Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Day 221 - Rest Day and Preparation

I’m still feeling the effects of the infusion from last Friday.  And, I’m going again tomorrow.  I really don’t know that I’m up for this.  But, the doctor wants to give me the best chance of success for my week at the Biggest Loser Resort.  So, that means doing everything I can to get ready.  I had thought that meant exercising extra to prepare.  He thinks it means doing detox treatments and thyroid tests to make sure my system can actually lose the weight.  I know he’s right, but wow – this detox is harder than the exercise.

But, if he is right, my body will actually start to use the thyroid hormone, I’ll have more energy, and I’ll finally be able to lose the weight like a ‘normal’ person.  It seems like a dream.  But, right now, it’s so hard.  I’m exhausted, my stomach is upset, and my face is breaking out like a teenager.  All of these are classic symptoms of detox, so at least I know the plan is working.  I just hope it keeps working.

So, even though I know I won’t be able to exercise much this week, I still took today to recover from yesterday, and to prepare for tomorrow.  I hate giving up my workouts, but I know that this is the best thing I can do to be ready.  I want my body to be healthy.  That’s what this is all about.

The best part of the day today was lying in the hyperbaric chamber and resting.  It felt so good to lie still and take some time to just recover.  It was a long day at work, and I really needed it.  Tomorrow is going to be another long day and I want to be ready.


  1. Hang in there with the infusions. trust your doctor. When are you going to BLR? how long are you going? I wish I could join you! I hope you're in a good place when you get there and lose a ton and LEARN a ton! Hugs! <3

  2. Thank you Coli!!!! The infusion went pretty well today, but it really wiped me out. My stomach is still upset. But, if it means that I'm getting rid of the toxins and strengthening my system, it's definitely worth it.

    I go to BLR on the 3rd of March. I can't wait! Even with a really good sale price and lots of help from my family, I can only go for one week. I'd love to go for longer, but it should give me a really good jump start. And that's what I need. It would be so good if you could go too! I'm kinda scared to go alone, but I know it will be good for me, too. *HUGS*