Monday, January 23, 2017

Weight Loss Challenge!!

I'm running a little contest for the next few weeks on my Support Board. We are having a weight loss challenge that is open to all Cambridge users who would like to join in. You can read how to enter and what the rules are here:

Be sure to get your beginning weight in to me tomorrow! Good luck to all who enter!!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Day #6!

Happy New Year to you all. I began my New Year by having a gall bladder attack last night. I had been feeling colicky the past couple of weeks, no doubt due to my reckless holiday eating. It started getting really bad yesterday and I was wondering if I was having a heart episode. My BP was climbing and the discomfort was centrally square over my sternum. As my symptoms developed I realized is was gall bladder. It made sense. I was familiar with what it felt like because I'd had two about 13 years ago. It was after I had lost my weight and had been eating pretty clean. I had gone out to dinner two nights in a row for friends birthdays and had two high calorie fatty meals. That night I was WALLOPED! I went in to my doc and had an ultrasound. I chose not to have surgery and just went back to my clean eating and haven't had any problem since...until last night after a month and a half of eating like a fool. I took some ibuprofen, some digestive enzymes, went to bed and laid on my left side to hopefully encourage the stone to fall back in to the gall bladder. I also gave myself some firm thumps to jostle it a bit. I woke up this morning feeling fine. Whew!

Now on to Day #6 and 2017!