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Gloomy Sunday

Posted Feb 05 2006 12:00am

The scene outside my kitchen window matches my mood today; gloomy and depressed.

I tried to do a post last night, but couldn't get into blogger. Had an email from a friend who said he was having problems also so I know it wasn't just me. Whew!

Tim and I went to the movies yesterday to see "When A Stranger Calls". I loved the original one that came out (and have been informed it was a sequel to a movie called "Black Sunday" that I've not seen or heard of before) and when I saw it was being redone, I made Tim promise we could go.

I was not disappointed. Though it was a little different here and there (from what my memory tells me) it was pretty good. I jumped a few times and even had goosebumps a couple times. I'd definitely watch it again, but will wait for it to come out on DVD. There are a couple things going on in a background scene or two I want to look closer at.

So ... this is the end of week 53 for me. I had my one year anniversary date at Nutritsystem earlier this week (Feb 2). Even though I've not eaten NS foods since last April, I still consider myself doing their program. I follow the guidelines and it's worked so far.

I weighed in on Monday to find that overnight I had gone up six pounds. It was not a happy day. I know there is no way I gained six pounds of fat over a 24 hour period. It had to be fluid.

To support that, the lymphedema in my left thigh seemed to feel heavier and harder on Sunday. As the week has progressed, it once again seems to be larger than it had been. I wish there was a reliable way to measure it but I haven't found one. Today it doesn't seem as hard when I push on it so maybe it's going back down again. I sure hope so.

Stepped on the scale this morning and find that I have to report a gain this week. This is the third time I've had to report a gain. The scale showed 411 which means I am up three pounds from last week. ::sighs:: I'll just keep on going.

Before anyone asks, no I did not eat too many calories this past week. I was right in line with the four weeks prior during which I dropped 15 pounds. No, I did not consume something with a lot of sodium in it. I've been monitoring my sodium intake for a while now and actually been decreasing it a little. I did not work out with Richard this week. I will be starting a new workout DVD today and continue it through the month so we'll see how that goes.

I know that I'll keep going because I have goals to make. I am going to get under 400 pounds and then 300 and then 200. It's going to take a while, but I'm going to get there.

Now, for any who want to know more about lymphedema, here's a link to a spot I found good info this past week. Of course, it brings up all kinds of questions for my doctor at the end of the month, but it is informative.


Have a great Sunday!

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