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Lice and the Flu!

Friday, February 10, 2012

We had to do another treatment on my 10 year old daughter for the lice. She had it the worst, so, it didn't surprise me. We just keep cleaning the bedding, towels, and clothes in hot water.

Now we also have to deal with the flu! My 15 year old daughter has had it for a week now. I thought that we would get by without it spreading to other members - I was sadly mistaken!

My 10 year old was awake when I got up at 5am. She told me that she didn't sleep at all last night. When I asked her why, she just broke down and cried! I felt her head and she was warm. I took her temp and it was 100.3 degrees. I then noticed that the cheerios, mild and tea were not settling well in my stomach! I gave her the Tylenol and I am sticking to Gatorade and easy to digest stuff ( no MILK!) We will see how it goes!

I have sprayed Lysol on all surfaces that get touched and we are keeping healthy family members.

This puts a kink in my healthy eating and exercise for the MS150 plans. Looking on the good side, my husband gets to cook supper while I am sick emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHEENADEE 2/10/2012 1:11PM

    Hang in there. Flu and lice...both can be exhausting I'm sure.

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GONEWLIFE 2/10/2012 11:50AM

    I read on sparkpeople health news that there is a new perscription medication for shampoo to get rid of lice... maybe you can try that if it's too persistant !
Good luck and hope you all feel better soon !

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JEEPINRED 2/10/2012 11:46AM


You need a vacation for sure.

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Who knew that such a little bug could cause so much problems!

Friday, January 27, 2012

I got the dreaded email yesterday from my son's school. Someone was diagnosed with lice! I checked out my son. I suspected that it was lice and took him to get a professional opinion. Yep! it was lice. The good news, it wasn't bad - only one egg and mechanical (use a fine toothed lice comb) removal was advised.

I decided to check my other kids. The teenager had nothing. Now for the bad news - the little guys were infested with oodles of little critters that were crawling around their ice blonde little heads! That means I call their school to have all 2nd and 3rd graders screened, I plaster their bodies from crown to torso with yucky cream, and do loads of laundry all day long!

I checked out my husband who didn't have anything. I had him check me out and I am getting plastered too! I have heard the horror stories of people who took a year to eradicate these critters from their homes.

Right now can we just get the itching to STOP!


Easier now that kids are in school

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We I have a new normal with the kids back in school. My 11 yr. old goes to a private school that operates on the university model. He goes to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm. He didn't test into their math and he isn't taking an elective or PE since we are doing the MS 150. That means I teach math on T,Th. and I have to come up with a set of work for M, W, F. I also have to help supervise his work on M, W, F. So, I don't have complete control of my days when he is at home. what does that mean for my weight loss? I am just now trying to figure this one out.

I plan on participating in the PE with him. But, I have to develop a plan for the PE. I will need a rainy day plan since I don't like exercising outside when it is below 60 degrees or if it is so rainy that it would be dangerous. I may try to find one (or 2) of those stands that you put the rear wheel of the bike on so that you can cycle indoors with your bike. I also need to be stronger on my diet. I want to be eating within my calorie range and keep my meals healthy and well balanced.

The key is my motivation. I want to use my training for the MS 150 as a means to my goal of 140 pounds. I think that if I take it one day at a time, I will be able to start the ball rolling. So today, I will do a HIIT workout. For those of you unfamiliar with The Turbo Fire series of workout DVDs, that is a high intensity, interval training. There is a 15 minute class and these workouts are designed to help you get stronger at any sport or form of exercise that you do. I am only going to think about today, so , tomorrow I will determine and blog about what form of exercise I will do. It would be nice if someone could check in on me and make me accountable. I don't have anyone with a good enough memory to do this in person.

If you are willing to do this for me, let me know. I will take more than one person. We can make a group and I will help you with the same thing. Are you looking for a workout buddy? We can commit to working out at the same time considering time zones and then blog about what we did and take the heat from the group if we didn't workout on the days assigned. Let's make this the year that we realize one accomplishment that benefits our body, soul, and mind! I am the one on the left.


Out of the routine!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I am trying to get back into my routine. With kids at home, it is hard to stick to my program. The good news - I am not gaining. The bad news - I am not losing. The kids go back in 6 days and I will be on a roll again! This is short and sweet. Have a great day!


Seeing improvement!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

My son and I did our usual 4.6 mile ride. We usually do it in 30 minutes or so. It went real fast on Friday. We didn't officially time it, but, my husband swears that we were only gone for 20 minutes.

The real test will be to time it. The ride did feel like an under 30 minute ride. So today, we will actually time it! I am even going to put air in my tires so that I don't feel like I am riding uphill the whole time - What a concept!

If we actually do the 4.6 mile ride in under 30 minutes, then we need to up the time for cycling. We are working up to a 3 hour ride as it is to do the BP MS 150. We have never done this race before and could use some great advice - especially from Houston area people who have done this race in the past. I printed off the map of the race route, It looks do-able.

Weigh in with words of wisdom. Our goal is to just finish the race with a respectable time and not have to go to the hospital afterwards!


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