Sunday, March 18, 2012

An update....with photos!

Hi friends!
Well, its been awhile (again) since I have posted so I figured I would give you all an update on the taste bud situation. Sad to report that absolutely NOTHING has changed and I still cant taste anything but bitter and sour. It is going on 3 weeks in a few days and it has been quite a miserable few weeks. I have been googling like a crazy person and have an appt to see and ENT (Ear Nose & Throat ) specialist tomorrow. Praying he will be able to shed some light on the situation and offer me an effective treatment plan. I hate to sound like such a downer lately but when all you can taste is metallic/bitter 24/7, it makes for one to become a bit cranky, and I have definitely become  a bit cranky for sure. Fruit tastes terrible. coffee tastes awful too. Anything remotely sweet gives me a horrible bitter aftertaste. Here's a good analogy for you. Imagine the taste of getting hairspray in your mouth....that's what my mouth tastes. It is disgusting! Ive read that disruptions in taste can be re: to ear & sinus infections. I feel great but perhaps I have a "silent" infection??? I don't know but it is very depressing to eat anymore. Please say a little prayer that this will end soon.

Now, You would think that I would be dropping pounds left and right now, wouldn't you?? Well, not the case! I lost .2# last week (that's not 2#, its .2 or 4 ozs! *sigh*), and stayed the same this week. My scale says 174.5. WW scale says 176. Damn clothes! Why cant we weigh in behind a private screen naked! lol. I should invent some weigh in clothing that is feather light for those who weigh in at WW. I think I would be rich, sipping a cold drink somewhere on a sandy beach somewhere warm! Anyone out there who can sew and want to join me in inventing this???lol!  Anyways, I am 174.5 on my scale and that is what I am going by. Period! My goal is still to hit 169.8 (minimum) by Easter and by golly, come hell or high water, I am gonna fricken do it!!! Grrrrrr!  I know that I need to be more active so with the weather being so nice, I am going to get out and walk at least 2 miles each day. Tomorrow morning I plan to hit the gym in the am & then take an evening walk after supper. We have had beautiful warm weather and I need to take advantage of it while it lasts. My sister and I walked about 2 1/4 miles today and it felt great to do that again. She is wonderful company and the time goes by so fast and there is never a loss of conversation. I LOVE my sister!!! She is really starting to show her weight loss too!

I put on my pair of Capri's today that I wore at the start of my journey at my parents anniversary party in Sept 2010. I will try to post the picture for you all to see how big they are on me now. Even though the scale has been at a snails pace (my fault for dilly dallying these last few months) when I put on these pants, I am reminded of how far I truly have come and it gives me the push to keep going. I cant wait to see that 169 on the scale and to buy a pr of size 12 jeans and not have them be tight. I can put on a 12 and zip them but I have muffin top explosion and its just not a pretty sight! lol.

                                         Sept 6, 2010   I am in the black & white sweater (2nd from left) Sorry the picture is not closer so you can see but I was very good at trying to hide & conceal my "largeness" behind other people. BTW~ This is my family. :) Favorite sister & WW buddy Rose is on the Far Right in the light blue blouse. :) You should see how great she looks with 35# off. Wish I had a good pic to post of her but I dont.

    Aug 2010 @ my 25th class reunion with a classmate. I know its not a great picture but you can see that my fat was hanging over the edge these capris .There was no extra room!

Here are the updated photos. These capris are like clown pants on me. I know you cant tell from the 3rd picture, but the crotch of these pants is way low! In the Sept 2010 photo, these capris fit just perfect & there was no extra room whatsoever.

Well girls...I will say goodnight for now. Wishing you all well. You are all in my thoughts.

Hugs & thanks for listening to me ramble about the tastebud dilemma. Its been challenging, scary & kind of consuming my life lately. You are all good friends to listen. Thank you!!!!


  1. Sherri, Sherri, Sherri...You have come so far!!! I am so sorry about your taste issue:( That would be awful! I will say prayers that they figure it out very soon. I can't imagine how frustrating it would be not to enjoy the foods we love? Especially when you have to eat to live. Dang girl!
    You are so close to getting to where you want to go. I have Faith that you will get there. Exercise will certainly help...I wish I took my own advice. I have no excuses for not walking, except our weather sucks!
    Good luck my fun friend! Let us know what the ENT doc says! Prayers and blessings for healing:)

  2. OH and by the look amazing:) Congrats!!!

  3. WOW Sherri what a difference from last august to now!!! You are looking great, don't worry about losing weight at a snails pace. I hope your taste buds return to normal soon, how frustrating that you can't taste everything.

  4. You look fantastic, Sherri! What a difference a year can make. Slow and steady...right?

  5. Sherri, that is a huge difference! Wow! I think we lose inches before we lose pounds don't you? Your family pictures are great! You are one gorgeous lady. I sure hope this next appointment will shed some light on your tasting problem. I'm so sorry you have to go through this.

  6. I am so sorry about your taste problem and I am hoping that your visit today to the doctor will give you some hope.
    I can sew LOL. A great idea, but then we would all be jiggley in thin clothes. haha.

    Your pictures look great and you have come a long way. :-)

  7. Great visuals! Hope you get good news at your doc. xxoo

  8. Great pictures Sherri. They show how far you have come. Don't give up. I know your tastebuds will come back soon. Love and hugs!

  9. Sherri, I am so sorry to hear you are still having taste problems. I will keep you in my prayers and I sure hope they find the reason. Your pictures look great. You have come such a long way. I cant wait until I can post some of my pictures. It is week 2 for me and I am down a total of 5.6 yippee. Happy weekend my friend.