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.
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. =)