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.