Weekly Weight: 220.0 lbs

The Scale: January 15th, 2021

Today I am pleased I lost some of the weight I gained over the holidays.  I am happy I lost over a pound this week. 

I didn’t always get my workouts it. Or at least not my full ones but I did manage to keep on track with my calories.  So that was a pretty big deal.  And I’ll admit, there were days this week I really didn’t want to.  I’ve been waking up sore and stiff and I couldn’t figure out what was happening. 

I foolishly started checking medical websites. After ten minutes I thought I was dying. Then I realized most of the symptoms didn’t match anything I had. The worst was when I thought it could be a heart attack and so I listened for my heart to see if it was beating okay and if there were any chest pains. 

Then I realized that to listen I was holding my breath, which was starting to cause chest pains until I released it.

It turned out it really was pillow and possibly mattress related.  We did a pillow swap and while the muscles still ache, I can tell it isn’t as bad as yesterday. New pillows will be ordered this weekend and the great mattress replacement quest will begin.

But as health related as that is, it is not the point of this post.

Although I will leave you with the recommendation that if you are going to look at medical websites, have someone with you to tell you when you are being crazy.  Don’t search them when you are alone or you will make yourself crazy.

But back to the weight. Less exercise but maintaining my calorie count helped.  I don’t know why I’m shocked as it is basic logic. Yet somehow, I am. 

So to the stats!

Starting weight: 246.0 lbs

Last week’s Weight: 221.2 lbs

This week’s weight: 220.0 lbs

This week’s loss: 1.2 lbs

Lost thus far: 26.0 lbs

So I am going into the weekend feeling slightly foolish for my reaction to medical websites but over a pound lighter than last week. It doesn’t erase the feeling of foolishness, but it helps. I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday. And uses the buddy system for medical websites.


Weekly Weight: 205.6 lbs

June 5th, 2020

It is finally Friday. This has been a long one. I think part of it was because I was out of the house more than I have been in a while. Don’t worry, I had my face mask. To be honest I think the change in my weight this week was due to just sweating in the heat while standing around. I certainly didn’t get in all of my normal walks.

I have to say, one thing that came in super handy this week were those Busy Beauty Body wipes. I may not have had to avoid the black showers of doom in my gym but I threw a hand full in my bag when I went out and while I used one, I shared with those around me, Let me tell you the peppermint cool was much appreciated on sun fried arms and legs. As my neighbor pointed out, we have now entered the season where we have the air you can wear. Seriously it is the fashion accessory no one wants, but you can’t leave at home.

This season comes between the spring rains and summer drought, in case you are wondering.

Its when all the rain that fell sort of hovers for a last goodbye before disappearing. You know, for that extra special touch that makes you wonder what you did to anger God. Or maybe not the big god, maybe like one of the little imps from Dante’s Infermo taking a short vacation from the seventh circle or maybe the eighth. It’s been a while since I read Dante.

Maybe I’ll read it this weekend. After I order more body wipes. Seriously, they are far more useful than I anticipated. Hopefully the new batch will be used in happier times.

Speaking of happy, despite everything I smiled when stepping on the scale this morning. It was such a weird week I had no idea what to expect. Exercise was strange and almost non-existent and food was really hit or miss rather than anythinglike a scheduled meal. It was a pleasant surprise and I’m trying to be very low key about actually passing the 40 lbs mark. That particular mark has made me exceedingly paranoid, so I’m not going to talk about it, just smile quietly to myself and list the stats.

Starting weight: 246.0 lbs

Last week’s weight: 206.4 lbs

This week’s weight: 205.6 lbs

This week’s loss: 0.8 lbs

Total lost thus far: 40.4 lbs (squee)

Total left to lose (apx.): 82.6 lbs

Okay, quiet giggles of personal glee, and off to work for the day. With everything going on this week I am so far behind and will be spending much of the day trying to see a reasonable dent in my inbox. I’ll be posting the Makeup Bag post right after this and then later today (hopefully after a mountain of work has been cleared) I will be back for the Friday Face Mask. Hope everyone has a good Friday.

The Water Diaries Week 3

In an attempt to consume the eight eight ounce glasses of water recommended each day, I have been tracking my water intake for a full thirty days. we are at the end of week three of the month long trial and thus far things have been interesting. To be honest, I didn’t expect a lot of changes to occur. I regularly drink water, although as I found out at the beginning not as much water as I thought I did.

At the moment I will leave previous weeks to stand on their own and combine all my findings into one post at the end of week four when my official trial is over.

This week, while I did find the water easier to consume, I have also found myself waking up thirsty more often than not and immediately reaching for the water glass on my night stand as soon as I wake.

Oddly enough I did have one day where I didn’t meet my goal of water consumption. Although that is a bit of an understatement. It was the week to vote in the primaries in Tennessee and as I missed the early voting I had to go on Tuesday. Since I’ve only done early voting I only knew where my early voting location was and as it turns out this is not my regular polling place.

Of course as it happens my regular polling place wasn’t my regular polling place wither, at least not this time. we’ve had a load of torrential rains recently and my regular polling place was flooded. So I trekked to the alternate location to perform my civic duty as a registered voter.

I can tell you this, I will not be forgetting my early voting next time. My early voting is at the library. It is easy to find and located on high ground so it doesn’t flood.

To be honest, I had my morning coffee and then later in the day, around dinner time I think I had one or two of my recommended eight glasses. I didn’t want to drink too much too late and thus spend the bulk of the night running to and from the powder room, so I didn’t.

What’s the worst that can happen, I reasoned. I’ll have to admit to a day of failure. I can do that.

Yeah. Turns out my body had other plans.

Not only did I wake up feeling dryer than the Sahara, my body craving water. But I had a bit of a headache and I felt pretty wrecked. I seriously thought I was coming down with something and took my temperature.

My temperature was fine, so I popped a couple of Ibuprofen and went on with my morning.

That day I not only drank my allotted water but I drank more than my allotted water with no problems. I didn’t drink double, but I did end up drinking a little over a gallon of water that day. The headache faded, I felt better and things are now back to normal.

I think my body has gotten used to the extra hydration and was not terribly happy about being denied. And I did go to an extreme of a lot of water to very little. I’m sure if I lowered my daily amounts slowly it wouldn’t be as big a problem. It was just an unexpected strangeness.

To be honest, it felt a little like a hangover.

I suppose that shouldn’t surprise me as one of the main reasons for a hangover is that alcohol dehydrates you. So I suppose I dehydrated myself, without the cocktails.

Not as much fun really.

But good to know.

And that is it as I prepare to go into my final week of my water challenge. I have to say, I’ve learned more about my body this month than I expected.

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