This picture is borrowed from here, an article about allergies.
We are finally done traveling for a while. I am really happy about that fact. I have had a great time seeing all the people we have seen and seeing all the places that we went. Traveling is just hard on me. I have really bad allergies (to almost everything) and sleeping in different places with allergens is rough on me.
I swear I have got pounds and pounds of mucous in my head lately. I am on multiple antihistamines trying to control the allergic response. Tonight is the first night I feel partially human (thanks to the makers of Zyrtec and taking them every 12 hours). Allergy responses that are like this make me EXHAUSTED! I haven't slept well with it going on, but I have tried to sleep a lot.
Even with the traveling I lost 0.3lbs. Not a huge loss, but a happy one! It is still progress in the right direction. There are a couple of other issues that I am dealing with this week, so any positive movement is a good thing!
I have been fighting cravings of food this week. I have upped my calorie count to accommodate these cravings. Nothing drastic, up to around 1700-1800, but it seems to be helping by having the extra wiggle room. I haven't wanted to exercise at ALL this week. But, it is hard to have that desire when mucous is just pouring out my eyes and nose.
This next bit might be a bit TMI, but it is something that is also affecting my weight, so it gets put in here. I am on my first "real" menstrual cycle in years. I decided to come off my birth control, and try to give my body a chance to heal and get healthy before we start trying to get pregnant. I will say I am worried about how this "test" is going to go given my history with my silly ovary. I think this is what is causing the cravings and about half of the exhaustion. Hopefully, next week will get back to more normal health-wise, and as my body gets more used to not having the birth control things will stabilize. Can you tell I am really hopeful and trying to be optimistic about not being on the pill?
I have almost made it to 20 lbs! I go back to the doctor for some more blood work the first week of July, he was hoping that I could lose 30 lbs by that appointment. I am not sure I will make that goal, but I am going to be a lot closer than I was. The weight loss has gotten slower lately, but I know some of that is travel and some is just plain boredom. I am going to fix that this week, though. I am going to strive to have lost between 20 and 25 lbs lost by the doctor's appointment.