deviled eggs, so I am looking forward to it!

Catch you later.

16 comments:

Christina said...

Good luck with your weigh in and hope you get back to 100% very soon.

healthierhappierwiser said...

Hey, you sound like me a couple years ago. I was getting sick all the time and getting stomach pains when I ate fatty foods.. I got to the point where I felt like someone was putting shards of glass in my intestines or stabbing me in the ribs.. I figured out what it was though, combination of eating bad foods, stress and a gluten intolerance.. you can read my post about it I wrote a couple days ago.. I was tired all the time, got headaches, started getting vision problems even.. worth looking into.. message me if you have any questions. Tiana oh the link to my blog post is http://healthierhappierwiser.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/the-hidden-evil-in-common-foods/

Karin said...

Yay! I'm so glad you just conquered your fear of the scale today...And see, now you know, now there's no more worrying, no more wondering...just DO IT. So proud of you! Whoop whoop Lyn!!!!! And good for you on the walking..I need to definitely do more of that...now that the weather is better i'll follow your lead :)

Anonymous said...

Good job! It's not as bad as you feared. Back on the horse!!!!

I hear ya sista! It sucks. But we gotta do it, right?

Amy

Stacy said...

Hi

Stacy said...

Sorry about the previous comment - I was just testing my account.

I came across your blog because I was looking for motivation tonight in a moment where I wanted to just go out and eat a big greasy pizza for myself.

In reading your blog, I think we have a lot in common.

I started my weight loss journey in March 2007. I started at 288 lbs. 3 years later, I am at 185 and it's still a struggle. Lots of ups and downs, none of it came off easy. I see that you also had ups and downs. Congratulations to you for having more downs though - I know it's hard. May I ask what the causes of the "ups" were?

I also smiled when I read your post about the fear of seeing the scale. I faced a similar situation last week after an all-inclusive vacation. I knew it was going to be bad, but I needed to know what I was working with. +10. It definitely hurt, and I'm still trying to get it off right now. But I will, because I can.

How tall are you, by the way?

Very impressive journey. I definitely plan on bookmarking your blog. :)

PS - I think I might have to try that cauliflower pizza tomorrow!!

-S

Lori said...

Good for you. You've taken the first step and faced your fear of the scale. Now you have a plan and can move forward with purpose. You'll get there.
Lori

Christina S. said...

Good for you for facing your fear of the scale! :)

Rhi said...

Good on you for overcoming that fear! It's always rough when you're ill. A couple of ways to stay hydrated even with nausea is to drink gatorade/g2 or sprite, as it is easier to keep down than water. I hope you get better soon!

Debbie said...

I hope that you get some rest and start to feel better soon, Lyn. Congratulations on conquering those scales!

Diandra said...

Take things slow, and if you are determined, you will get to your goal eventually.

Tammy said...

I'm sooo not happy with what I weigh right now either.:( Pretty disgusted with myself actually. I did post my weight yesterday...but only because I wanted to be accountable..I guess that's what it is. It's embarrassing to admit how much I weigh and how hard of a time I'm having getting it off. I have nausea a lot too....especially in the morning...no not pg!!LOL Have had it going on for awhile. Don't know what it is though.
Also just wanted to say that I LOVE deviled eggs too!!!:)

Lyn said...

Stacy~

the ups were mainly caused by cheese. :)

Okay, I am only partly kidding. The times I went back up were eating off plan, and yes it usually included eating too much cheese, fats, carbs, and sugar. Thankfully I generally get "right back" to watching my intake... sometimes the next meal, other times it might take me a day or two or at most a week but there is always a lot of 'trying' in between, which keeps me from gaining too much.

I am 5'6" tall.

timothy said...

wonderful, i'm sure you'll do great! just keep up the positive outlook and you can do anything!

Mike said...

I LOVE steamed asparagus. It's my favorite pee-stinker vegi! It must be in season too because there a good sells on it, at least in UT.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there...I think we've all been there. I am right now as well.

Chris