Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Fling Weigh-In #3

Sisterhood Spring Fling Challenge

Challenge Starting Weight: 155.2
Last Week's Weight: 152.8
Today's Weight: 150.8
Loss This Week: 2.0
Loss for Challenge: 4.4
Total Pounds GONE: 15.0 (I have a new button!)
  • I've managed to lose 2 pounds this week, in a week where I was hoping to maintain. Clearly, my body is going to do what it wants, when it wants.
  • I'm not completing all the blog challenges (true confessions, monday project, etc), because frankly, I can't deal with adding anything else right now.
  • I have shredded every day for the past 17 days.
  • I have continued my c210k training, but on the advice of a running coach and a very good runner-friend, I am backing off on the distances a little bit. As my friend said, "It's better to be under trained than over injured." I'm still having tons of shin pain, but it seems to be a little more manageable.
  • Family matters have added much stress and anxiety to my life at the moment. I am blessed to have my beautiful sisters here at the sisterhood for support. I am also blessed that I have the outlet of exercise. In years past, I would have probably just turned to ice cream for comfort.

My family continues to need your prayers. My dad's partner's cancer appears much more advanced than they originally thought. He needs a procedure to unblock a liver duct and drain fluid from his liver. This is a procedure his local hospital attempted a couple days ago but could not complete. His pain is also worse and the morphine is no longer effective (they've put him on something else, but I don't remember what it is.) They were also unable to get a sample for biopsy, so we still don't know exactly what type of cancer we are dealing with. As I write this, we are awaiting a bed at University of Michigan Hospital, where, hopefully, they can successfully complete this liver procedure, do the biopsy, and get his pain better controlled. He also has a daughter who is really struggling right now. She does not have a good support system in her mother and grandmother (they are quite toxic, actually) and she is devastated at the thought of losing her dad. We have also not told my children yet. I'm waiting until we hear more about prognosis and treatment, either that, or I'm just too scared to tell them. I do feel the prayers from all of you and appreciate all of your good thoughts and love. Thank you.


  1. good job on the loss this week, looks like all that shredding is paying off!! :)

    ((((bari)))) your family has my continued prayers :(

  2. Great job on the loss! WOOT!!!!!!

    I'm so sorry about the stress your family is going through. I'll keep you in my thoughts. All of you.

  3. Congrats on the loss this week with everything going on.

    I'm sending good thoughts and praying for your family. I wish you all the best.

  4. Bari, you are simply fantastically amazing and I love you. I am so so so sorry about your dad's partner and hope the doctors are able to get the pain under control. May your entire family find some kind of peace in this very stressful time.

  5. Bari, congrats on the loss. I am the same way, my body's totally doing its own thing. Glad it's working in favor of us right now!

    I am so sorry about your dad's partner and I am saying prayers for all of you! xoxo

  6. Congrats on the loss and on the new button! You rock! Wise of you to back off on the distance, I think, if you're shins are still troubling you. Take it easy, and you'll get your distance eventually.

    What a tough family situation you are in right now. My heart really goes out to all of you. I'm amazed that you are able to stay focused and on track through it all. Hugs to you!

  7. Like Karena said, I too am really amazed how you are able to stay on track with all of the stress in your life, you and your family are in my thoughts. I gained heaps of weight when my daughter who is now 4 had a cardiac arrest and was on life support twice back in 2007 and 2008. It's taken me 3 1/2 years to finally get control of my stress eating. Congrats on your shrinking numbers!

  8. Congrats on your loss this are melting away! Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time!

  9. Great job on the loss this week...we will keep praying for your family.


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