|Pepto-Bismol could not save me...|
Monday morning I woke up and stepped on the scale. I can't remember the exact number, but it read somewhere around 157. I was frustrated. Even though I had done everything to the tee that week (including running a kick-A 7 miles) it looked like I was set to stay around the same weight as last week. I distinctly remember thinking, "Man...I wish there was something that could get me through this plateau. I am desperate!"
Flash forward a few hours later and I am puking my guts out with the worst case of stomach flu I have ever had. And I mean this--I hadn't thrown up since third grade. I was so proud of that record, but now I can only say I haven't thrown up since...yesterday. Not nearly as impressive.
But, I guess I got my wish because this morning I weighed in at a shocking 151.8. Gotta love the flu for weight loss. I'm sure that this won't last because it definitely wasn't achieved in a healthy manner, but I am going to enjoy it while it lasts! :) This is the lowest I have weighed in over 4 years. I guess the flu gave me something to celebrate!
That being said, it's time for the Wednesday Weigh-In!
I've gotta say--the flu took a toll on me. I lost more than an inch on a few places. I lost 2 inches on my waist, an inch and a half on my hips...Eesh! I wish this weight-loss plan on no one! Once I am able to eat again, I am sure that it will level out. However, I am going to do my best to keep the inches gone. What's the point in going through the suffering if you can't take advantage of the benefits? :)
Either way, I will be taking it easy this week. I don't feel up to working out, and I'm really not going to push my body too much as I am still feeling pretty weak. I hope that I'll be able to get a run in this weekend, but I doubt I will go for a big run. I'm just going to listen to my body and see how it is handling things. Wish me luck!