Thursday, August 18, 2011

Weigh In Thursday!

Down .4 this week. No real surprise considering my social calendar last weekend but a loss is a loss. Yesterday, when I got to Yogalates these things were all over the floor.

It's a kettle ball apparently. It weighs 6 lbs. We've never used equipment so I didn't know where we were going with this. I soon found out.....push ups.Then we did some twist thingy's with them. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting.

I've completed the first 2 days of week 1 of C25K. I have a date with my friend Cindy tonight to do day 3 which completes the first week. Monday, I did it at 5:00 & it was HOT! The heat index was still over 100. We're going later tonight & hopefully it won't be as hot. If anyone is planning to start this make sure you stretch A LOT before & after. Several people gave me that advice & it's worked well in keeping me from being really sore & getting shin splints.

Some of you may remember that I went to the Dr. for a swollen lymph node. He'd told me if it didn't shrink in a week to call him. Well, I waited 2 weeks & it's still swollen. He referred me to an ENT. I went Monday. She put me on an antibiotic for 2 weeks & a week of steroids. I have to see her again in 2 weeks & if it hasn't gotten smaller or softer she'll "stick a needle in it". Ugh! I don't like needles. Especially, when they're stuck in my neck. Anyway, I haven't been able to sleep since Dean left. I wake up a lot during the night. Well, combine that with the steroids & it's awful. I normally don't have this problem with the oral steroids but I can't think of any other reason that I wasn't sleepy until 10:30 last night when my normal bedtime is 9:30 at the latest & I was wide awake from 2-4:15. Needless to say I'm not feeling real perky this morning. I was moving slowly so there was no time for a Starbuck's run either. So annoying.



  1. You are doing so awesome Traci! Still down!

  2. A loss is a loss!! I need to lose about 20 lbs, hopefully by Christmas, it's always a challenge! I've always heard how beautiful Alaska is, I hope to go there one day. I'd like to do that cruise! Thanks for visiting with me and your kind comments. Have a great weekend, hopefully you can get some rest and feel better!!

  3. A loss is a loss - yay! :)
    So sorry you aren't sleeping well. I'm not either and it is really affecting me during the day. I have been thinking of trying melatonin.

  4. Traci I hear you. Losing sleep is no fun. I have been having the same problem of waking during the night and being awake for several hours at a time. Ugh. It's exhausting. I keep thinking about stuff and I try to turn my brain off.

    I sure hope everything works out with the lump. I have a good feeling you will be fine.

    Warmly, ~Melissa

    PS To the lady above. I tried Melatonin and did not like it. I felt it was too strong and it made me groggy the next day.

  5. Congrats on the weight loss, Traci. I hope you get to sleep tonight and hope the lymph gland sweeling goes away so you wont have to get the needle. Ouch!...Christine

  6. Pushups are my favorite! They totally whip you into shape!!