Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Long time no see!

You see that big number up there ^^^ ?

I am 25.4 pounds down!  Wahoo!  The most I have ever lost on my own is 30 so I'm almost at that.  I haven't been feeling too well lately.  I've had this awful sinus problem this week and it's caused me to have a severely upset stomach.  Oh, speaking of upset stomach, I had my first stuck episode.  Let me just say, "OUUUUUCHHH!!!"  I'm a drama queen as it is when it comes to pain.  I absolutely can't stand it!  Well, let's just say I was eating a baked potato and forgot that I had a band.  I wasn't chewing as well as I should have been and got a big chunk of it that just went down.  I knew something was up because my chest got tight feeling and it started to hurt.  I stopped eating and sat down on the couch then about 10 minutes later it started.  At first I thought I just needed to use the bathroom.  It was a feeling like I had never felt before.  The next thing I know I'm hunched over my bathroom sink in pain and crying like a baby.  I couldn't breathe well and it just HURT!  I could feel it trying to go down.  Every bit of clothing I had on me felt like it was too tight so I stripped down to nothing and sat in the bathroom floor in front of the toilet.  Yea, nice mental image huh?  lol  I thought I was literally dying lol.  Again, keep in mind here that I'm a drama queen with pain.  Zero tolerance level.  Well, about thirty minutes later it finally passed.  I felt a lot better.  I never threw up or slimed and I actually think I would have rather done that than sat there in pain like I did. 

After that I've had this awful sinus issue so I haven't felt like working out at all.  I also haven't really been able to eat anything either.  Oh, off topic here.  Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to get in 64 oz of water a day?!  I'm doing good to get in 20.  I know, it's awful.  It's showing too because I think I'm getting dehydrated.  My skin is dry, pee is darker, and lips are chapping.  I need to get something to measure what I'm actually drinking.  Someone told me that if you drink two of the large bottles of Smart Water a day then that is exactly 64 oz.  That may be the easiest way for me to find out.  Anyway, I hope the rest of you are doing absolutely wonderful!!  My next post I will have some before and after pics and let me just tell you, I thought I couldn't tell I was losing at first......holy cow!  That's what I looked like was a big cow! 


  1. Hey congrats on 25 pounds down!! Thats so great :)

    For water, I'm admittedly really bad about getting enough water, but I have a Nalgene water bottle that is about 23 ounces filled to the top. I just try to keep refilling it so I'm sipping throughout the day. Sometimes I just suck it up and gulp it down when I want to get it over with. Get a water bottle that tells you how many ounces it holds, and just keep refilling it!

  2. I have the same issues with both pain and the water. My husband is a real trooper when I get stuck. He rubs my back and calms me down. I hate that feeling!

  3. I do like Ms. M suggested and have been having a cup before and after every meal, and that's 48 oz in itself! :) Then the other 2 cups are on me. You just have to make yourself do it until you find you'r body is craving it.

    Sorry about your stuck episode, I've been there a time or two. NO FUN!

  4. I am so afraid of getting I'm more afraid after reading your blog :-) Good motivation to eat slow and small bites!!!

  5. Could you please re-follow my blog! I changed the URL and now everyone who follows my blog can not see my new posts in their blog feed.

    Thank you,


  6. I'm following now...great start! I just count 4, 16oz. glasses I have, and I make sure I get two in before lunch (it helps to not be short at the end). -BG

  7. Ronnie sent me too!

    Great job on the 25 lbs. You're doing fabulously!

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