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What good's a cold ...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

... if you can't give it to someone?

At least, that's what my father always says.

Hence, I'm going back to work although, since I more or less got this bit o' fun from someone there, I probably can't return the favor. Ah well, there's always next time.

Anyway, thank you all for your kind support.

I did the resistance bands this AM, plus I will have to get in 15 mins of walking whether I want to or not -- it's the only way to get to work. But no weights for me today, and possibly not tomorrow; I'll see.

I'm just glad to be up and about, without any sort of body aches to speak of and with an internal temperature that seems to be stable.

More or less.

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JESPAH 3/11/2008 2:43PM

    Thank you. As for infecting people, I may have already done that without even trying, as one of my colleagues is out sick today. So my work here is done. :)

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SISNAMIL 3/11/2008 11:38AM

    Glad to know you are starting (at least) to feel more like yourself. Bundle up when you go out though, you don't need a relapse.

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Sick Sick Sick

Monday, March 10, 2008

Last night I got into bed and could not get warm. My hands and feet, in particular, were freezing. So I piled on the layers -- 2 prs of socks, 2 sweatshirts, 1 pr long john bottoms, 1 pr sweats, 1 3/4 sleeve shirt. Plus one of the sweatshirts is a hoodie and I wore the hood, and I put on gloves.

I was still cold. I had body aches. I was supremely unhappy.

Come this morning, of course, I'm sweating. Again like a longshoreman.

Hence I'm calling in sick to work today and there will be no physical activity for me, shy of getting downstairs to get my meals. I'll still take the alli capsules and will still watch the food intake but there is no way I am doing anything physical. I really want to kick this cold/mild flu quickly. A lot of people around me have had it. I had a flu shot this year but it doesn't seem to matter much as there is a strain going around that the CDC missed when they mixed up the batch of vaccine.

I will now revert to my childhood, as I sometimes do while I'm sick.

Therefore, please read me a story. Thanks in advance zzzzzzzzz

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SPARKNMOM 3/10/2008 10:12PM

    Glad you're feeling's definitely NO fun feeling like that.

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JESPAH 3/10/2008 7:05PM

    Everybody's so nice {shniff}.

PS I am feeling better, nothing that a lot of sleep, crosswords and fluids wouldn't cure.

Tomorrow I get to infect my coworkers! Yay!

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ACEHIGH76 3/10/2008 10:31AM

    I hope you feel lots better soon!

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SISNAMIL 3/10/2008 10:26AM

    Once upon a time.... We have had it here. My DH is still in bed with it. I came into work (somebody had to open up) even though I am still chilling. So take a zzzzzzz for me too.

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ANNETTEMARIE63 3/10/2008 6:00AM

    hope you get well soon and you be sure to drink plenty of water but also keep in mind that you should never exercise when you are sick.

ok there is my story to you. don't think you would want to hear a story that I usually tell my neice about a princess or my nephew about thomas the

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Land o' Fish

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Two days ago it was salmon. Yesterday it was leftover salmon for lunch and swordfish for dinner. Today it'll be tuna for lunch.

I am enjoying it -- I used to eat fish before, but we didn't have it for meals as my husband was not enamored of it. But he's a lot more interested now. It also seems that when I have fish over the weekends, I have better losses on Mondays (my official checkin day). Hmmm.

I will not, however, grow gills.

A gal's gotta draw the line somewhere.

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SISNAMIL 3/10/2008 10:22AM

    I love fish,butmy husband thinks it has to be battered and fried,unless it is salmon croquets or tuna.

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JESPAH 3/10/2008 5:35AM

    OOoh I understand tilapia is the gooood stuff.

I mainly just marinate the heck out of it, then 3 minutes on each side, twice (e. g. flip, flip, flip) on the indoor grill. Mrs. Dash makes a few kinds of marinade (I swear I am not a shill for Mrs. Dash; I just like the products) and the other night I used the mesquite. I bought a case of it via Amazon so I'm glad we like it.

We have cases of all sorts of diet-friendly foods, cluttering up our dining room: marinade, Oven Fry, oatmeal, Crystal Light, low sugar fruit snacks, decaf tea, etc. We live among the diet foods, it seems.

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THEBLUEGIRL 3/9/2008 10:28PM

    My husband and I are trying to eat more fish too. I'm the one who doesn't like it but he loves it. I've tried salmon at least a half dozen times and I just don't like it. But Josh (that's the husband) made a really good tilapia on Thursday. I was so surprised how much I liked it!

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SPARKNMOM 3/9/2008 10:01PM

    Glad to hear there will be no gills for you!! I am horrible at cooking fish. So...I only make it for myself! Not the family : ) Good luck on tomorrow's weigh in!

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Honest Sweat

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Now, I don't sweat much.

You may be saying to yourself, "But jes, you delicate little flower, how could anyone think of you as sweating?" Or, you may be saying, "jes, you're only kidding yourself. You sweat like a longshoreman in July." Or you might just be saying, "I wonder if I left the oven on?"

Well, I don't sweat, unless it's megahot and I've been exerting myself. Just the upper lip, thigh area and under the breasts. Very rare to get underarm sweat, even without antiperspirant. Really. It doesn't mean I don't get hot; I just get winded and red. Most attractive for this future delicate little flower!

But last night -- woof -- I sweated. It was humid, the heat was on but not cranking and I had on my usual workout attire which is the incredibly chic combination of the top I wore to work, a pair of ratty old long john bottoms, a pair of socks that have seen better days and a ponytail holder. A stylin' dawg if you're blind and have no taste.

And, I did my workout, even though I was extremely tired and really just wanted to get into bed. But I didn't. Wacky, I didn't want to get sleep over a workout. It was an abs-quads-glutes day. I did 40 reps of each exercise, came on here and logged everything, brushed my teeth and hit the sack, not stirring much until almost 12 hours later. But after the workout I noticed ... (drum roll please) ... sweat. Only in the underbreast and thigh areas, but sweat just the same.

I worked out. I got sweaty. Sweat took the toxins out. And then I slept like a longshoreman. But I dreamt of being a delicate little flower. ;)

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JESPAH 3/9/2008 11:12AM

    Ah, glad to do it. Have a great Sunday.

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SPARKNMOM 3/8/2008 10:41PM

    Well, future delicate little flower, you gave me a good little chuckle tonight...thanks! And congrats on sweating!!

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JESPAH 3/8/2008 1:48PM

    We should go into business together: Sis 'n Jes's House o' Sweat-free Workout Gear -- for all your longshoreman and delicate little flower needs

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SISNAMIL 3/8/2008 12:50PM

    I think we must be buying our workout clothes from the same boutique. lol

I have the same problem with not sweating. I really have to watch out in the summer or I end up with heat exhaustion.

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Every day

Friday, March 07, 2008

Life is pretty damned good these days, I have to say.

I am generally optimistic and have a boatload of energy, even though these days I have maybe 3 or 4 ounces of tea with caffeine and then that's it for caffeine for the day. I'll finish out the full-strength tea in a month or two and then -- no more.

Lotsa joy. Joy is good.

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JESPAH 3/8/2008 11:05AM

    Usually it's herbal stuff like mint. Sometimes it's Crystal Light or some knockoff of Crystal Light in hot water (hot cranberry is weird, I gotta admit).

I also have flavored splenda sticks -- add the vanilla to mint tea and it's kind got the vibe of drinking a Thin Mint.

I like green tea but I'm really finding that I need decaf these days as I'm zooming pretty much all the time, unless I'm asleep. Dang, you shoulda seen what a slug I was before this. It's quite a change.

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ANNETTEMARIE63 3/8/2008 4:15AM

    do you drink regular tea or green tea? I usually drink green tea with lemon although I think there is caffeine in that too. I usually buy the bigelow brand

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JESPAH 3/7/2008 9:46PM

    Of course you know the Happy Dance counts towards your aerobic minutes. :)

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SISNAMIL 3/7/2008 11:28AM

    Happy Dance!

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