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Not Safe to Drive

Sunday, January 09, 2011

This cold is a doozy. I cannot walk straight, cannot think straight. I think the combination of the cold meds are not doing me any favors. I have taken nothing today and my head is still quite foggy. We had errands to do today, but I don't feel sharp enough to get behind the wheel, so I will have to do it tomorrow after work...I hate to do that, but I have no choice.

I've dropped another pound overnight. It's the cold and lack of appetitte. The weight will come back.

I worked at a company for almost 15 years and left it nearly 10 years ago when I got one of those unbelieveably good offers. But I kept in touch with Company #1 and was sad to see the company close its doors last March. One of my former coworkers just started a new job this week. He is flying to Australia for training! I am so happy for him, so thankful for his family that he got this job and a tiny bit jealous that he gets to go to Australia!

I am dizzy, so I will end it here...

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CARRAND 1/10/2011 8:30PM

    Watch those meds! Sometimes I think they make things worse.

Australia would be fun, wouldn't it?

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MYSTERY4EVER 1/10/2011 3:03PM

    Oh, I hope this finds you feeling better. Take care of yourself.

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MISSY455 1/9/2011 9:53PM

    Any chance you have an ear infection or sinus infection rather than a cold? A cold shouldn't make you dizzy unless you are way under on your calories for the last few days. I hope you feel better really soon, if not maybe a trip to the doctor just to make sure it is just a cold.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/9/2011 6:12PM

  Australia are having floods now!

Hope you feel better soon... :(

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ROZELL99 1/9/2011 5:17PM

  I hope you feel better. Good luck.

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One Week Into the Year

Saturday, January 08, 2011

As I write this, the Jets have just beat the Colts and the Saints lost to the Seahawks earlier today. I feel like a jinx - the teams I like are losing! Actually, having lived in Alaska, the Seahawks are one of my teams, too, but I was rooting for the Saints because my VP is from Louisiana.

My cold has only worsened. I was wobbly today and did not move any more than I had to. I feel as if I had taken some knock out drugs or consumed a ton of alcohol, but I have done neither. This is a really weird cold!

The layoffs have continued and I don't know when it will be over, so I am not complacent at all. My boss has been sending a really strange vibe, but we have not talked about anything other than urgent business stuff so it will probably come up when I have my personnel review, which could be any time now. I just pray I am not on the layoff list.

No exercise today. I had planned to take a nice long walk today, but, being wobbly on my feet did not dare. I am well under on calories - no appetite. BF has the same cold so we have been coughing in unison...

Thanks to all of you who have commented on my blogs and on my page.
Prayers for those injured and for the families of those killed in the shooting in Arizona today...

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CARRAND 1/9/2011 2:41PM

    Do you get your flu shot this winter? It almost sounds more like the flu than a cold. Either way, rest and stay hydrated.

I hope your job is not in jeopardy. It always sounds like you do a lot for your company, and they should appreciate that.


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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/9/2011 12:28PM

  I hope you and your bf get over having the cold. Not fun at all. :(


Remember - PLENTY of fluids and REST. Nevermind your exercises. Exercises are for people who are NOT wobbly.

Don't mean to be like this.. BUT this is what you would say to me!! SOOOO!!! ;)



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BETTYBOO001 1/9/2011 12:02AM

    Sorry that you are not feeling your best but I believe you will be better soon. As far as the other lows in your life give your worries over to God otherwise its a sin. He and only he can handle it. Be of good cheer, feel better soon.

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ACIMPEGGY 1/8/2011 11:24PM

    Sweets, rest and get better then baby steps back toward exercise.

Be sure you are eating at least nearly the required allotments, though, cuz I'd think that could be the cause of your wobbliness (or pressure on your inner ear balance mechanism).

We have a new member of Toastmasters - an Area Captain.

You and BF get better quickly, please.


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Making Today a Success

Friday, January 07, 2011

"Making Today a Success" is my current status. When I posted that this morning, it was a comment of determination, not yet a statement of fact. This cold has really wrecked the beginning of the year for me. I hated taking 2 sick days in the first week of the year! I have not eaten much because the cold has taken away my appetite. One day, I would drink 12 glasses of water, the next, struggle to get 8 and then the next day another 12. Strange week.

So how was today a success? I got just over 8K steps in. I did some light strength training. I made it through the day at work and am ending the day on the low end of the nutrition metrics. Tomorrow is my weigh-in and I am curious to see what it will be. The kicker, though, will be to see how I do next week. I have noticed since starting SP nearly a year ago that I lose a little, gain a little, loose a little, gain a little, plateau for what feels like forever and so it takes a very long time for the loss to stick.

I spread the Spark to a friend at work. She wants to do some new diet that she's heard about. Something called the 17 day diet.

It was a very good day!

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CARRAND 1/8/2011 8:01PM

    I Spread the Spark too, today. The Blue Cross nurse called me to check up on my diabetes management and I told her about my 70 pound weight loss, and all the help I've gotten from Spark People. By the time we finished our conversation, she said she was going to join SP to work on her own health issues!

You are always such an inspiration to me, the way you meet challenges and don't give up. I'm confident you will do well next week as your nasty cold clears up.

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ROX2013 1/8/2011 12:36PM

    emoticon I hope your co worker is only trying to lose a few pounds. Those day diets etc always seem to set people up to fail. Hope she trys out sparkpeople and make the changes that will last forever. Losing is never easy especially when it comes to weight and habits. Have a great day!!

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JHADZHIA 1/8/2011 7:58AM

    I am glad you are getting better. I hope your co worker does give Spark a try before going on some fad diet. You appear to have a slower metabolism then even me.. Why don't you try going on the Spark Message Boards and see what people might suggest. You have to do it during work days though to get one of the Spark pros to answer. They aren't around on weekends.
Here is hoping this week is better for you

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MISSY455 1/8/2011 12:08AM

    Overall sounds like a very successful day! I hope the scale cooperates for you this week. I was trying to explain yesterday to my daughter the same two pound gain and loss I struggled with a few months ago, it was very frustrating. I knew I was doing all of the right things but the scale just refused to cooperate. I tried to remain consistent and feel like that is what finally paid off for me. She is now going through the same thing. Hang in there, keep doing what you know works and eventually the weight has to give up the fight.

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JAKEANDNELLIE 1/7/2011 10:11PM

    emoticonIt's always wonderful to hear when a Spark Friend has had a good day! I'm glad you're starting to feel better and can get back into your normal routine.
This year has not started off well, health-wise, for a lot of us. I'm hoping we've got the worst over and we'll all be healthy the rest of the year!

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Cold = No Appetite

Thursday, January 06, 2011

I stayed home sick again today. I slept a lot and did not do much else. A coworker emailed me with the news that a manager has been let go. She was not well liked, but I hate to see anyone lose their job. Of course, I don't know the details and never will. I kept thinking about her staff and wonder how they are feeling. Change can be painful!

I am on the low end, and below, on nutrition. This cold has taken away my appetite. I'm not stressed about it. When I feel better, the appetite will return. I am struggling to get the water in, though! Yesterday, I had about 12 glasses of water and am struggling to get 8 in today...

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CARRAND 1/7/2011 8:58PM

    I hope you're better soon!

I don't want to be sick, but I could use a little lack of appetite. For some reason I've been hungry all week.

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JHADZHIA 1/7/2011 5:38PM

    ll you can do is rest and ride it out. Hope you start to feel better soon, Another person lost in your company :( Are they downsizing in a big way or what. It sounded like a hug organization.

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BIKERBABE2BE 1/7/2011 9:42AM

    Sorry you are still not feeling better. Be sure and get lots of fluids and as much rest as you can. Take care! emoticon

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/7/2011 9:40AM

  I hope you're feeling better soon.


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    I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.
I'm sending healing thoughts and prayers your way.
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HOT_FLASH 1/6/2011 11:11PM

    Hope you feel better soon! Warm tomato tea helps when I have a cold - good nourishment and soothing. Take care.

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NOTBLUSHING 1/6/2011 10:57PM

    You're struggling to drink more water because you are not using as much. Bed rest doesn't make you sweat, so unless you have a fever, don't force yourself. Keep resting and get well soon!
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A Sad Day

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Today was a long day...I made it through the day at work and got some good work done, but am drained as I type this. My head cold is centered on my throat and I am tired.

I ate lightly and got in over 8K steps. Not much strength training, either.

My friend Wendy was fired on Monday. (I found out today) My heart breaks for her. I don't know who will take her responsibilities. She was our senior paralegal and handled our IP transactions (patents, trademarks and copyright releases). I hope we will remain in touch...

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LIBBYFITZ 1/7/2011 7:17PM

    Sorry to hear about your co[worker getting fired. Hope you get well soon. emoticon

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CARRAND 1/6/2011 8:29PM

    I'm sorry about your friend. This is a tough economy to be looking for a job. I'm sorry you're sick, too. See your doctor if you think the throat is a strep infection. I was just reading a SP Article about what to eat when you're sick. It said don't worry about calories when you're sick. When you have a fever, your metabolism actually goes up!


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MYSTERY4EVER 1/6/2011 12:13PM

    Wow, you are going through so much at work. Keep your health up. You are important.

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CHAOTIC-KITTY 1/6/2011 10:26AM

  sorry about your friend Wendy getting fired. :( sorry you had a bad day.


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TIBURONA 1/6/2011 1:25AM

    Feel it. (I keep reminding myself "this too shall pass" a lot lately).
We're here for you.

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JHADZHIA 1/6/2011 1:19AM

    Sorry about Wendy :(( Its bad when they are firing senior people :((.. Hope you feel better soon, but take it easy and look after yourself while you are sick, eat lots of citrus, get that vitamin C in, can lessen the length of time you are sick and the severity...
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BYEFATNANNY 1/5/2011 11:17PM

    That was insult to injury - sick and a co-worker gets fired. At least you ate well and got 8K in...when you are sick...not bad. Hang in there

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METAMORPHOSIS36 1/5/2011 11:08PM

    I'm sorry you had such a bad day. emoticon

Make it a point to try to keep in contact with your friend. She probably could use some comforting too.


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