Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Taking It Off Together Tuesday Week #18

I have no report this week. To be honest, I cannot tell if I've truly loss or gained anything. My body has been swelling up a lot this week. Of course that makes me gain weight instantly. If I were to post the weight, it would not be completely accurate. I would have to wait until the swelling goes down. Earlier in the week, and a little at the tail end of last week, I wasn't feeling very well. My throat felt sore and my body felt different. I wasn't sure if I was going to get a cold or not since both my girls had gotten one. I felt weak and tired, too. My sleep hasn't changed too much since last week which means I'm requiring naps in the daytime. I took a nap yesterday before the kids got home from school. I asked my husband to wake me up at 2:15 PM. He did, and I just couldn't get up. I was SO tired. I stayed in bed and kept on sleeping. He woke me again at about 3:00, at this point I had been napping almost two hours. I still didn't have the energy to get up. I heard my girls come home though and forced myself to get up. I was struggling for a bit.

This is how bad the swelling is this week: one, my feet feel like they're going to burst, two, as I took my girls to school this morning I slipped on my oldest daughter's flip flops quickly. She says to me, "You can't fit those. Your feet are too big. They're all puffy!" I asked, "You can tell they're swollen?" She said, "Yes." My girls have never really understood, until now i think, that my body really does swell up when I say it does. LOL This kind of swelling happens once a month, and I don't have a cycle as I had surgery to stop them, it also happens if I'm not well rested or if I get sick. Anytime I have a cold or flu, I swell up. When I had my fall down the stairs in my house earlier this year, my body swelled up. As a matter of fact, my right shin, still has a dent that looks bruised. If anyone bumps into it, it still hurts. This accident happen several months ago. Doctor said it would heal up in two months, it's probably been more like seven or so, and it's not completely healed. I tell you, I love thyroid/autoimmune disease! LOL

I'm hoping that the swelling will start to go down this week. Sometimes it will take a week, sometimes two. I want to be able to report something next week, whether it be a loss or a gain, but an accurate one.


This week our contest is sponsored by Christy! She is offering an Earth Theraputics Foot Care set for the prize for this week! If you’d like to sponser a prize, let me know! We are currently out of prizes!

The names of this week’s “losers” were dropped into a coffee cup and this week’s WINNER is Tammy!

Congrats to Christy for being this week’s biggest loser of 3 pounds!! Be sure to cruise over to her blog and congratulate her!

Chris - 1 GAIN
Tammy - 1.0 LOSS
Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog - No Report
Grace - 1.1 LOSS
Leigh - 0.5 LOSS
Clara - 2.0 GAIN
Dette - 0.5 GAIN
Julie - 1.4 GAIN
Cheryl - No Report
Audrey - 0.8 LOSS
Christy - 3.0 LOSS
Tina - No Report
Danielle - 2.0 LOSS
Jessie - No Report
Steph - No Report
CYN - No Change

This week’s total - 3.5 LOSS!