Feb 19, 2012

Spring Chick Challenge–Week 7 Recap

I really feel like Week 7 was a waste of a week in weight loss land.

I was doing well following my metabolic diet up until Tuesday night. Then Wednesday morning I had to go for some upper G.I. tests, which meant fasting and then drinking that awful barium chalky drink.

From then, the entire week went downhill and I am hoping the slide ends today. First, after I left the clinic I knew I had to eat, I was shaky, sweaty, dizzy – all signs of low blood sugar – so I went to Tim’s and got a breakfast sandwich. Still determined to follow my diet as close as possible but knowing I needed carbs quickly, I took off half the English muffin and ate the bottom half, the egg and the ham (didn’t get the cheese). I drank my tea and within 15 minutes I felt better. I got on the subway and two stops later had to get off because I knew I was going to throw up.

Thankfully I know Union Station like the back of my hand so I was able to sprint to the washrooms.

The day and the week just kept getting worse from then. I don’t know if I was sick because of GERD, the barium swallow, low blood sugar or some other random configuration – but it lasted all day. The nausea, the shaking, the fever/chills. That night I was so tired I went to bed early.

The next day I decided to go easy on my stomach and just eat some toast and chamomille tea and forget about the metabolic diet for a day until my stomach could stomach real food. I made it til lunch time and then it hit again.

Friday was the same. I did go out for dinner with some friends on Friday night but it was more for the company and because I had cancelled a few weeks ago and didn’t want to again. I did order food but picked at it and only ate some toast and coffee.

Saturday I pretty much stayed in bed until 3 p.m. and when I got up I made some homemade chicken soup for me and Liam and had a piece of rye toast. There were a few iffy moments where I didn’t think it was going to stay down…but so far so good.

I didn’t get to WW yesterday as they close at noon. My scale yesterday afternoon showed an increase that isn’t possible by any laws of physics, so I’m hoping its a combination of being ill and not eating properly for 4 days and extra sodium.

This morning I am feeling more human. No fever, no chills and no stomach problems. So I’ll eat lightly today and hopefully tomorrow can try eating properly again and lose these pounds that shouldn’t really be there.

Like I said, Week 7 – no progress – a complete waste in the weight loss world. Let’s hope Week 8 is a bit more productive.


  1. Hope you feel better, take it easy

  2. Feel better soon, Enz.
    Thanks for the encouraging post on my blog.

  3. So sorry you haven't felt well over the past week:( Hopefully things will be on the upswing this coming week! Feel better:)

  4. What a rough week! I was moaning this week because I had a cold. Now I feel like a big suck. I'm glad you're feeling better. I hope this week gets back to normal for you.

  5. Sorry you have had such a rough week :(
    This week will be better, sending lots of good vibes your way!

  6. Sounds like a horrible week! Hope the next one will be better!

  7. I hope your tummy feels better. This week will be better. This journey definitely has ups and downs...

  8. Tough week...glad you are feeling better...being sick really sucks. I am feeling better too...not 100% but close.

    Have a great week!

  9. Glad the human part of you is surfacing again - sounds like a stinker of a week. Phew for public bathrooms! All the best for the next week :)

  10. I've noticed that a LOT of blogger people are getting sick lately, and its all pretty bad. I'm really sorry that this happened! And I don't mean to sound like a snob or anything but I am super sorry you had to throw up in a public washroom. That is FAR from ideal in my books =/ I hope you're feeling much butter by now, take care of yourself! I responded to your email, and I hope I was at least a little bit of help but I'm not the brightest tool in the shed.......... :P

  11. Oh, what a week you had! I do hope you get your digestive troubles straightened out. I had that a few years ago and just wanted to die. Nothing I ate agreed with me. So I changed my diet and all is well. I hope you have a better week 8!