Feeling much better today--thank you all for the well wishes. I'm back at work, planning on a run this afternoon, probably an easy one on the treadmill. The high temp will be back in the mid 80s today and even though that's a lovely number compared to 95, with the sunshine and humidity it will still make for a hot run outdoors, and I'm a wimp when it comes to heat.
So this is two days in a row I've seen 156.0 on the scale. I'm 11 pounds from goal. Counting down every pound now feels like a huge success, since they are getting harder to come by.
I was looking for some Tylenol this morning for my still a bit achy throat and head (usu. I take Advil, but Tylenol seems to help better for this cold stuff), and I found a bottle of Excedrin Migraine that expired in late 2006. It reminded me that I used to take that OTC medicine a lot.
I used to eat so much sugar--I lived on a regular daily diet of Mt Dews, powdered sugar donuts, pop-tarts, candy bars, and cereal--that as soon as the sugar left my body it craved more and would signal that craving through a headache. Usually I'd take 2 or 3 Excedrin Migraines before eating my next serving of sugar/flour/fat foods to make the headache ease up.
Now I only get headaches if I have dark chocolate, a glass of wine, too many pecans, or if I'm sick with a sinus headache, which are all rare occurrences now a days. It's a refreshing side effect of a healthier lifestyle, one that I wouldn't have anticipated but am happy to enjoy.
Another side effect? All my fall shoes are too big. Yes, my feet have lost weight. I am no longer an 8 1/2 but a size 8. Too freaking weird. Good thing I love to shop for shoes.