Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bad news and Good news and a Total Win

First the bad...  I have been "trying" to get sick for a while.  Allergies are horrible right now but I kept fighting it taking Claritin and netty potting every day.  But Monday morning, things were just beyond what I could handle.  I got up for CrossFit and was all ready to go when I realized that I felt absolutely horrible and I needed to go to the doctor.

The doctor said that I had an ear infection that she hoped would be fixed with antibiotics.  She also diagnosed an upper respiratory infection that she thought was probably viral.  Those things along with a terrible ragweed season, put me over the edge.  I won't even get into the sore muscle or pinched nerve in my neck. 

Today though, I feel better.  The antibiotics made quick work of the ear infection and I think they must be helping with the URI as well.  If it weren't for my sore neck, it wouldn't be too terribly bad today.  But at least I'm back at work and that takes my mind off of it for the most part.

Now for the good news!!  After trying really hard last week and being extra diligent over the weekend:

Weekly Weigh InLoss for the week:  2.6 (!)
Total Challenge Loss: 11
Total Left to Lose:  29

The real difference came from watching my food over the weekend.  I met my friend Debi at the movies on Saturday morning and instead of having the popcorn that I wanted, I brought a granola bar.  Then afterward we went to Zoe's Kitchen which was healthy and delicious.  Then that night, I had BFF over for dinner.  I grilled sausages and veggies and baked sweet potatoes.  Also healthy and delicious!!  Sunday I ate the chili I cooked for my leftover lunches for the week.  I did have some guacamole Saturday after noon and some chocolate throughout the weekend, but it was controlled and I was rewarded.

The total win came yesterday.  When I'm sick, I generally comfort myself with food.  However, instead of heading to Fuzzy's or Chipotle, I ate my leftover chili for lunch and sausage for dinner, just like I had planned before being sick.  (Debi even emailed me and told me that I wasn't allowed to go to Fuzzy's or Chipotle just because I was sick.  I'm so predictable.  Ha!)  I did end up having some popcorn when I was hungry, but again I was controlled.

Since I'm not working out these few days, I will have to be super diligent.  I want to lose 7 pounds this month and I'm right on target, so I need to continue to work hard!



Cat said...

So very glad for you Hero!!
Glad to see that scale moving for you!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good for you! I hope you feel better soon!

Vanessa said...

Great Loss!!!

FitBy40 said...

Ugh, my oldest woke up complaining of a sore throat yesterday and I thought "here we go again!". Hope you're back to 100% in no time!
Great loss while still enjoying life.