Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For...

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!


  1. I know how you feel!!! I hope you feel better soon. My flu bug just caught on yesterday, so we shall see how this goes. I am thinking about you.

  2. Ooof! Sorry you are sick! Losing weight from the flu is definitely not desired!

  3. I lose lots with Swine Flu last year....
    Wouldn't recommend it, though!
    Get well soon!

  4. Oh, Becky, Feel better soon! So sorry you are down with the flu. Take care. Congrats on the awesome Pre= flu week you've had.

  5. Hope you feel better real soon. Be gentle with yourself for a while!