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Drifted off a little...

Staci Greene



I fell a little behind on the forums and keeping up with my blog, because last week, I got hit with a NASTY bug... an awful sinus infection!!


It started on Wednesday night, I woke up in the middle of the night with a sore throat, and by Thursday morning I was coughing a lot. I was still functional, it was really just the sore throat at that point, so I kind of prayed that it was allergies and powered through my day.


Well, late Thursday night I woke up and could hardly fall back to sleep, because that's when the sinus problems really started. Oh, boy I was NOT a happy camper. Friday morning, I woke up to terrible sinus pain. I had to survive a client meeting in the morning, but I left right away and went home afterward. I tried to rest, but the pain was so terrible, any shifting at all and my sinuses would just throb and throb. I finally managed to fall asleep at 7pm and woke up on Saturday morning. The pain had gone down by a significant margin, though it was still lingering in the background and I was pretty congested.


But, I committed to work an adoption event at the city shelter that day, so I got my meds, packed a bunch of extra tissues and water, and helped 10 dogs (and 1 cat) get adopted that day! (and by helped, I mean I stood around a lot, but I did answer questions, direct traffic, got people connected with their volunteers and adoption counselors, etc, so it was a lot of "hurry up and wait" but it was good)


So, through all of this, it was really, really hard to eat. I just didn't feel like it. I made myself eat some things, but it was not easy. Then, when I finally got a little bit of appetite back on Saturday night/Sunday, it's like my body latched onto all the food and doesn't want to let it go. Before the sickness set in, I was down a few pounds, and then when I wasn't able to eat, I was down even more. But, when I weighed myself this morning, I'd gained it all back. I deviated from plan just a little bit (I got some hot and sour soup to clear my sinuses, and had some crackers, and I did have a couple cookies when nothing else sounded good but I really needed to eat), but not that much, so I was surprised that it all came back as soon as I was able to eat with a normal appetite again. So, I'm a bit disappointed, but I will keep on trucking - illness just sucks and I had to get through it to get to the other side.




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I'm sorry that you felt so bad and I hope you are on the road to recovery.  How awesome that so many animals got adopted!  Yay!!!  We adopted our kitties when they weighed less than 2 pounds.  They had so many at the shelter that they let us take them home early with the promise to bring them back for surgery and to be chipped and get shots.  


I honestly think your weight will be back down in a day or so.  The soup is probably very high sodium and so are the crackers and I just simply refuse to believe that you gained weight by eating soup, crackers and a couple of cookies.  So try not to worry.  Illness does suck.  I was in bed for like 3 days a few weeks ago and  ate very little.....I think I did have a little wonton soup though now that I think about it.  


Feel beter <3 

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Dagney the Undaunted


I think dealing with the emotions of the little ups that go with the downs is the. hardest. part. of a weight loss journey. But I once read in a forum about a guy who weighed every day and put his weight in an excel chart. He had like 500 days of info while he lost more than 100 pounds. He was really excited about all that data, and the insight he shared that I thought was most interesting was this: he actually gained weight on twice as many days as he lost weight. Obviously, his over all huge loss was the result of losing more on the days he lost and gaining less on the days he gained, but when it was just a count of "how many days did my weight go up" vs. "how many days did my weight go down" - he said it was a 2:1 ratio, mostly weight gain days. 


All that to say: today is a good day to take a long-term view of things. A gain today doesn't mean you won't lose this week, and it doesn't mean you won't lose this month. It's a momentary glitch that will soon be sorted. Your body cannot resist your healthy choices for long! :D

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