Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pill for dinner, anyone?

Karma... I see it's coming back to me in a bad way. Ya know how I "sabotaged" the other competitors with a goodie bag of snack last weigh in? Well, it seems there is another person(s) on the challenge that has delivered items like fresh baked homemade pie and coffee cake to the competitor's desk and automatically EVERYONE thinks it's me. Luckily once I had a verifiable alibi because I was at the gym during lunch. Ha! Naturally I responded to the emails with that information.

But the thing that is killing me is I am PMSing TWO WEEKS early!!! I am spotting, retaining water and fatigued. Not to mention a little moody. Friday I had weighed myself and I had lost 3.5lbs. I was SO happy. Then I slowly gained it ALL back plus some as my body began retaining water. WTH? I guess that's the universe's way of saying I should play nice, nice!

Last night I took a recommendation from a co-worker who said it's not considered cheating if I take a diuretic, since I have lost the weight and just retaining water. I started it last night and lost 1/4 of a lb. How frustrating!!!

To add insult to injury, I went online googling health stuff and took this BMI survey and this is what he had to say:

"According to the BMI scale, you are in the danger zone of being considered 'overweight' and you should probably consider taking an effective weight loss pill in conjunction with a healthy diet" They promise that doing so will make me feel (not be) healthier and be more attractive. And then the ads start coming up for this miracle pill. Good thing I am not gullible!
8/20 Update: Weighed in this morning and guess who lost 3.5 lbs in the last two weeks? Yup, me!!! I'm so happy. Unfortunately, since I am PMSing I couldn't contain my surprise and cried. I'm was so embarrassed about that, but not embarrassed that I lost 3.5 lbs and am closer to my goal!!! Only a month more to go.


cindy said...


I'm PMSing 2 weeks early, too. Maybe it's my fault cuz we used to live together so we're still on the same cycle, even tho we're FAR apart now. Or, maybe it's YOUR fault you're making ME PMS 2 weeks early! =P

I found out this morning that Victoria Beckham drinks peppermint tea to ease her bloating when she's PMSing. As you know, she's the least bloated-looking person ever! So guess what I've been drinking all day.

cindy said...

what's the math formula for calculating BMI again?

Vanessa said...

I might be in the lead again, I am just waiting for Sam to call in his weigh since he no longer works here. His out of work, been taking mini vacays to Canada and Vegas, so hopefully he doesn't call in with a huge number lost. I feel bad, but a girl on my alliance didn't lose any weight and has been working out.

Hmmm... I wonder if there is something in the air because a co-worker also is PMSing early.

I drink the Weightless Cranberry tea from Traditional Medicials around my cycle time to help de-bloat and the peppermint one too. The Tazo one is pretty good.

I don't know the formula to calculate your BMI. I just entered my age, sex, height and weight on some web site and it came up with that number. It doesn't ask you you actively level or any measurements, so I don't think it's very accurate.