Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cellulite vs cellulitis

It has been a crazy month. I've been left with little free time. Mike has been gone for work so I've been flying solo. And, of course that's why things have gone haywire. I came down with a facial infection called cellulitis which can be pretty serious. I ended up having two days of IV antibiotics. Fun. It is better now, but I have to share with you something I found hilarious.

The remains of my IV
I went into worry mode when I was told what I had. Mike reminded me that I need to trust God with everything and I spent the evening reading my Bible and feeling 100% better about the situation. I asked some friends to pray for me on facebook and told them that I had cellulitis. Apparently at least half of my friends thought I was being funny and was asking for prayer for my cellulitE. One took me seriously and told me that he didn't think it was that serious but that he would pray anyways, and maybe I should just play some soccer and go to the gym. I laughed so hard I cried. 


And to totally change the subject, I figured that it is about time to post an update on my weight loss. I'm probably feeling the need because I actually have lost some weight!

I posted about a month ago that I joined a diet plan. I wasn't expecting much and by the following day I was having tremendous regrets.

The first three days were horrible. I had terrible headaches, no energy, and I was starving. Looking back, I think that this was due to sugar cravings. After I got past the first week, I felt great. And, I wasn't hungry any longer. This is by far the easiest diet I have ever done. And by easy, I don't mean that I don't pay much attention to what I eat. I am going by servings of the food groups. I actually have found my cravings for junk almost completely gone. I do sometimes have a little treat, but it is just a tiny amount. I'm OK to have a couple of bites and be done with it.

As of today I have lost 1/4 of the total weight I want to lose. In one month! I am seeing the inches drop as well as the numbers on the scale at a fairly rapid rate.

I truly feel for the first time in my life that eating this way can become my lifestyle. I'm not counting down the days until I can eat whatever I want. I am enjoying the healthy food. I know I will eat some of the bad stuff again, but I think at the end of this I will have gained the skills to make healthy eating a priority.


  1. Glad you're feeling better! Your friend's comment literally made me LOL.
    Congrats on the weight loss! Can you share more info on the diet? I totally want to try something, but I am HOOKED on junk food.

  2. Thanks Carrie.

    I am using Herbal Magic, I'm not sure but it might be just a Canadian thing. Basically in my program, I just have to eat a certain number of servings from each food group. It basically works out to about 1200 to 2300 calories a day. I am also using Sparkpeople to track my food. Hope this helps. Let me know if you want any more info.

    I was really hooked on junk too. I was so determined this time that I just refused to have it and after the first week I really found my cravings decreased, which hasn't happened before.

  3. Congrats on your weight loss. That's a big accomplishment!

    And wow, I'm sorry you're not well. Hope the infection is clearing up completely. I love the facebook story though - too funny!! :D


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