Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weigh In 02/27/10

This week, I lost 0.4 lbs.  Didn't eat great several days and didn't work out because I'm still worn out and sore from the Mastoiditis.  The good news is, I think it's almost gone.  The bad news is, now I'm getting a sinus allergy headache.  Not sure which was worse.  At least the sinus headache is helped by excedrin, the other was not.  I can still feel the tenseness in my neck and upper back but it's probably because I've not been sleeping well and haven't worked out and stretched things out in a while. Definately need to get back to my work outs ASAP.  Maybe even this afternoon while Josh is at mamaws.

Bought The Firm Wave program a few weeks ago and haven't had time to try it because of the yuckiness in my head.  Need to clean out the living room and give it a try.

Just realized that I'm going to miss the Biggest Loser on Tuesday because of a church meeting/dinner.  Hope nobody spoils it for me.  Anyone know if there is somplace online I can watch it sooner than a week after it airs?  I do not have DVR so don't suggest it!  LOL

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weigh In 02/20/2010

Stepped on the scale yesterday and was ok with the results.  Didn't actually track it online and I didn't remember my previous weight so I thought I had lost about 1 pound.  Went online to log it today and I actually lost 3.2 lbs last week!  Freakin' awesome!  I like when things turn out  better than I originally thought they were!

Last week was my first week on the Nutrisystem food.  I'm still tracking the points through WW because you have to supplement some things and I want to make sure I don't supplement too much.  The food is actually really good, the portions are just really smaller than I'm used to and even smaller than I expected them to be.  I'm trying to make sure I add some sort of fruit or vegetable alot to stay full longer.

We'll see how this week goes because I'm still sick and on meds so I've not been able to exercise in the last few days.  I walked on the treadmill wednesday for about 15 minutes and that's really been it.  Got to get back to business as soon as this pain in my head clears up.

Apparently, I have Mastoiditis. It's been plaguing me for a little over 3 weeks and I'm on my 3rd round of antibiotics.  So far, no real change.  If it doesn't clear up soon, I may end up in the hospital with some even stronger stuff to clear this up.  Not looking forward to that at all.  Let's hope this last 5 days of clindamycin kick the infection to the curb.

Mastoiditis is a bacterial infection in the mastoid process, the prominent bone behind the ear.

This disorder usually occurs when untreated or inadequately treated acute otitis media spreads from the middle ear into the surrounding bone—the mastoid process.
Usually, symptoms appear days to weeks after acute otitis media develops, as the spreading infection destroys the inner part of the mastoid process. A collection of pus (abscess) may form in the bone. The skin covering the mastoid process may become red, swollen, and tender, and the external ear is pushed sideways and down. Other symptoms are fever, pain around and within the ear, and a creamy, profuse discharge from the ear. The pain tends to be persistent and throbbing. Hearing loss can become progressively worse.

Computed tomography (CT) shows that the air cells (spaces in bone that normally contain air) in the mastoid process are filled with fluid. As mastoiditis progresses, the spaces enlarge. Inadequately treated mastoiditis can result in deafness, blood poisoning (sepsis), infection of the tissues covering the brain (meningitis), brain abscess, or death.

Treatment is with antibiotics given by vein. A sample of ear discharge is examined to identify the organism causing the infection and to determine the antibiotics most likely to eliminate the bacteria. Antibiotics may be given by mouth once the person starts to recover and are continued for at least 2 weeks. If an abscess has formed in the bone, surgical drainage (mastoidectomy) is required.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Weigh In 2/13/10

Today I start over. My nutrisystem food should arrive Monday but I've got plenty of healthy stuff to last through the weekend. Need to ne careful because tonight is lasagna dinner @ church & tomorrow is Chinese New Year dinner. That will probably take all my points for the week.

Today my weight is...249.2 lbs. :(

I'm only 25 lbs from my original highest weight and I must get rid of this extra weight. My blood pressure was 143/96 Wednesday @ the doctor and I have to get it back under control.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Update 02/10/10

My eating the last couple weeks has been attrocious!  According to the doctors scale this morning, I'm at 253 lbs.  That is almost 10 pounds higher than what I weighed in at less than a week ago at home.

I've ordered The Firm Wave system and a months supply of Nutrisystem food because I cannot trust myself not to eat fast food if I don't have something pre-made to eat.  I know it's not ideal and now how I'll have to live once I get to goal but right now my main focus is to get to goal.  I'm almost at my heaviest weight again.  I cannot do this anymore.  My clothes don't fit and my arthritis is worse than ever.  Some days I can barely walk and I'm too young to go through life like this.

On March 10th, 2011 I will turn 35.  My goal is to be at 150 lbs (at least) by that birthday.  I've lost almost 90 pounds in a year before, I know I can do this.  I just have to focus and find a way to get some of this stress out of my life.  I was losing weight great before I switched jobs.  I don't want to quit but sometimes I feel like I would be better of (at least my health would be) if I had a less stressful job.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weigh In 02/06/10

I've been sick for over a week with some sort of inflammation in my neck, head and chest and a low grade fever.  It's making me very tired so my workout routine has been non-existent.  In addition, I'm so stressed when I get off work that I stop at the closest fast food place and get something that is not good for me.

Today, I made the decision to order Nutrisystem.  It's rather expensive but if I think about all the money I spend on fast food, I'm probably doing myself a favor.  It'll be better for me if I know there is something easy and fast to prepare at home or in the cabinet for any meal.  Right now, I just don't have the ability to focus on cooking healthy food for every meal of the day.  Since I switched jobs, the stress level has increased 200% and I'm really finding it hard to do anything outside of work.

My house is a mess, my health is deteriorating and my weight has gone almost back up to my highest ever of 275 in October 2008.  I DO NOT WANT TO BE THERE AGAIN! But I'm only about 27 pounds away right now and it would be so easy to gain that all back.

I'm hoping the auto delivery program will ensure that I always have something quick and low calorie to make for any meal and that I won't be tempted to buy a bunch of fast food anymore.  Gotta make it through this week and then I should have my shipment to start on.  Can't wait!

I also ordered the new Firm Wave program, The Firm step program is what I used almost exclusively when I lost 88 pounds the first time around and I'm hoping this will give me something new to get excited about.