Monday, April 18, 2011

Trolls and other fun things

This week has been an anathema to my otherwise stellar diet and exercise routine, or should I say, regime? After running last Monday, that is - running outside, in public, for all to see, and suffering burning lungs, legs, hips and ego, my sinuses staged a full out coup against my otherwise healthy body. The dripping nose, stuffy head, can't-decide-if-its-allergies-or-a-virus set in. Clartin D all day. Nyquil at night. Lethargy all around.

And I watched the scale. Drop. Drop. Dropping. How low can we go?

After a Tuesday morning epidode in the kitchen (faint or puke?), and slumping to the floor, I made an appointment with a doctor. Not my doctor cause, well, other than the growing list of specialists I see, I had only a physical on the horizon (had to schedule 18 MONTHS out!). Upon calling, I learned that "my GP" was no longer with the clinic and I had to reschedule that blasted physical anyhow...

By Friday, 5 days without exercise and 7 lbs down since Monday, I sat down with Dr. Huang. A hypoglyemic episode brought on my decongestants, sinus pressure, a purging system (dehydrated?) and likely diet. Try not to restrict calories intake so drastically and try a different decongestant.

So, I stopped taking decongestant all together and ate a patty melt. The first honest-to-God hamburger, not turkey, bison or Boca burger, that I've had in like, oh, 9 months. The Grumpy Troll in Mt. Horeb happily obliged my (new) doctors orders.

Post patty melt on the scales this morning:

Weight loss this week: 5 lbs
Total loss to date: 83 lbs
17 lbs to go.

And in the wise words of Dora The Explorer - "we've all got something that makes us happy and the grumpy old troll does too."


Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Found your blog through Jennifer @ Runner's Road and I love it! You've come so far on your journey already--I'll be reading to see what happens next!

Coy Martinez said...

Those before and after pictures from below are amazing. I went from 225 to 145 in 2 years. You can do it!!!

I'M Tri-ing said...

I also found you're blog through Jennifer @ Runner's Road. It's nice to have another Northerner (I live in MN) to enjoy the April snow with!

Elle said...

You have done so well.

Keep running! It gets easier.