Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Best Laid Plans

So much for staying "in the green" this week. *sigh*

I'm not too worried about it because there is a good reason why I showed another gain this morning (just up another pound, but ech). Last night just as I was going to bed (late enough already), I realized I had that urgent "gotta go" sensation. Over and over and over again. Classic UTI symptoms.

I almost never get a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), but for whatever reason this one reared its ugly head fast and furious. Hit me like a train. I was in and out of the bathroom countless times, the hours ticking by. I looked up home remedies online, and lucky for me I had some helpful items on hand: baking soda dissolved in water, and pineapple. (Blueberries are another helpful combatant against UTI, as is the classic cranberry juice... not to mention just drinking lots of water.) So I gulped down a glass of baking soda water, along with a few slices of pineapple, plus glass upon glass of water. All this between the hours of 12:30 and 4am.

Finally, I decided to take a hot bath sometime in the four o'clock hour. I thought it would maybe help me feel a little better, not to mention that then I would be all set to just throw some clothes on and head out to work when I got up in the morning.

I don't know if it was just the timing of my body processing the baking soda and pineapple and water, or if immersing my body in hot water helped, but it worked like a charm. After almost falling asleep in the tub, I got out, dried off and hoped I could lay down in peace and finally get some sleep.

Three or four hours later, I was up and at 'em for work, and the scale was not kind.

The good news is, I seem to have just about knocked out the UTI with my valiant efforts last night. Needless to say, I am totally, completely exhausted today.

More good news is that it looks like we won't be getting any out of town visitors this week, which means I won't have to kill myself cleaning when I get home today.

Here's hoping for a better evening tonight and a better result on the scale tomorrow. Today's gain just pushed me into the red zone on my chart, alas.


  1. OMW what a night!!! I hope tonight is extremely peaceful. I can't believe u still went to work on a couple of hours sleep. You amaze.

    Sorry to hear your friend isn't coming, but given last night's drama, maybe the timing wasn't so good.

    Be well.

  2. Chrissy,

    It was awful, truly. I went to work because I don't have any sick days left, and I'm taking off tomorrow and Friday, so I figured I would just suck it up. I did end up leaving a little early (logging my time so I will make up the time), but man was I tired!

    It was C.'s sister that was coming, so it's too bad, especially for his birthday. But it does save us a lot of preparation time!

  3. haven't checked in for a while.. sorry!! UTI's are a biatch.. sorry you had to deal with one, good for you for kicking it to the curb in time! Could just be the baking soda that's making you retain water.. you'll make up the weightloss really quickly no doubt!

    take care of you!