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Monday, February 21, 2011


Short post today as I am still recovering. Shoulda known it was coming. My husband was sick several days last week and the kids had it the week before. On Friday the frieght train hit me and I was in bed from about 7pm Friday night until I had to pry myself out this morning for work. Fever, chills, aches, cough, sore throat, nausea and vomiting. The whole deal. At least it wasn't the flu as I tested negative. Today I feel better, but not great.

I went home at lunch and slept for an hour and that helped. I hate feeling sick and being weak and dizzy doesn't help my focus at work.  At least I don't think I'm contagious anymore as I have no more fever. It pisses me off since I thought I'd escaped this one. Little germ incubators I call my children are always bringing home something new. You'd think I'd be immune as I'm exposed to this stuff all the time, but I'm not. At least my immune system works well and I'm much better after only a couple of days and not the 5 it took my husband.

I weighed in for the challenge yesterday in a sleepy haze and weighed 196. I was quite pleased with that number. Back up just a little this am, thanks sodium. Chicken soup and crackers and sprite is all I've ingested and not all the water as it makes me feel sick. I'm doing better on that front today.  None of my high and mighty exercise goals were met for the weekend, but that's ok. I have the rest of my life to get this stuff done. I'm not giving up and I'm not quitting.

I canceled on the trainer for today. No friggin way I could do that stuff as staying upright is taking all my energy today. I didn't track my calories yesterday, but I'm sure I'm under 1200. So far I'm fine today also and I'm trying to make myself get all the fluids in.

I've been around reading all your blogs and I hope all of you avoid this illness and stay on track. See you tomorrow.


  1. I think the sniffles are world wide...glad you're feeling better.

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better! I've had an almost-crud that just won't bloom. My nose is threatening to run, my chest is trying to be congested... if it would just peak and get OVER already.


  3. yes, yes, yes...I have the same crap. Except it started just like a ton of phlegm in my lungs. Slowely working it's way up. Guh.

  4. Seems like you've had more than your share of the crud this winter. You deserve better!

  5. I"ve totally decided I'm not getting sick this year. I don't have time for it. :-)

  6. Hope you are feeling better - sounds like a truly lousy weekend. Nice weigh-in, though! :)

  7. So many people I know have been sick lately. I had a little of the tummy stuff going on yesterday and this morning but I I don't think it is taking hold and I am starting to feel better.

    Hang in there, the weight is coming off!


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