My first goal this week will be to stick to my running plan...for real this time. Although, I am fine that I substitute the elliptical one or two times, as long as it isn't instead of a speed/tempo workout or long run.
|The 3 is for week 3 over on the left.|
My other goal will be to just keep tracking everything. It is easy for me to get bored and lazy and just not write things down because I think I have been doing okay. I have serious food amnesia and rarely eat well if I'm not keeping a record of it somehow.
I definitely had a case of the Mondays today!
|Case of the Mondays|
Last night was rough! I was laying in bed when I started getting a lot of pressure in my stomach. I knew what was happening! About 7 years ago, I started getting acid reflux/heart burn (I really don't know the difference) really bad. At the time, I had put on quite a bit of weight and almost all of my meals (all five to six of them) consisted of fast food and soda. I started getting the worst pain right under my rib cage to the point I couldn't sleep or eat. I finally went to the doctor. She said that I needed to stop with the caffeine and unhealthy foods and prescribed an acid reflux pill that I would have to take every day. I was 24 or 25! I was too young to be on this stuff for the rest of my life! So, that's when I quit caffeine for two years and lost my 50 lbs the first time I did Weight Watchers.
I stopped taking those pills after the first 30 ran out to see if I would be okay without them, and I was. I had a few flare ups over the years, but always after I had eaten like garbage. I guess my body doesn't appreciate all of the junk food the way I do.
So, last night when I started getting the flare up again, I was hoping it would pass quickly. No chance! I was up until 4 am. The pain was just an insane pressure of what feels like built up gas and an acidy burning. I threw up a few times, but just felt like I needed to seriously fart or poop with no relief!
I slept with a heating pad on my stomach. It makes me feel better somehow. And slept sitting up on the couch for a couple of hours before work.
I still felt yucky for most of the day and have soreness under my ribcage and all I've eaten today was some pretzels, a bun, an orange, and of course water. I just really hope I don't have to go through this again tonight.
On the funny side, Kevin asked me if I had made my goal yet. I was confused in my sleepy state, and asked what are you talking about? He said, you know, one stomach flu from your goal weight. Haha! That's what I always say when I'm sick.
What are your goals this week?