Weekly Weigh-In: Goodbye Plateau, Hello Antibiotics!

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Success! Down 5.4 lbs. this week and finally broke free of the plateau.

Success! Down 5.4 lbs. this week and finally broke free of the plateau.

I woke up this morning with a throbbing ear and a sore throat (just the left side) and promptly called my doctor’s office to see if I could get checked out today. The last thing I wanted was an ear infection over the weekend with no meds. After scheduling the appointment I decided to weigh-in today. If I have to eat carb heavy soups this weekend, I might as well weigh myself before the damage is done.

Good move! I lost 5.4 pounds this week and that puts my total weight loss at 110 pounds. Eating 20g of carbs a day paid off and kicked that plateau to the curb.

“Wow! That Throat’s A Hot Mess”
After weighing in, I headed straight to my doctor’s office. Now I’ve felt tired for the last couple of days and had a very runny nose for a few weeks. I naturally assumed I was fighting a cold and starting to lose the battle. But this morning the pain in my ear and throat was intense.

The nurse looked in my left ear and noted that it was redder than normal. She looked up my left nostril and let me know I was seriously congested and swollen. She thought I caught a respiratory infection at the gym.  That diagnosis changed when she looked at my throat — bright red, swollen tonsils and little white dots. Oh crap!

Strep throat!

So 5 days of antibiotics, lots of fluids, soft foods and no exercise. And the hubby may have to sleep on the pullout sofa tonight since I’m contagious for the next day or so. Once the pharmacy fills my prescription I’m off for some much-needed R&R.

I’ll leave you with my parting thought for the day:

“Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disaster descends upon us.” — Adult Ralphie, A Christmas Story

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