So the day has finally come for my long fast to begin. I have pain reliever ready for the headaches I know are coming from the soon to be Dr Pepper withdrawal symptoms. It’s good that I am on vacation for this, I have no patients at all when I am in caffeine withdrawal, and can get quite nasty to people who talk to me, look at me, glance at me, come within a twenty foot radius of me…
With the many ‘well wishes’, ‘good lucks’ and ‘you’re insane’ messages to help me begin I embark on the long, hard journey to loose weight, create endurance and become physically fit. No more yo-yo dieting, I am making life style changes that are healthy and will keep me going in the right direction. I am doing it for me, I am doing it under God’s orders, and it all begins with a fast.
As thunder rolls outside, I come to realize that I bought the wrong battery for my scale. So I run to my Wii Fit, those batteries are dead too… Great… I glance out my window, I can run to work and use the scale there… but it’s pouring down rain… sigh… perhaps I am not to know how much I weigh? Or more likely, how much I have to loose. Suffice to say, I know I am near 300 pounds. I will try and get to the store at some point today and weigh myself for a proper reading. Until then I will drink my Strawberry, Banana, Apple juice slowly to try to make it last longer… 🙂
I am also in need of that before picture…
Yesterday, was a long day. I had planned to eat all of my favorites for my ‘last meal’, but that didn’t really work out. The cafe I helped open, put so much of my blood, sweat and tears into, was closing. Somehow most of the crew that was there at the beginning was still there in the end. So together we took it apart, sold the last of our food and said goodbye. We finished the night by heading to the pub where we drank, remembered and toasted to new beginnings whatever those might be. So for me it was more then just the end of cheese, butter, oils and for a little while at least, food. It was the end of an era. The end of the days of working in the nice calm cafe when the deli became to overwhelming. Where will work now, when I need sanctuary from the inanity that is the deli? Yesterdays blog title would have been called: The End, because it was, in so many ways. But today is a new beginning, and it’s time to move forward.
So I was all set to go to the clinic to get my cholesterol run, but then I went to the bank. Faced with just enough money to pay my bills, I had to do some quick thinking. Then out of no where I had the answer. Give blood! I haven’t been able to do that in a while because I have been getting my vaccinations so that I can go to school. But I had procrastinated in getting the next one long enough that it was now safe to give blood! The only problem is that it can’t be a fasting test, being in order for them to take the amount of blood they need, means I would have to have a nice meal before hand. (And I did!) So off to the blood center I went, passed all the tests I have to pass in order to donate then got good news! My veins are deep, so it takes work for a needle to find a good vein. But my phlebotomist found a great one and told me that I could donate platelets next time! So she ran a platelet count and it was 360,000; which is a 100,000 over the required amount to donate. 🙂
From the blood center I made my way to the pharmacy where I received my second MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. The pharmacist wasn’t sure if she should give it to me since I could not prove if I had gotten it as a young child. If I had, then this would be my third dose; and your only supposed to get two in your life. But my paperwork required that I prove two doses, and if I did get it as a child I don’t know where, by who, when or even have the records for it. So she called the CDC, and they told her it would be alright but I might have a severe reaction. GREAAAAT. But my paper work is all signed off and now all I have left is my second Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination and a TB skin test.
So back on task. I should be getting my test results soon, and I will post them here. I need to put batteries in my scale and post my weight, then begin trying to figure out how I am going to take pictures, for the before shot. In the meantime I am cleaning! I’ll be back with the results soon!