July 31, 2005

Shakes Head In Disbelief

This is how I felt this week (at the bottom is my weight):

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then
your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are " XL."

WHINE Follows, skip to bottom to miss the Whining! Part of that was due to the drugs I have been on since Tuesday morning. Wonder why my posting has been so strange after Wednesday this week? Because I only had posts ready up to Wednesday and from that point forward I had to put them together as I go. Usually I try to stay 2 or 3 days ahead in case of emergencies. What I was not expecting is all that happened this week. I was in ER from 1am to 6am on Tuesday morning. I have (had) bronchitis. I was at the Pediatrician's on Wednesday morning for Tot. He has his first ear infections. You read that right, it is plural. An infection in each ear. Read between the lines here - NO SLEEP. And my pediatrician was on vacation and got someone new they hired. She didn't give us something to dry up Tot's snot. I let this continue until Friday morning and then called the Triage Nurse. Told her I was sick and not getting better because I was up every 1 to 2 hours with Tot. I needed to dry up his snot so we all could get some sleep. She had some recommendations and they worked.

Finally life is slowing down some. I tried to stay up for the blog crawl, but by 9:30pm, I just couldn't keep my eyes open. And if my computer had been on between 1am and 3am, I would have joined back in again. Turned it off and unplugged it last night as we were having Thunderstorms. Too tired to try and plug it in and turn it on at 1am.

Why the sob story? I just knew I had gained weight. I am on steroids, and other drugs, no sleep, I was unable to do my little morning jog for 4 days. What I didn't think about was, I didn't really eat. That is the only thing I can come up with to explain how I am down to 148. I checked it twice. I thought for sure I was seeing things. 148. It's down. YIPEEEEEEEEEEE.

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July 24, 2005


Not a good sign. Definitely the wrong direction. I blame it on Bou. She came and babysat for me and I had a wonderful dinner the other night. Then I had birthday cake for 2 days (lots of icing had to be eaten while decorating). Waaaa Waaaa Waaaa.

It's not Bou's fault, it's my own - lack of self control around good food. Yet... I will give her a hard time. Did you notice the LACK of weight posting last week? Did she reach her goal and just doesn't want to admit it? And last night she calls me to tell me she can't get to mu.nu. Not any site that ends in mu.nu. Is this a diabolical plot to not post her weight again?

Let’s hope Sissy, Grau, Amy and others did better than I did. Guess I need to start numbering my water again. How I hate water. And increase my exercise somehow. Ugh. I will get my weight down.

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July 17, 2005


This sucks. I can't keep the weight off. I was down to 146 weeks ago and now I'm up to 149. I need someone to come live at my house and keep me from eating bad foods. It doesn't help that my son is a turophile and I have to fix it for him. Macaroni and Cheese, cheese sandwiches, cheese and crackers, cheese sticks, cheese on his spaghetti, you get the idea. Between that and the chocolate, I'm doomed without some help. HELP!!

I hope the rest have done better. Bou, Sissy, Grau, Amy and whoever else is giving it a try.

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July 10, 2005

Yearly Physical

Something about this weight loss is just causing a ripple effect. I went and had my yearly physical. This is what the letter said:

Dear Valerie:

This letter serves as a brief review of your recent physical and lab. Blood pressure 102/62. Heart, lungs and circulation were all in good shape.

Enclosed lab work is not bad; your cholesterol levels are a few points over ideal. Try to drop about 10-15 lbs.

Please call if you have further questions.

I had to laugh out loud when I read that. Doesn't he realize I have been trying to drop weight for NINE weeks? Nope, he doesn't. And my weight for this week is 148.6.

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