Last night, Jerry and I were lying down and watching a show before bed (okay, it was Hoarders--we like that show!) and when I stood back up, I couldn't breathe out of one nostril. So I was getting congested. I had to keep clearing my throat, too, because I could feel a post-nasal drip sensation in my throat.
This morning, I felt a lot of pressure in my head, and I can't taste anything. I took Airborne, I downed three cups of tea with honey, drank lots of water, and just didn't feel any better. I still haven't felt any symptoms in my chest, however, which is good! As long as the cold stays in my head, I can run on Sunday.
After lunch, I decided to go to Urgent Care to see if there was anything I could do. I thought it wouldn't hurt to check for strep throat. The wait at Urgent Care was long, and I was tempted to get up and leave, but I had already paid my co-pay.
I finally saw the doctor, and explained what was going on. I told him I'd never normally go to Urgent Care for a little cold like this, but I am supposed to run a marathon on Sunday. He checked me out thoroughly (including testing for strep, which was negative), and ended up giving me two injections--an antibiotic and a steroid. That combo worked wonders for me a couple of times in the past five years or so when I've had these symptoms. He was confident I'd be good to go by Sunday.
Body fat was 24.2%, which is down 0.5%.
Waist was just shy of 27 inches--I really should just measure once a month, because the weekly changes are minute.
Overall, a great weigh in! I'm almost back in the 130's which I haven't seen in a long time. I think it was May? That's when my summer weight gain started.
For those of you that asked about my body fat monitor, it's by Omron, and I bought it on Amazon. There is a link to it on my "Favorite Things" page. This is the same one we used when I worked at Curves, and I found it to be pretty accurate. Here is a post I where I wrote a little more about it.
For next week's weigh in, I am only hoping to at least stay the same. Rik is going to be here from Friday until Monday. I still plan on counting my PointsPlus, but we are going to La Pita on Friday for dinner; Saturday, we're carb-loading with pasta; Sunday is the race, and then probably pizza and beer for dinner. My weight also goes a little out of whack when I do a really long run, and I think a marathon counts as a long run. I won't be upset if I don't lose weight next week, and I won't even be upset if I gain a little--key word being "little". But I am working out a plan so that I don't go overboard.
Sunday will mark six weeks of no peanut butter! I'm almost a little scared to eat it again, for fear of going overboard. But I will have to come up with a plan to work it back into my diet. I'm definitely going to have the peanut butter flavored GU at the marathon! :)
My brother Brian is in town until Friday (unless he decides to leave tomorrow). I hinted (not very subtly) that I'd love for him to come back to Detroit on Sunday for my race. He said he has to be at home on Saturday, but he may come in for my race. (That
Well, I must get my house cleaned up, so when Rik gets here, he doesn't think Jerry and I watch Hoarders for decorating tips ;)