Sunday Weigh In (3/22/2020)

southernlady

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Last week 144
This week, I forgot to weigh. My eating hasn’t changed. I cook about 98% of our meals anyway. The weather this past week was much improved so we could walk the beach in front of the park. I did most of my beach walking barefoot to get the best effect.
 

JackieOnLine

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forgot to weigh as well, but have been stress eating even more so Not Good.

like you, I got to hike somewhere soft - a beautiful deep-woods trail right in the town of White Salmon, Washington. we have been blessed with a mild winter and a gorgeous spring so far.

a nice break until fire/smoke season!
 

southernlady

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forgot to weigh as well, but have been stress eating even more so Not Good.

like you, I got to hike somewhere soft - a beautiful deep-woods trail right in the town of White Salmon, Washington. we have been blessed with a mild winter and a gorgeous spring so far.

a nice break until fire/smoke season!
Sounds like you are feeding your soul.
 

RainCity

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Last week: 126.8
This week: 119.6

This is bad. I’m too skinny and am underweight now; however, I’ve struggled to eat this week due to stomach pain, severe nausea, and no appetite (plus respiratory issues, fatigue, and low-grade fever). I had a Nissen Fundoplication in 2018 with Dr K so I’m physically unable to vomit, which some days I wish I could. I need to fatten myself up. Just realized it’s past lunchtime and I’ve barely eaten today. I am drinking water though. Sigh.
 

DonRobbie

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Last week 184.4
This week 181.8

Was hoping that our oldest daughter was going to come home since the school she teaches at is shut until May 1st (at best) but she decided she didn't want to chance spreading the virus (she doesn't have any symptoms). I'm disappointed but I don't want her to violate her conscience). Middle daughter is sick and self isolating. She went to the doc who sent her to the ER who said they weren't testing unless you were bad enough to be admitted. So she has to take two weeks for a virus she may or may not have (her job is in home support for seniors so she clearly can't work if there is any doubt).

Grocery shopping was kinda terrifying. Sam's looked so bizarre with all the overhead racks and most of the floor spots on the grocery side empty. They only would allow me to buy a single heavy whipping cream which was annoying. I go through 3 a week. I was able to get the other 2 at our neighborhood grocery store (at about twice the price) so I'm not doing without. The canned goods and frozen food shelves at the grocery store were very picked over.
 

southernlady

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Last week: 126.8
This week: 119.6

This is bad. I’m too skinny and am underweight now; however, I’ve struggled to eat this week due to stomach pain, severe nausea, and no appetite (plus respiratory issues, fatigue, and low-grade fever). I had a Nissen Fundoplication in 2018 with Dr K so I’m physically unable to vomit, which some days I wish I could. I need to fatten myself up. Just realized it’s past lunchtime and I’ve barely eaten today. I am drinking water though. Sigh.
Keep plugging away on the protein and see if you can do a virtual visit with Dr. K ASAP.
You need to stop the weight loss.
Last week 184.4
This week 181.8

Was hoping that our oldest daughter was going to come home since the school she teaches at is shut until May 1st (at best) but she decided she didn't want to chance spreading the virus (she doesn't have any symptoms). I'm disappointed but I don't want her to violate her conscience). Middle daughter is sick and self isolating. She went to the doc who sent her to the ER who said they weren't testing unless you were bad enough to be admitted. So she has to take two weeks for a virus she may or may not have (her job is in home support for seniors so she clearly can't work if there is any doubt).

Grocery shopping was kinda terrifying. Sam's looked so bizarre with all the overhead racks and most of the floor spots on the grocery side empty. They only would allow me to buy a single heavy whipping cream which was annoying. I go through 3 a week. I was able to get the other 2 at our neighborhood grocery store (at about twice the price) so I'm not doing without. The canned goods and frozen food shelves at the grocery store were very picked over.
Good on the weight. Sorry to hear your middle daughter is sick. It’s gotten to the point where testing is almost a moot point.
Your older daughter is wise.
 

JackieOnLine

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everything is so stressful now it's hard no matter what your situation. anybody who is actually sick it's worse! :(
 

Sheanie

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Last week: 126.8
This week: 119.6

This is bad. I’m too skinny and am underweight now; however, I’ve struggled to eat this week due to stomach pain, severe nausea, and no appetite (plus respiratory issues, fatigue, and low-grade fever). I had a Nissen Fundoplication in 2018 with Dr K so I’m physically unable to vomit, which some days I wish I could. I need to fatten myself up. Just realized it’s past lunchtime and I’ve barely eaten today. I am drinking water though. Sigh.
Being too skinny and having low iron is not a good combo, I know from personal experience. Bounceback does come, but I had to stop my weight loss, too. I did it with chocolate peanut butter eggs, and it worked. But now the smell of them makes me gag, LOL. The trick was eating small bites often, and not forgetting to eat. Maybe even set a timer? Good luck.
 

RainCity

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Being too skinny and having low iron is not a good combo, I know from personal experience. Bounceback does come, but I had to stop my weight loss, too. I did it with chocolate peanut butter eggs, and it worked. But now the smell of them makes me gag, LOL. The trick was eating small bites often, and not forgetting to eat. Maybe even set a timer? Good luck.
Thanks. I‘ve been at a good weight lately but being sick recently has created this issue. I’ve bought ice cream and other goodies (e.g. Theo Chocolate) but I can’t really stomach them. I’ve been making smoothies with lots of protein added, and loaded with great ingredients, just how I like them; however, I struggle to have anything in my stomach other than water right now, even my favorite smoothies.

I’ve been trying to get a COVID-19 test at the various medical centers my doctors are associated with in Seattle. I get approved for the test but then they keep running out of test kits. I have a couple of leads for some affiliated centers that are further away, which I’ll contact later today or tomorrow (virtual visits are the engagement protocol). I’d like to know one way or the other, as well as get my asthma/chest tightness under control, before deciding on when to fly back to So Cal where my sister said she’ll fatten me up, and I can take care of Dad’s financial/legal/medical stuff, and not put him at risk. He’s so worried about me being in Seattle so my sister hasn’t told him that I’m not feeling well right now.
 

Sheanie

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Thanks. I‘ve been at a good weight lately but being sick recently has created this issue. I’ve bought ice cream and other goodies (e.g. Theo Chocolate) but I can’t really stomach them. I’ve been making smoothies with lots of protein added, and loaded with great ingredients, just how I like them; however, I struggle to have anything in my stomach other than water right now, even my favorite smoothies.

I’ve been trying to get a COVID-19 test at the various medical centers my doctors are associated with in Seattle. I get approved for the test but then they keep running out of test kits. I have a couple of leads for some affiliated centers that are further away, which I’ll contact later today or tomorrow (virtual visits are the engagement protocol). I’d like to know one way or the other, as well as get my asthma/chest tightness under control, before deciding on when to fly back to So Cal where my sister said she’ll fatten me up, and I can take care of Dad’s financial/legal/medical stuff, and not put him at risk. He’s so worried about me being in Seattle so my sister hasn’t told him that I’m not feeling well right now.
Wait. You are in Seattle? My hematologist moved there! Prakash Varadarajan. See if you can find him. He is the one who infused me first, and he was great. Tell him I said "hi", and drop my name. He might give you a hard time, but be tough, remind him of your surgery, and that we dont hold iron. I will message you.
 

Webmommy

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Last week: 183.8
This week 182.6

I am surprised that I am still losing because I have definitely been eating eating carbs like there's no tomorrow. I didn't think I was a stress eater but apparently I am when there's a pandemic and way too many of my loved ones are high risk.
 

southernlady

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Last week: 183.8
This week 182.6

I am surprised that I am still losing because I have definitely been eating eating carbs like there's no tomorrow. I didn't think I was a stress eater but apparently I am when there's a pandemic and way too many of my loved ones are high risk.
Glad you dropped a bit.
I think most of us turn one of two ways during major stress, either eating everything in sight (and carbs aren’t called comfort foods for nothing) or not eating. Neither response is good but very short term is doable. The problem is this sure as hell isn't short term.
 
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