Friday, June 01, 2007

challenged update

Let me just say that my reading challenges are not coming along so well. We're down to 3 weeks in both the Spring Reading Thing Challenge and the Once Upon a Time Challenge. Four books to go in each. Time to concede defeat. Not that I won't eventually read those books, but I figure if I want to have any chance of keeping up with my other four reading challenges, which as of today, have now all started, I'd better move on...

As for the 10:4 Challenge, well, I seem to have got a little help. Today's weigh-in day. Down another 3 pounds. But that's only because I got sick with one totally bizarre infection. I woke up at 2:30 yesterday morning with the most awful sore throat of my life. It was horrible! I simply couldn't sleep because of it. And it was weird, I could swear there was something in my throat. By about 8:00 yesterday morning, I was in near panic. Whatever was in my throat was getting bigger. It hurt horrendously and at times it nearly felt like I was choking. I made Rich look...and sure enough there was "something" there. He said it was about the size of a big marble. He wanted to take me to the ER, because he was afraid it was going to obstruct my airway completely. But I called my doctor and got right in. Turns out it's some kind of infection that has my uvula incredibly swollen. Anyway, this has led to a liquid diet, which I'm sure is what led me to lose these 3 extra pounds. So that's 7 pounds for May (but I really must remember that some of those are "cheater pounds").

5 comments:

Carrie! :o) said...

Girl! 7 pounds is 7 pounds! Taken 'em and run!! LOL! That's wonderful! I'm so sorry you're sick, though! I hope you start to feel better soon!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh goodness, I'm so sorry you're sick. Good for you on the weight loss, but that's a bad way to get those extra pounds. I hope you feel tons better soon! {{hugs}}

Jennifer said...

That sounds horrible - and painful! I've never heard of that before. I'm so sorry! Hope you're feeling better soon. But great job with the 7 pounds - no matter how they happened! You are doing WAY better than me!!!

kreed said...

3 pounds is not due to a liquid diet for one day and 7 pounds in a month is great! As far as the uvula goes, I think you win the prize for strangest illness I have heard of lately! I hope you feel 100% better really soon. Let Rich take good care of you and you get a little down time to heal up.

Jean said...

Whoa! I'm glad your doc could work you in and that you found out what the problem was. I hope it clears up ASAP. In the meantime, if someone or someones up there aren't pampering you, let me know. I have swords and know how to use them. :-)