October 31, 2007

HALLOWEEN PHOTOS

Just for fun, I put up halloween photos on my photo page, I'll probably add more that I take today later: CLICK HERE

Hoppy Halloween

SO I need to rant for a minute about carpool. Nobody wants to get into a car that smella like ass- okay? PLEASE people invest in a car wahs and/or air freshner every once in awhile!!!! Also, if you're driving two strangers into the city, hold off on the phone calls please. If you have a conference call you need to be on, make that call from home, or work or sit in traffic alone, ok? This was the first time I did not say thank you when exiting a car. Grrrrr. Okay, rant over.

Happy Halloween. I slept really good last night except for waking up at 1am with some really bad heartburn. I took a pill and it took about 30 minutes to kick in and i was off to dreamland again.

So, I guess you might have noticed. It's wednesday, it's halloween, and I am about half a pound up. Oops!!! back on track starting today!!!

Oh in other news, I saw my buddy Blythe for the first time in at least a year last night. It was 5pm and work was stressful, so I said hi to him on IM, we agreed we could both go for a drink and met at chevys, where i got more drunk than ive been in a LONG time. He made me get the BIG margarita! It was fun though, he is sort of a symbol of what i miss about the city, getting together, being social, bars, drinking, laughing a lot. It was fun. We left chevys around 8 or so and walked a couple blocks before parting ways. Once at the bus I called wes who told me there was an earthquake, minor one, then people on the bus were talking about the big earthquake, and my mom called from socal having heard about it and i get home to my roommate watching it on the news and checking it online ... oh boy! ANd I didnt even feel it, but then again after giant margarita time ., ...

Okay, well wish me the best at the weigh-in today.

October 30, 2007

October 30th

So I keep remembering things I want to mention in my blog way after the fact. Like last week when the woman in the 2-seater fushia-colored porche pulled up on my way to carpool and took me to work ...vrrrooomm!

Or how this is the second day in a row I left my keycard at home- Oops!

But the real focus of this blog is my life and my struggles and my successes with my health.

I made a big step yesterday. I e-mailed a therapist Matthew recommended to me some time ago. I hope she is cheap and near-by and fits with my schedule, because I am realizing I can not go further with this without some therapy-type support.

Tomorrow I also pay my increased rent, having been in my apartment just over a year. I think early next year I will start looking into the option of moving again. There are pros and cons to this.

Pros are: - If my roommie is into the idea maybe I get to keep her and her sweet cat. I think we get along really well as far as roomamtes go adn I would def. call her a good friend as well. This moves into the con section if she doesn't want to move with me.
- I get to live with Wes! The idea of seeing the love of my life everyday really rocks hard.
- potentially cheaper rent- saving money rocks too!
- I could get a bigger place- with a washer and drier
-Another chance to purge junk I dont need and reorganize!

Cons are: - My boyfriend and I have some sleep issues (one of us snores and the other hates earplugs), I might occassionally miss spreading out on the bed.
- Moving sucks, and i have a lot fo crap
- my commute could potentially suck worse
- I doubt i would find another location as convenient to the one i am at now- now i am very close to my best friend, the lake, the farmers market, trader joes/walgreens, carpool, three transbay bus lines, lots of breakfast cafes and froyo, etc, etc, etc

BUT alas, it's getting to be the sink or swim time in my relationship and I would rather swim and be happy with my babe.

Tomorrow is halloween and I have nothing planned, but I am okay with that. I might pick up some candy (something with nuts cause idont like nuts) for the kids, should any happen by (i doubt it).

Thats all my news for today.

October 29, 2007

The dangers of Pyrex

So this mornign when I got up, the kitchen door was closed . . which it never is, and there was a nte from my roomie that a pan exploded and glass went everywhere and she wasnt sure she got it all, so she put the cats food outside of the kitchen and closed the door.

After a bit i figured out it must have been my pyrex pan sitting on the stovetop, maybe the cat knocked it over? or my roommie? But there were no large peices of glass in the trash and that pan was 9x13!

After I got home and talked to her, my roommate said they heard a loud pop and the glass was everywhere- it even shot out into the hallway, it was under each burner, all over the counters and floors, etc.

Then I looked online and found this:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2005/pyrex.html

I wrote to pyrex about their warranty, but frankly, im a little afraid to use it again!

So Sleepy

Morning there.
So as all Mondays are, there lot's of news.

Friday night Jessica came to my work for the halloween party and we dressed as twins, it was fun. The party was geared towards kids and there was total kid food there, and I didn't even try to restrain myself (well maybe a little, I suppose I COULD have had a third cookie). We had a blast though.

Saturday Wes and I ran errands and saw the movie "Dan in Real Life" which was good.
I also got some bad news from a good friend. I had hung out with this friend not too long ago and she has been known to get headache's and not really into driving or driving at night, etc. So when she conplained of headaches and numbness, while sympathetic, I probably did not make as big of a deal out of it as I could have. She said she would go see a doctor. Some period of time later she did call and tell me that doctor recommended she see a neurologist as a precaution. Well this weekend she said the specialist did an MRI and found a tumor in her head. About walnut siized and needs to be removed. Holy Shit! Her tone and attitude while telling me was so calm and matter-of-fact, no-big-deal that I didn't freak out, but I must say I am scared for her. She asked me for support and I was proud of how well she is handling it. I plan on being there for her, cause you can never have too many friends when you're facing something like this!

I wish I had a rainbow to dedicate to her or something cool, but I don't, not today. Because uyesterday was laundry and dinner and not enough sleep, follow by a foggy monday morning where I find my dish broke and my bad hair day is unmanageable and then I come to work only to spill milk all over my shirt, sweater and pants. So I am sure come this afternoon, no one will want to be within wiffing distance of me.

So I dedicate my next good day to my friend, should her tumor be removed and she go on to be in perfect health.

October 26, 2007

Spooky Friday

So today was kind of exciting because it's the big Halloween event at work and Jess and I are volunteering, and dressing as twins! Fun! I got back on the plan yesterday and even remained under my daily points allowance (and my daily points allowance is 4 points less than when I started!)

I finally logged into my free e-tolls, and I love it! I am very confidant about moving towards my 10% goal and my ultimate goal.

In other news Thursday nights are always a little awesome for me because the only show I must watch on TV is Grey's Anatomy, and last night was a good one. It's nice to just relax and watch a show sometimes.

Today was also pay-day, I paid my bills and must be conservative now since the trip is coming up.

Thats all my news for now (although I almost always think of something after the fact)

October 25, 2007

I won AGAIN!

I knew it was a fluke the few times I did not win the lotto, so after my big win, was it last week(?), I bought another ticket, and sure as shit I won again! Now don't start hitting me up just yet, last time I got 11 big ones for getting two numbers AND the mega number, and this time I only got the mega number (although oddly three of the other numbers are only one single number away from the cirrect winning number, coincidence?- I think NOT). So getting the mega number twice in a row is really rad. I probably only won one or two bills, but hey, a win is a win, right???

In other news, I got a call about my motorcycle accident settlement from over a year ago and it looks like the check's in the mail. I don't really get why they are sending me money, but I don't think I will complain, or ask questions.

My luck isnt all roses though, unfortunately I got a message from a friend's sister that my friend was ill and taken to the ER yesterday. I left a message for her this morning, as I heard she is back home. Hopefully she is okay.

In other news, according to Weight Watchers I am only 2lbs away from my 10% goal- Halleluyah!

Okay, I guess I am a bit blessed, as on top of everything I have to brag again about how awesome my boyfriend is. He met me for dinner out last night (I worked late and was in no mood to cook) and my back was hurting so he rubbed my back and totally took care of stuff so I could lay down, then I woke up to a post-it on my mirror professing his love for me. It just doesnt get much better than that.

I seriously feel like I need to pinch myself and wake up. I am very happy ('cept about my friend who is sick, but I am glad she is already home, which means she is better).

October 24, 2007

Yay for Wednesday

So last night I ttoally relaxed. I got the last of Matt and Haydee wedding photos up on my photo page and started on the truck photos for wes. . . then as I was doing so my computer started acting funny. It would not let me drag and drop photos from iPhoto into a folder, like I have been doing forever. Weird! I ran out of time anyway and just logged off. Hopefully I will figure it out tonight.

I finally had a good nights sleep last night (although it wasn't long enough. Oh I almost forgot to mention, I had ordered some new clothes from Old Navy online and they came yesterday! I ordered two pairs of the same pants in my size that I ususally always get, and one size smaller (since most of my pants seem big these days). I tried on the regular size first and was really dissapointed that they fit so well .. .but then I tried on the smaller size and they fit even better!!! I am returning the larger size and I am exstatic! I got a few other things as well. One is a cable-knit zip-up that is super comfy, but a little frumpy and I want to get wes' opinion on it before I decide to keep it. I also got a sweater I like, but I think I might exchange for a different color.

In other news I got a ride to work with the Chronicle lady today and we chatted the whole way here and I got a ride right to work- Yay!

ALso, I am down again on my weight, but we will see what the WW scale will have to say about it today!

October 23, 2007

Terrible Tuesday

Okay, so today is not so terrible . .. . but I didn't sleep well last night and I am having a bad hair day, and to top it off, there was hella (yes, hella) traffic this morning.

In other news I watched a foreign film from netflix last night that was pretty good. I forget the name, but it was about a boy from a poor family, poor farming rural area that stumbles upon a hole in the ground in which he finds a little boy, chained up. He soon finds out his parents are involved in the kidnapping of this young boy and he helps the boy (brings him food and water, plays with him). Next thing you know he overhears his family saying they have to kill the boy since the family wont pay the ransom, so well .. . I guess I can not tell you how it ends cause some poeple hate knowing, email me if you wanna know, but it was really good ending I think.

Tomorrow is the first WW meeting of the new session and I am excited! Bigger group and free e-tools!

That's all I have for today.

October 22, 2007

Monday Morning- Links in this blog!

So I had a pretty great weekend. My step-dad came to visit and we had a great time. Friday night Wes and HL came over and I made dinner, then Zak and Jim (My step-Dad) came over and we all ate. After eating Matthew came over and Wes laid down (He was sick most of the weekend) and the rest of us played a couple games. First we played Pass the Pigs, this game at first makes my head hurt a little cause you use two tiny rubber pigs like dice and it's hard to memorize all the positions and points, but it very soon becomes fun as you rack up points and perhaps lose them. First person to 100 points at the end of a round wins. Well I was losing and Matthew was doing really well when he lost all of his 80-something points, then someone managed to make ti to another turn w/o someone else winning and got 100 points in one turn in the next round. He didnt win, but it was very exciting! Next we played a very rousing game of Apples to Apples, my personal fave. Eventually Zak and Jim went back to Zak's and Wes and HL stayed over. Saturday Jim and Zak came back over in the morining and we all carved halloween pumpkins! They all turned out really good. I will put the pics up on my photos page when I get a chance.

After pumpkin time Wes took HL home and went home to rest and get better. Then Zak, Jim and I went to the city so they could see the Academy. They really enjoyed it and even got things at the gift shop. We had sammiches in the city and then went back home where zak started on dinner. Eventually we sat down for a super delicious pot roast, potato, asparagus, rice and salad dinner followed by a yummy brownie cake . .mmm . . .. I met Zak's roommate for the first time and we relaxed and ate and had a good time. I went home and came back the next morning for another yummy meal. After the meal we went for a walk around the lake, then Jim and I went to Walnut Creek, got FroYo, saw wes' home and truck and workplace and he showed us around a bit before we went to pick up zak for an early dinner in berkeley before taking jim to the airport.

Diet-wise I was doing really well and was super excited to have dropped below 240 for the first time, but as of the official weigh-in this morning I was exactly 240, so 21lb loss total- not bad! I know I could lose faster, but I am enjoying my slow pace.

October 19, 2007

Zak Nelson Original Holiday Card Exclussive!!!

I hate when I buy cards and receive the same one ..twice because it's the most popular cute one from the card store.

Well this year there's one card you won't mind getting, or giving many times over, adn that is my fabulous artist brother Zak's first ever hoiday greeting card, now available to anyone with $20 or $40!!!

Oh and add a link to this super awesome blog to your website!!!

Check it out:

Howdy one and all

I'm pleased to announce the first-ever greeting card from Zak Nelson Design.

Attached is a JPEG image. (The interior text reads, "...or at least be
cute about it.") It is a standard 4.25 x 5.5 inch glossy card, full
color. I am selling them to family and friends in sets of 20 and 10,
in plenty o' time to spread the holiday cheer (and chaos).

Set of 20, with white envelopes, is $40.
Set of 10, with white envelopes, is $20.

Add an extra $4.60 for shipping, or else make arrangements with me to
pick them up in person! You can pay by cash, personal check, or PayPal.

Write me back (or call 510-387-2379) with your order: let me know how
many you want in multiples of 10, and provide an address and phone
number. I'll get back to you within 24 hrs to confirm the order.

I don't have a website yet for viewing cards and placing orders
(coming soon!), but if you're curious about what I've been working on,
check out The Snackies at http://thesnackies.blogspot.com .

Hope to hear from you soon!

Cheers,
Zak

Devastation and Natural Phenomenons

What a day!
So after I cooled down from the excitement of my big lotto win, I went about my day and it wasn't until the near end of the day that things got exciting again. Haydee had sent me a message asking if I have heard about what happened to a friend of mine, she happens to know through some online forum, then she signed off before I could reply. I called her since it was after 5:30 and she told me the story. Almost hard to believe. This friend, let's call her 'the bride', was scheduled to be married at a winery up north this weekend, and I guess a week or so ago her fiance called off the wedding! Devastating! A $30k wedding and family flights all booked, a fairy-tale wedding, all canceled. In her anger, the bride's mother calls the groom's sister only to find out he has been debating his gender identity- SHOCK! The bride then logs into his e-mail to find messages about hook-ups, subscriptions to transgender sites and responses to room-for-rents. The kicker of it all was he still wants to be with her (as a man or woman I wonder?). You can not get a story this crazy on J.Springer. Even though the bride and I aren't close enough for me to be invited to her wedding, I felt compelled to make sure she is okay. I e-mailed and called and asked her to feel free to lean on me. Poor thing.

Which brings me to the natural phenomenon, which I dedicate to the bride. After spending my evening cleaning house I slept well and got ready for work this morning. As I opened the door to the mini-van that would take me to work this morning a little spider appeared in the doorway. I waited until he was safe before slamming the door, but he only went into the crevice of the door panel, and I did not want to hold up the carpool line, I hope he is okay. Sorrym that was off-subject (but worth mentioning I think). Anyway as we made our way towards the bridge it got misty and out of nowhere appeared one of themost beautiful rainbows I have ever seen in real life. At first it appeared to start in the heart of the city and stretch over the bay bridge and dump into the middle of the bay, but as we got closer, it filled out and came right from treasure island over our heads, with ahint of a second rainbow next to it. Something about rainbows really taps into my sense of childish wonderment. Mother nature knocked my socks off and just made me feel mortal. To me it symbolized hope and beauty, and so I dedicate that rainbow to the bride, may she pull through the pain and dissapointment and find her true love and have her fairytale wedding.

My dad is coming in today and I am making dinner tonight. I am excited for the weekend and happy to have a clean house.

In other news, I have been trying hard again at my diet and it's paying off- check out my ticker!

October 18, 2007

I Won! I Won!

So I hope this doesn't change the way you look at me, or act around me, but I won the lottery . ...again. I've decided I am keeping it all though. I am not going to be a pussy like those other people and give some to a charity or pay off debt. Nope, I plan to blow my whole winnings on something good. . . . all $11 dollars!

Some people were doubters, they said "why do you waste your money and time? You will never win" but I told them there was no possible way I could lose three times in a row, and I was right. My third and final ticket in an undisclosed period of time was in fact a winner. It occured to me this morning that I had the ticket in my wallet and I decided to go online and check the numbers. Sure enough two numbers PLUS the mega number were matching. Although the curiosity burned with my excitement and I HAD to find out how much I won. I decided I would go to a liquor store in the city as soon as I could. I walked well out of my way until I found one that had the lotto sign and sure enough, I won a whopping $11. I tried hard to play it cool like I win all the time, but my grin told otherwise. I called Wes and I trotted off to work.

I've decided to keep my job and not tell anyone at work. Just better to be professional about it, ya know? So anyway .. ...

In other news I mised my first WW meeting yesterday, but it's Okay. Next week I will start fresh.

My poor honey is sick, so last night I went over and brought him cold medicine and dinner. I hope he is better today. I slept really good last night, wish I could have slept longer.

That's all my news for now .....now go out and buy a lotto ticket! (Or not, ya know, to increase my changes).

October 17, 2007

Big Day

It's sort of a big day. Not only did we organize a big open house for WW at Work, but we are doubling the group and I brought snacks. But unfortunately I have to be at a Finance Committee meeting to take notes at the same time. Bummer! In other news, I have gained a pound and a half. I still thinks it's because of that time of month, but we will see. Next week I am going to recalculate my points and kind of start fresh.

In other news . . . . well I can not think of any other news. So here is me this morning:

October 16, 2007

Tired Tuesday

Mornin all.

So yesterday my noteworthy adventures include a collections tour at work (saw a great white, exotic birds, kayak made out of seal skin, etc), lots of compliments on my jacket and blouse (wish I could get my whole wardrobe upgraded) and hanging out with Haydee (she was locked out).

My right ear has been really itching/hurting/bothering me and I think I will miss the weight watchers meeting tomorrow because of another meeting I have to be in.

So thats the good news and bad news. More tomorrow!

October 15, 2007

I Let myself go Again

So I gained back a little and I don't knwo if it's because I let myself go, or because it's that time of month. Either way next week is the beginning of a new WW session and I will be getting online tools, to better track my progress and daily journal of food. So I think I will be renewed and ready to really give it a stronger go and get the next 20lbs off! This morning was another good example, as I just was not excited about making alunch and left without one. Thank goodness I left a couple yogurts at work, cause I am starving! I did have some cereal this morning, but it wasnt enough. Anyway, my weekend was good. Pretty relaxed, spent time with HL and my babe, also I got to see my good friend Jenai and we saw the movie "Into the Wild" which I LOVED. I highly recommend it, but I warn you, it will make you want to quit your job, get an RV and live "on the road".

In other news my step-dad is going to be visiting and I am stoked for that! He wi8ll get to see where I live and work and meet HL and we will just get to spend time, which is good. My mom was supposed to come, but couldnt get a day off work. I love when people visit and I get to show them around and it forces you to clean house and take the weekend off to be a tourist and do fun things, and that rocks.

Today I feel good about this week. I had a crappy week last week (mostly work stuff) and I wore my new blouse this morning and started working on important stuff right away (boss complimented new blouse) and I just feel like I can turn things around and do good this week.

Thanks again for reading and for the comments/support/e-mails. Keep it up!

October 12, 2007

Happy Friday

Oh I am so glad it's Friday (and payday). Yesterday was stressful again, but it got better,and I was stoked to watch Grey's Anatomy. It's my favorite TV show. I updated my status tickers, still making progress! I also still do not feel like I look any different. I decided to have fun with the special effects on thid computer:



This weekend will be pretty relaxed and I can happy about that. I hope you have a nice weekend too!

October 11, 2007

Long Week

Yesterday was a bad day at work. I know all people can gripe about their bosses at one time or another. I guess I have mixed feelings. I think my boss is a good person, but I do not think we communicate well. Plus I am still new. I am going to work on this. In other news, according to WW I am down over 222lbs now. I don't think this is accurate again thoughbecause I wore a different, heavier pair of shoes yesterday and decided to take them off for weight in (I dont usually). I later weighed the shoes alone to find out they are a cool 2.6lbs!

I ate pretty well yesterday if you ignore the ice cream (it was low=fat though) I had after dinner.

I am very tired this morningn and can not wait for the weekend!

October 10, 2007

Back On

I kind of gave up on the diet this week, but as of this morning, I am back on!

Here is me this morning:


yesterday I totally came home from work and chilled out, it was nice. Nothing to report- Maybe tomorrow.

October 9, 2007

Photos

Just wanted to share some pics:

First, this is the truck Wes got ... Consider this a "before" picture


This is me walking down the aisle before the bride and groom with the maid of honor:


This is the bride and groom:



I forgot to mention my weight loss progress. Well I didnt write down my foods this long weekend and pretty much let it all go. Last weigh in I was still down though ...not sure about now, but this week doesnt count! Weddings and birthdays and the like dont count!

I Heart Long Weekends

I had to leave work early Friday for the weddign rehersal and rehersal dinner. The rehersal went smoothly, but the dinner was a little hairy. Poor Matt and Haydee. The restaurant we went to was hosting a huge convention of chinese people who had a microphone and continue to assault our ears all night as we noshed on some too-authentic-for-my-taste chinese food. But we all laughed and drank wine which was great. The next day Matt and I had breakfast with wes, got our hair fixed up and picked up the kegs. The wedding was perfect. It was really classy and beautiful and fun and the food was awesome, all the vendors rocked. The cerimony was touching and sweet and warm and beautiful. Not a dry eye in the place! I got compliments on my hair and my shoes and my toast. We stayed late and even went with a group of people afterwards to matt and haydees suite at the hotel for a little while, but Wes and I were very tired. Sunday Wes changed the oil on my car and we saw a stupid movie. I had Monday off and went in for the bloodwork my doctor wanted as well as go shopping a little. I'm wearing my new top now:


I dont knwo why my computer takes photos with so mucn flash, i look like a ghost. Anyway . . . last night wes and i met up with brett and kerry. brett was handing over his 1951 chevy farm truck to wes, who wants to restore it and make it hot rod. then we went to dinner and wes and i drove the trucks back to his house. I enjoyed driving his truck, i felt big and tall on the road.

Back to work today . . . . im sleepy!

October 5, 2007

Friday!

This is me Friday

Yesterday I did not make a wise choice at lunch, but I don't feel guilty and I don't think it will greatly effect my diet, but I thought I should mention it. I did though get out of the office and it was a really beautiful day in the city. I had to go closer to embarcadero for an errrand and so I decided to call Matt and hop on a street car. On really nice days and during special holidays they take out this really cool convertable street car with string lights and flags and wooden seats- it's really cool and it pulled up just as I got there, practically empty. I got on, talked to matt and watvched the blue angels fly above my head in the convertable street car! see here: http://www.streetcar.org/mim/streetcars/fleet/antique/228/index.html

This morning I am very sleepy and coughing a lot, I can tell there some buried mucus or something that my body is trying to expel. It sucks. I don't know what to wear to the rehersal and dinner tonight. I am having a bad hair day. I'm tired. I have two big zits on my arm that I picked at and now I'm nervous about my sleeveless dress I am wearing at the wedding. Oh well. I'm still excited for the festivities and I hope I remember everything I need to know/do.

I will let you know how it all goes!

October 4, 2007

Where did this week go?

This is me today.




I just had some multi-grain cheerios and I go in and out of coughing fits.

The first thing I feel compelled to talk about is my boyfriend Wes. Sometimes I am not sure he realizes how friggin much he means to me. He really is the love of my life and I don't see myself being where I am now and doing any of this without him. He gives me a sense of security and love and happiness that jess makes me worry less about everything. Life is so much better with him. Thats all really . . . . . I just felt like mentioning him. LYB!

Yesterday was rough, I felt pretty okay but could not stop coughing at work. That was annoying, and I think I am in for more of the same today. Best part of the day, and this whole "getting sick" thing- I weighed in a total of 20.6lbs lighter on the WW scale yesterday! I got my fourth 5lb star and lots of applause, I was really stoked!!! I still have a long way to go, but it feels good.

Considering I started over 260, and now I am just over 240 feels really good, but I remember when I was in my last year of high school and I had weighed in at the doctor's office over 230 and I no longer qualified for my health insurance and I had to go on a special high-risk health insurance and my mom freaked out big time. I rmember she threatened to not let me go to college or take away the car if I didn't lose weight . . . but I was a teenager and I wasn't going to do it by myself. I wanted her to cook with me and excersize with me and she was a single working mother and couldn't do it with me, so it never happened. I never really even tried because I had this juvenile idea that if I lost weight it was for her and her insurance or something. But now I just do it for me, and hey if I manage to get to my goal, and keep it off, maybe I will insire someone else and it will all be that much better.

October 3, 2007

Back to Work

So I am back at work, coughing a lot, but feeling less weak and less achey. My appetite escaped me early this morning, but is creeping back in .... perhaps I will hold off though until after weigh-in ..hehe.

I had trouble falling asleep last night since I slept so much during the day, but had a good nights sleep.

I was very dissapointed to find out that the Chevy dealer in the city charges twice as much for an oil change as the one I bought the car from, so I drove today for nothing! Well probbly a good idea im not walking in the cold air today anyway

My only other happy news is that thanks to my bro, I will finally be a published photographer! A photo I took of my roommate's cat is going into a cat behavior book his company is publishing. My roomie and I are both excited- Thanks Zak!

More tomorrow . ..

October 2, 2007

Strange Symptoms

So for the second night in a row I got a really high fever and chills and sweats at bed time. Only in addition last ngiht I developed a strange rash on my arm that went away overnight. The rash really worried me though so I called the on call doctor, who advised I probably had a virus but to be checked out in the morning. I also feel queezy and this mornign when I woke up I had no fever and no rash, so I got in the shower and figured I would go to work. but then I started feeling really weak and shaky. I had to lie down. The doctors office doesn't open until 9am, so here I am, on hold with the office, going to see if I can get in for an appointment . . . Okay looks like my doc's first available is 1:45pm. SO looks like I will probably hop back in bed!

PS- being sick rocks the weight loss effort, im down another pound (havent eaten much the past couple of days- no appetite)

October 1, 2007

SO Much Has Happened

I feel like a lot has happened since my last post. I think I already talked about my doctor's visit. I still need to follow up on a couple things. I told my doc I would have my records from the old doctor's office send to her as well as I would fax her the mail-in form for perscriptions by mail. I will do it tomorrow. I developed a coush over the weekend as have been feeling rather weak and sore all over. Saturday Wes and I slept in, him moreso than me and then went to the A's game. It was fun, but I obviously did not eat healthy at the ball game. We really should have shared the ice cream sandwhich- oh well, I knwo for next time. The a's lost, but at least they lost to my hometown (Angels). Once we got home I was too tired and weak to get things done and instead we stayed home and I did laundry and took a nap. Sunday was not much more exciting, but I did manage to get my car washed and cleaned inside and out and went grocery shopping, despite the fact I felt a little out of it. Wes was a big help. We also went to the movies and saw Superbad (I saw it for the second time, but Wes hadn't seen it). THen I took Wes home and was very happy to be home. I decided to get our tickets for our trip and while I was sitting at the computer I felt really cold, I was shivering and shaking, but I got it done and got on my warmest PJs and crawled into bed with three blankets, my cough persisting, I decided to take a night-time cold medicine and check my temp. 100.3! Yikes, as I laid in bed shivering under massive layers, I felt my head burnign up, I took my temp again 101.3! At that moment I figured I would be staying home Monday and tried to relax. An hour or so later the fever seemed to break because I started feeling really hot and sweaty, I had to change out of the warm PJs and take off all the blankets, since them I've been sweating it up like you wouldnt believe. I woke up at 5am and couldnt sleep. I called my work and e-mailed them to let them know i wouldnt be in today and took another sleepytime medicine dose. I fell back asleep pretty soon, only to waker up again around 11 to a phone call from work. I was drenched in sweat, but got up, talked to them, did the dishes, checked emails and now here I am. I feel generally Okay, less sweaty at the moment, but coushing and a bit of a headache now.

If I feel Okay enough I might run an errand or two. I hadn't felt at all hungry yet today, so thats weird, but probably part of being sick.

I wonder if my weight loss has something to do with it as well. I am down again! Hallaluyah!

Here is a photo of me looking sad because I am sick today: