Saturday, December 8


Sorry I've been AWOL for a few days but I am here to explain. Good reasons I SWEAR! So, of course my "friend" (which is nobody's friend if you ask me) stopped by to visit on Wednesday night, just before bed. I had worked out that day like a mad woman and when I came home, I felt like I might be able to examine the contents of my stomach. I wondered why I was feeling so rough (and exhausted which is always my first clue). I bathed (I take a bubble bath almost every night) got out and I think I was checking my email when I got that uh-oh feeling. I went to the bathroom, checked it out and sure enough I had a visit. When I was a teen & actually before birth control, I never felt like this. Awful cramps so bad that I'm nauseaus, hunched over (one of the guys at work said "what's wrong? Headache?") and many times breathing like I'm about to have a baby. But now, every cycle seems to get worse. That night I took a sleeping pill, turned on my heating pad because the cramps started pretty much right away and then went to sleep.

This morning I woke up and was in A LOT of pain. I ate Advil for breakfast along with some coffee and all day long I could barely stand it. I worked a full day but I don't think it was a productive day. I don't remember much from Thursday except coming home, soaking in a hot bath, climbing into bed, and moaning from all of the stupid pain. I was gonna work out this day but I could barely stand up, let alone move my ass on an elliptical.

I didn't have to go into work.. YAY.. and my cramps were as horrendous as the first night so I stayed in bed with my trusty heating pad. My goal was to work out in the afternoon before our office Christmas party/dinner. THAT didn't happen. I moaned and groaned ALL DAY to the point where my dog was whining because she was worried about all the noise mommy was making. :( While in bed I got a few texts asking if I was going to the dinner and wrote back about my condition and that I would try and do they have anything illegal. :) I got a text back from two friends saying that one would try to bring something and the other would definitely bring something for me.

Christmas Party
Friday night was the night of the office Christmas dinner. We had it at a restaurant by the water called Macgregors. Sounds classy but it was actually very relaxed (it had a NEON sign out front). It's always weird seeing our installation crew actually in regular clothes and showered. But anyway. My illegal meds hookups arrived (they remain nameless so as to not incriminate). One of them FORGOT and the other slipped me a yellow pill with a V on it. Yeah, you guessed it. And you can guess who is remaining my friend. So I took the little pill with the V on it and soon after started to feel tingly in my face and soon after that I got the giggles. I felt very removed from my environment.. it's the only way I can describe it. I kept asking if I was talking too loud. Embarrassing. Tingly, giggly but the cramps AND my headache went away. YAY! That was until the nausea kicked in. Boo! You see, I had very little appetite and I was not in the mood for my filet mignon (which I took two small bites and SAVED flex points for). I took a bite or two from my mashed potatoes, ate 4 onion rings, my salad and called it a day. Oh yeah, I did eat a little of my apple pie a la mood... less than half. I ended up eating only 20 of the 24 POINTS I'm allowed. I left the party with a designated driver and came home to, you guessed it, my comfy cozy bed. BUT that was not before I tried to fix a very annoying computer problem. I guess I was jazzed up from the umpteen diet Pepsi refills. Anyway, I'm less high now and am happy to report I have zero cramps. YAY!

Ok, so I'm supposed to work out 3x a week for 30 minutes each session doing some type of cardio. I worked out 2x this week doing a total of 1hr and 45 minutes. So that's not bad at all. No strength (s)training this week. I'm hoping to either maintain or of course lose. I feel like I've been eating a lot this week (because I've been eating my activity points) so if I don't have a loss I may eat less of them next week.

Hope you all are having a FABOO weekend. I'm going to a bowling birthday party tonight so that should be lots of fun. Pictures of the Christmas and bowling party to come later. I'm out.


MMalloy said...

Sounds like a rough week, but I am glad you were able to get out to the CMAS party and have a little fun.
I think for how you were feeling you did a fine job on the work-out front!

Swizzlepop said...

So sorry to hear about the horrible cramps. That has got to suck! A little advice, NO CAFFINE when TOM arrives, something in the caffine makes the cramps worse. Have your morning coffee if you need it but that is it and nothing cold either. Drink lots of room temp. stuff or hot tea like chamomile or ginger.