Settle in, it's been awhile since I've updated on my health. To catch up on what's been going on, you can read about it here or here.
I was a little wary about trying another pill, but after reading about what it does online and seeing what other people did about functional nausea, I decided to go ahead with it. So on January 14th, I started the pill. It took about 3-4 days to get adjusted to it, I spent those days burping like nobody's business. I didn't even think burping was a side effect, but hey, it was for me! haha
I felt awesome! For the next 2 1/2 weeks, I didn't experience any bad feelings for once. It was truly a blessing!! Then, one night I accidentally skipped a dose. I figured I would still be safe and started it back up the next night. I did that and then spent the next 7 or 8 days re-adjusting to it. More burping and nausea followed. Let me just say, I never want to accidentally skip a dose again. No sir!
I've been fairly good ever since. But just when I think I've got me figured out, something else changes. I had started getting really disorganized with my meals and what I was eating. I would wake up late and either skip a morning meal all together or eat something light, then at night eat a big dinner, and sometimes just eat a dessert because I felt I needed to make up for missing meals. Bad idea. My body didn't like it and nausea slowly crept in until one night it had had enough and I got really sick. Lesson learned, body!
Then I was good again, then I wasn't. lol See a pattern going on here? I totally revamped my food options again and sought out new choices. One of them being non-chocolate desserts that were sweet and discovering I could actually eat white chocolate. I tested that out for a week until my nausea returned, so that all got cut now!
I'm not sure if I ever mentioned this, but back in August I started a food journal. I never thought I would be a food journal person. But when your stomach goes cray-cray, it becomes an incredibly helpful tool! I just look back and figure out what's changed and can make a plan of attack to fix it. It also helps me keep track of when I took pills (I'm the worst at remembering) and when I worked out and what my weight loss has been like. Which brings me to my next point!
Weight. I'm currently down 75 pounds. The loss seems to have slowed down to about a pound lost a week. (Up until January, it was 2-3 pounds gone a week) So either my body is starting to get down to it's "perfect weight", or my sickness is easing up, or my pills are slowing things down. I don't have a clue! In any case, I'm fine with it. I'm at the point where I can share clothes with my mom.. which is weird for me..
I still play Just Dance on the Wii. My stomach seems to really like it - is that a strange thing to say?! It just seems like I don't feel anything when I'm dancing and later on I get less nauseous. I'm looking into starting Pilates again. About 10 years ago, I broke my tailbone (good story) and found that Pilates made it feel incredible! With my back feeling out of sorts lately, I thought it might be helpful. Plus, it's a low-key strength trainer and I figure I never do anything in that area so it might benefit me since going through a weight loss. Gotta keep things from getting too loose, if you know what I mean. ;)
This has been a lot more than I thought I would cover but I'm glad I've got it all out there! Thank you so much for reading through this and for all the support I've gotten from you through comments, e-mails, and letters. It's been awesome knowing that there are great people out there who care and are helpful and I'm glad to share my story and hopefully help someone else with it. Take care now & dance on! ;)
|Notice the snazzy safety pins cinching the shirt in, time for a new one!|