It’s ironic that my byline is “Ending my weight loss roller coaster for good” because I’m still riding it, even on the way down!
But at least I have a definite downward trend. Which includes this week–I lost the weight I gained last week, plus .2 lbs, so I’m down 3.2 lbs for the week and am sitting at 164.8. I have to say I’m surprised I lost any weight at all since I ate half a dozen cookies three days in a row (I know, I know!), but I’m happy to see the numbers getting closer and closer to the 150’s.
Mostly the reason I lost any weight was I got sick Tuesday night with a fever and didn’t eat much for 24 hours. You wouldn’t think that would be enough to lose any significant amount of weight but I’m telling you, Tuesday morning I weighed 169 (eeps!) and by bedtime I weighed 165.6. I guess it was all water that I gained because I was peeing a lot! Having a fever makes me really thirsty so I guess drinking all that water allowed my body to also release the extra water it was holding onto from the junky things I’d been eating.
OK, confession time. I know, you were thinking that eating half a dozen cookies three nights in a row was quite a confession all in itself but this one actually embarrasses me more.
I bought diet pills and they might have been what made me sick. What embarrasses me is to admit to buying the pills because I’ve bought into so many “miracle pills” without much results that I should know better. Anyway.
I found some all-natural herbal appetite suppressants with no added caffeine or other boosters and that appealed to me, especially now while I’m baking every day for the fair contests, because one of the main things that hurts my weight loss efforts is my tremendous appetite. I’ve been on diet pills that had appetite suppressants in them and I remember not feeling hungry at all, to the point where I almost didn’t want to eat anything. I wanted to have that again so that I wouldn’t be as tempted by my baked goods. I’m pretty much always hungry when I’m counting calories and that makes it very hard to resist these yummy treats I make.
Well, the pills came in the mail (they’re called Hunger Strike) and I took one. Thirty minutes later I was sick as a dog. Fever, chills, headache, backache, stiff/sore neck/, cold hands and feet. Perhaps it’s just coincidence that I took the pill right before getting sick but it’s mighty suspicious to me.
I Googled my symptoms to see if I could figure out what kind of illness I’d come down with and of course they all fit with septicemia, which kills half the people who get it. Do you think I freaked out? Oh yes I did! I kept Dennis up, piping up in bed with things like, “If I die tonight, will you tell everyone on MySpace and Facebook so they won’t wonder what happened? Will you post my BSI blog on Sunday if I die tonight? And don’t be stupid and spend a lot on my funeral–have me cremated.” (I’m way too practical to wish for an extravagant funeral and I for sure don’t want my hubby spending good money on having my useless dead body preserved for everyone to gawk at and take up good space in the ground while leaking out embalming chemicals into our water supply!) Obviously I had more important last words but you get the gist of my mindset. I wasn’t eager to kick the bucket but I was preparing to meet my Maker.
Dennis agreed to everything and I could hear a smile in his voice every time he said “OK.” He knew I was ridiculous and would be fine and of course he was right because I’m fine and dandy now. The funny thing is, I keep wanting to take another Hunger Strike pill but since I’m afraid of getting sick again, I am eating really well so that I don’t have to. So funny! I keep thinking…”as long as I can keep my eating under control, I won’t have to take the pill and get sick again.” It’s almost like the pill has become a threat to me–“don’t eat bad or I’m gonna get you!”
So that’s my drama for this week. OH, update on the pipe and the sewer flies! It’s fixed and there are only a few pathetic, starving flies remaining. YES! Our friend, Joe, from church came over at 10 am last Saturday and didn’t leave until 6:30 but by then, we had a new pipe that didn’t leak. Here the boys are at work:
And here’s our new, beautiful pipe!