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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ugh......... and Yeah!

Just a quick post today. I'm not feeling great. I did a strep test on myself and it's positive. Boo!  No wonder I feel bad and my throat is sore. I got a big shot of penicillin in my booty and it hurt, but I hope to feel better quickly. I haven't had a fever, thank goodness so I've been able to work. I really cannot afford to be off considering I was just off all last week.

I had a happy thing yesterday when I weighed in. I was 189. Yeah! Finally I'm in the 180s. I have been eating only chicken soup all week as I can't get much else down, so I'm retaining water from the sodium. Plus I haven't been able to drink my water because my throat hurts too much. I really think I'll be down a nother pound or two when I can drink more and move more.  I'm glad to see the scale moving, no matter how slowly. I haven't felt like working out this week. In fact, I pretty much get through work, take a nap at lunch and get through work and go home and collapse into bed. I'm super tired, but I'm hoping the antibiotics will kick in soon. I'm on call this week and generally that is no biggie, but last night I got 3 calls in the middle of the night. Sigh.....

I hope I didn't offend anyone with my last post. I really was just expressing my sadness and frustration to see so many people doing things to hurt themselves. It's so sad to me and frustrating. On the bright side, I saw a patient this week who had been in about 3months ago and noticed my weight loss. I guess my weight loss inspired her because she was down 15 pounds. That makes me so proud.

I'm way too tired and feel way too bad this week to be inspiring with my posts. I hope you all are having a good week and I'll hopefully be back to myself soon. Take care!


  1. I hope you feel better soon:) Woo hoo on the new decade.

  2. Congratulations on hitting the 180's!!! And I really hope you feel better soon. I'm behind on blogs (it's been one of THOSE weeks), so I'll hit yesterday's entry to see if there's anything worth fussing over ;)

  3. Not inspiring?? Your weight loss success is always inspiring! Congrats. I hope you get over the strep quickly...no fun.

  4. Sorry about the strep, hope you feel better quickly!

    Congrats on getting into the 180's!! WOOOT!

  5. Strep is not fun - I call it "razor blade throat" - hope you are on the mend now!

  6. Nice work getting into the 180s, next stop 170s! feel better.

    Sports: let's hope for some good news from the 'boys and the Vikes. Least the boys one a game...


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