Thursday, September 30, 2010

2.5 pounds

I'm having a hard time not being depressed today.

For one- I'm sicker than a dog.  My little crossfit trainer/friend said yesterday that if I didn't have a fever, and if I didn't have body aches- that a little cardio might help me get better faster because things are moving around when you're moving around, and you might be able to get better quicker.  So I went for a 5 mile run.  I'm not sure if I had a fever and didn't know it or what- but after the run I was sweating like I have never sweat before.  Literally 2 pounds of water...GONE.  I was so hot- I was convinced it was at least 105 or hotter outside so when I checked online to see how hot it was...turns out it was only 81 degrees.  And then I started feeling like CRAP!  Crap crap crap.

Right now I'm somewhat okay.  I took some sudafed this morning and squirted some flo-nase up my nose a few minutes ago.  I'm just kind of discouraged because I really want to work out.  I feel so fat after my trip home.  I was telling my roommate today that I don't understand it because it's literally a 2.5 pound difference- but that 2.5 pounds must be my "breaking point" or something, because those 2.5 pounds literally make me feel obese...and when I lose them I am so much happier.  Only 2.5 pounds!  I know I sound completely wacko- trust me, I know.  But seriously- people have been coming up to me in the last few weeks (before I went home) and asking me how much weight I've lost (several people)- and it was only that 2.5 pounds!  My mom and sister both commented on how much thinner my face looked when I got home. 2.5 pounds.  I don't get it.  My roommate pointed out that part of what it could be is that it seems the 2.5 pounds seems to come out of my face- so I notice it.  She noticed it (that it comes out of my face)- that's why she said that.  Others notice it.  I don't know what it is- but I am really feeling discouraged right now because that 2.5 pounds is here and I'm too sick to try to get rid of them.  :(

Plus I'm sick.  I don't like being sick.  :(

I'm over it!



  1. Hang in there. I know I said this the other day and you probably don't want to hear it, but when we are sick, it's our body's way of telling us to slow down, chill out and relax. You will get better and feel better and lose that 2.5 pounds in no time at all - just don't push it too fast and too hard.

    Feel better soon!!!

  2. Maybe all 2.5 is water weight? You ever notice how most people lose weight from the head down? It could be that once our bodies are hydrated (not too much salt, and more water) that we lose that bigger amount & then the rest is like removing fat pockets, but just little peices all over. Just a thought. At least you sweated some of it out...

  3. First of all, good job for having the discipline to go for a run when you weren't feeling well.
    Now just take a minute, feel better, and do what you were doing before, and the 2.5 pounds will come back off. Maybe even more quickly than they did the first time.

  4. Hmmm.... the mysterious 2.5 face pounds.... that's a new one. Could it be that your sinuses are swollen from allergies, thus making your eyes look smaller?

    I hope you figure it out, and I hope you feel better! Especially for the weekend.

  5. You know what? I get this. I know that sounds ridiculous BUT I get it. And here's my theory. I think it's becasue you are thin. Let me explain. You know how when an obese person loses say 40 or 50 lbs and not a single person notices? It's because they have so much to lose you can't see it. When you are thin - like you - the smallest amount of pounds shows up as obvious. I'm not saying this to sound vain or whatever - it's just true. I'm 5 lbs from goal and 2-3 lbs makes me feel completely different. 2-3 lbs and my clothes will start to fall off...because it's so close to being all I have left to lose. I'm not bragging - I'm just saying I get it and it's not crazy. And for me - it's always my face first. ILYG

  6. :{ Awww, it's hard being sick. Please take it easy. Ignore the cross-trainer friend and listento Debby--drink fluids, have some nice tea, lie down, rest. Careful with the sinus spray--it can backfire on you.

    Do not run, lift, cardio until you feel much better than you do now. Seriously.



  7. Hey girl... be sure not to over do it... i'm hearing about the crazy temps you guys are having out there lately! Anyway... glad to hear you're still running though sister..I'm still running but totally stuck in a plateau.. still going to WW but losing and gaining the same 3lbs all summer.. HELP! . miss ya love ya!!