Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sick Day

It seems my kiddos' colds have caught up to me... and then some. I woke up this morning feeling like I've been hit by a truck. My throat is swollen and hurts, my head aches, my body aches, I have that sickly, feverish chills thing going on. Bleh.

So I'm contemplating taking a rest day from exercise. I did take some DayQuil and Airborne, so if those make me feel better then I'll do some exercise. Either Leslie's video or Level 1 of the Shred.

Yesterday was a good day. I got almost all my laundry done (a huge task, and my most dreaded chore). I ate sensibly... wheat thins and laughing cow cheese did make it in the mix, Dawnie. ;-) I didn't track my calories, which I really want to get back into doing. Since I really don't know how many calories are in things, I need to have a physical reminder of what I've eaten and how many calories it adds up to. It's just hard to get back to the computer these days, but I'll do my best.

I did get all my water in again yesterday. It's getting easier. I've thought about buying those Crystal Light things, but they seem so unhealthy with the artificial sweeteners. But if it helps me drink more, maybe it's worth it.

I plan to lay low today; I was supposed to go to the grocery store but I don't think I'm going to make it. My husband is going to try to come home early to do it for me. :-) He's a really good guy.

I also booked a ticket to go see Dr. Ray in Arizona in February, so hopefully we can get my hormones sorted out and back in balance. I'd love to see a loss on the scale on my sneak peek weigh in tomorrow, but if not... so what?

I was thinking yesterday that even if I only lose 5 pounds a month, by the time July comes (and bathing suits) I will have lost 35 pounds. I can live with that. Yes, I would love the weight to come off more quickly, but I really am willing to be patient, slow and steady and end up as that skinny turtle. I will not throw the towel in, even though it seems like ALL my friends in blog land are losing. IT IS NOT A COMPETITION.

It's not.

So, I will continue to plug away, thankful for the courage and grace to make these lifestyle changes and even if those pounds melt away S-L-O-W-L-Y, I'll take it. =)


  1. Hey :)
    Be comforted, I am not losing (although, I guess I am more a friend in real life than a blogger friend) :)
    I know the scale will catch up...You are doing so good.. Making good decisions :)
    Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Aw....I hope you feel better SOON!! Hopefully having exercised and eating more healthy will help with that, getting you back to normal sooner.

    I'm glad you're going back to Arizona - you can't really compare yourself to everyone else in blogger land because you have different things to deal with in your body, hormone wise. You'll lose weight at your own pace which like you said, wow, 35 pounds by summer conference? You can do it!! =)

  3. It's definitely NOT a competition. Everyone has there own personal physical and emotional issues that they are dealing with on a daily basis. So, it's pretty hard to compare with with someone else. The most we can do is try our best and encourage others and not give up.

    Sorry you're feeling sick. Hope you feel better by the weekend!

  4. Feel better soon! I drink Crystal Light all the time because one of my really bad habits was drinking huge amounts of sugary juices, but lately I've been thinking about cutting it out because it is so fake and probably filled with chemicals.

  5. Hi RuthAnne!

    Praying you are feeling better better!! Just listen to your body in the exercising dept... if you start feeling whoozy, stop! It's not worth throwing your body into exhaustion and having that cold hang on forever and ever. One day won't throw the whole plan! k? Take care of the RuthAnne!

    I have strong opinions about artificial sweetners.. water is water. Nothing can take the place of it. Your body LOVES water! Your taste buds WILL adjust... I promise! Don't give into the Crystal Light things... Resist.. he he... Your body doesn't love fake, chemical, cancer causing, neurological disease linked artificial sweeteners. Great way to keep your brain craving sugar too... HUGE research is showing that even tho the body doesn't absorb the zero calorie artificial sweeteners, the brain thinks you are giving it sugar. So it will continue to crave sugar badly.

    Well, I just did a soap box talk... oops! Just my 2 cents ;) Cheering you on, my friend!


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  7. Isn't it hard not to view it as competition sometimes? I struggle with that too! You have the winning attitude. We need to uphold each other in viewing this weigh loss as such.

    I'm so glad that you are able to take steps to get your hormonal/medical issues sorted out. I hope you feel better with your cold. I'm just waiting to come down with something because a lot of kids have been off sick from school. Viruses are going around and these kids are touching the piano keys that I have to touch!

    I love you for calling me Dawnie! I'm taking a Freedom Day tomorrow and I might have a laughing cow cheese and pray for you!!!

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