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Posted on Nov 8, 2010 in Weigh Ins | 7 comments

Triumphant Return to Health & Weight Loss (Weigh-in #12)

Gretchen: 1
Kidney Stone: 0

Well, except for the excruciating days of pain and whatnot that I had to endure. But whatevs. The point is, I am victoriously returning to health! I passed the kidney stone on my own, and any residual pain is just from my kidney normalizing after being inflamed and engorged all sorts of grossness. Hoorah! I am also, however, returning to intense stress. After being out of the office for FOUR days I have a LOT of catching up to do. Plus, my coworker gave birth to a beautiful baby girl over the weekend which is absolutely wonderful, but it also means that she is officially out on maternity leave and I have to absorb her job responsibilities in addition to my own. (Insert mental breakdown.)

This morning has been an absolute madhouse, and I can barely even concentrate on everything I have to do because in addition to all of this, my mom is in surgery as I type. So basically it’s the perfect storm of stressors. Which is why this post is going to be a shortyshortyshortshort, but I couldn’t leave y’all hanging. So here we go with this morning’s weigh-in:

212.2 lbs.

Yay! A 4.6 pound loss, can you believe it? Well actually, I can, since I spent Wednesday prostrate on the bathroom floor, cradling the toilet. I couldn’t keep food or water down that entire night, and then spent the next two days eating mashed potatoes and drinking ginseng water that my mom kept forcing on me. So I guess the secret to breaking a weight loss plateau is getting a kidney stone.

This brings my total loss-to-date to 33.8 lbs. Wow. That feels like a big number. Feels like I’m really finally getting somewhere with all of this. So, I guess a little something good has come out of the bad, although I’m sure next week I’ll squeak out a minuscule number (if not a gain). That’s for another week, though. For now, I just have to live through today. Wish me luck, friends, cause it’s time to jump back into the fray.

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