Thursday, 16 August 2012

bites and weigh in day

Yesterday I spent way too much time at the Walk In Medical centre. I had been bitten in the dark by God knows what insect on the calf of each leg on Monday night. Yesterday the bites were enormous dinner plate sized red hot itching areas with a raised surrounding white area. A swift google search for bites informed me that I had cellutitus and needed to get it sorted or risk septacaemia and other lovely outcomes.

So I drove to the walkin at 2.15pm and proceeded to hangout in a relatively empty waiting room. I was called in to the ward area at 3.45 and felt a premature exhaltation at being seen. It was premature because I then sat on a chair and observed a number of empty rooms and doctors and nurses engaging in spirited happy conversation. At 5.15pm just as I had given up and run out of time for this and was leaving I was suddenly whisked in a room by the doctor for a whole 2 minutes. He informed to take Benadryl and ice my legs and come back if the swelling didnt subside in the morning.

So I left, $3 lighter with the parking fee and aware that the walkin is not unlike UK casualty but with cleaner floors.

I then went to my first weigh in at Weight Watchers and woop, I have lost 4.8lbs in one week! I was consumed and I mean consumed with joy!
So since my misery on the scales at the vets 2.5 weeks ago I am now 7.8lbs lighter, way to go!

On the way home I briefly toyed with the idea of getting a small donair pizza and then realised that that is exactly why I would fail on this quest to achieve my pre-baby weight.
My goal is to lose 30lbs by March 2013 but 10lbs at least by September the 19th this year. If I carry on with a decline in weight each week I should achieve that and more.

So - lunchtime today is sushi, its pay day and its low in points and fills me up so I can have it!


  1. I'm sorry about the bites, I hate it when that happens. There are many times I have just wanted to yell at the doctors to see me already.. As for the losing weight, you go girl keep up the hard work. I just started a motivational blog for Health and Fitness if you want to check it out.

  2. Thankyou, I really appreciate that. I will check it out