The Graceful Skinny

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Weekly Update: Pollen: 3 – Me: 1 April 8, 2011

Rachael Lorenz, diet, blog, weight loss, pollen, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS, Hashimotos thyroidits, Asthma

Why hello there strangers!  I would like to take a moment to apologize for falling off the face of the earth for a few weeks.  Spring is rolling in fast and with it the evil of pollen has been giving me quiet the beating.  My asthma has flared horribly causing me to have to have nebulizer treatments and heavy steroids.  Not only are the steroids unpleasant by themselves but they always come with extra weight and enhanced hunger and food cravings.

I have sadly gotten slack in stepping on the scale like I am supposed to.  And I am finding out that the longer you put it off the easier it is to keep putting it off and the harder it becomes to make that step up on to the scale. By the time that I stepped up on it this morning it felt more like I was trying to step over a mountain then take a baby little step up on to a scale.

Step up I did though, and I am desperately trying to encourage myself with the fact that at least I am not ignoring the issue. I am trying to remind myself that I am almost done with the steroids and that the weight gain from taking them is just an unfortunate side effect of the medication that is helping me to breathe better.

That being said, I have gained 4.6 pounds in the last 2 weeks.  That by far is not a happy number. To say I am feeling a tad on the dejected side right now would be a bit of an understatement.  But at least I know that the worst is almost over pollen wise and I can recognize that I got that weight off once I can get it off again.  Maybe I needed this bit of wake up call to get my but back into gear.

So how have you been in my absence? Is anybody else getting kicked in the butt royally by this horrid pollen? If so, stay strong dear readers! We can fight it together!


8 Responses to “Weekly Update: Pollen: 3 – Me: 1”

  1. Glad you’re back! Pollen sux and I’m sorry about your asthma! Have you ever tried breathing Himalayan pink salt steam? My last post was on salt, and in my research it sounds like there is a lot of success with this to relieve some of the symptoms.
    Glad you’re back on track!

  2. gettrich Says:

    I too have suffered the allergy/asthma misery this year. I was out for two months — no joke. The steroids SUCK! Besides eating everything in sight, I become abnormally bitchy. Let me tell you, fat, mean and wheezing is not a happy combination. Hope you’re on the path to health!

    • I am right there with ya! Slowly but surly I am getting there. I have to say though that so far I have escaped the crankiness. I am hoping that stays that way now that I am weaning off of them!

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