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elaurie 04-18-2013 10:20 AM

eLaurie's starting over oddessey - a journal
This morning I weighed 208.5. Two years ago I was at 173.

I've always struggled with stamina, even in high school at 115. The summer after high school I contracted mono and was sick for 6 months...lost down to 85 pounds and looked frightful.

Since the mono, my issues with fatigue worsened. I've pushed through it for years until Thanksgiving of 2011 when I was sick with a viral infection and went into full-blown CFIDS. Insomnia (since infancy) has been another lifelong challenge for me.

The combination of CFIDS pain on top of insomnia has knocked me for a loop with my weight. I stopped exercising because of the pain. First I stopped aerobics, then walking, the finally yoga due to exercise intolerance pain. Sleepless nights, I confuse hungry with tired and get up and eat, preferably carbs. So there are the reasons for the weight gain.

I quit working in August of 2012 and am in the process of applying for SSDI. I had hoped that rest would improve my health, but it hasn't. A couple of hours of exertion (cleaning house, running errands) are about all I can handle. Four hours of errands puts me in the bed for several days.

I've lost doing low carb before and like eating this way. I hope to lose and very gradually begin exercising again.

So...the journey begins.

elaurie 05-31-2013 12:25 PM

Started Adkins induction yesterday. Starting weight 212. Am dithering about my goal weight. Am thinking 140, maybe 135.

elaurie 06-03-2013 07:08 AM

Four and a half pounds in four days! Whoo hoo! I know most of the weight is fluid loss but it sure looks great on the scale!

And I've got my ticker. My beach bod inspiration. :cool:

Aleina 06-05-2013 05:36 AM

Good luck with your new endeavour !:hiya:

elaurie 06-05-2013 11:51 AM

Thanks, Aleina!

elaurie 06-06-2013 07:04 AM

Ending week one of induction. Six pounds down and lost 2" from my waist!!!


GailyGail 06-07-2013 07:05 AM

Wow! Congratulations on your weight loss! You are really on your way!

elaurie 06-08-2013 05:30 AM

Thanks, GG!

8.5 down as of today!

elaurie 06-24-2013 10:44 AM

Broke into the 190s a couple of days ago--199.5. Back up to 201 this am :( ...but the plumbing is a 'lil slow. Took a mild laxative this morning.

elaurie 06-28-2013 06:33 AM

Bleh....blew it yesterday. Wrote BLOW IT DAY in my journal. What set this up? A week of no wt loss, pretty bad pain/fatique, and tempting food on hand for house guests.

But...I'm back on it today. :)

elaurie 07-01-2013 12:04 PM

Blew it again yesterday. :( Part of it was discouragement that I hadn't lost more this week. Part was a week of pain.

Anyhow I'm back going today. Back up to 204 though. :( Will update my ticker at Friday's weigh in.

elaurie 07-25-2013 03:21 PM

Blew it for over a week this time.

Back up to 203.5. I've got to get it through my head that this isn't going to be fast. :(

elaurie 07-28-2013 05:15 AM

Lost some water weight back on induction. Back to 200!

elaurie 07-29-2013 06:58 AM

Yay! Four days back on track and I get to move my ticker girl back to 199!!! :D

Looks like most of what I gained over the two 'holiday' weeks was water.

I'm hoping that blowing it for two weeks tricks my body into losing faster ...we'll soon see!

elaurie 11-08-2013 01:42 PM

Dang it! Starting over ...again! Have blown it for awhile now. Back to 203. :(

Not going to move the ticker girl, though.

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