Well I woke up this morning with swollen fingers and feet, a bloated tummy, and cramps. I also had to get up three times in the middle of the night to use the ladies room, so the number on the scale this morning was not at all surprising or discouraging. In fact, it was better than I expected: Precisely the same as last week. I must confess, however ... I am suffering the consequences of eating cheese yesterday due to a very slight lactose intolerance issue. I'm not usually this sensitive to it but I suspect having gone so long without eating any real, actual cheese has had something to do with my body's reaction to it. Why must something I love so much come back to bite me in the ass? (Figuratively speaking)
This felt like an extremely long week for some reason, so long that I actually briefly wondered if I'd missed a weigh-in and had to check the calendar to be sure. Tomorrow is picture day and I'm sticking to it in spite of feeling all puffy today. Puffy or not I'm still 16 lbs smaller than I was when I started this journey a month ago and that feels really, really nice, I just wish I felt better. I mean, I feel fine as far as the weight goes but physically I am feeling a little bit run-down, still can't kick this cough from being sick, and I still have congestion in my ears.
I got 100% on both of my class assignments for school last week so I'm happy about that too but in spite of waking up an hour before the alarm sounded this morning, I wish I could go back to bed for the rest of the day. It doesn't help that I forgot to make coffee last night before bed so that it would be waiting for me in the fridge this morning and I don't feel like brewing it up now. On the upside I discovered these awesome Newtons Fruit Crisps thanks to a friend of mine who introduced me to them. They're surprisingly tasty and relatively filling for only 100 calories. They also have 0 saturated and trans fat and contain decent potassium and protein! Now if I could just find them in the store, right now it seems that they are a promotional item so you can only get them from certain courtesy locations.
5 glasses of water
6 oz nonfat yogurt
1 Newtons Fruit Crisps Pack
1 can hearts of palm
8 oz pork loin (dry)
1 everything bagel w/cream cheese
1 can Progresso light chicken soup
2 slices white bread
1 laughing cow light cheese wedge
1 hostess 100 calorie snack pack
Daily Caloric Intake: 1530
50 leg lifts (side) each leg
Daily Caloric Burn: 245