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Still sick...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I was miserable all day yesterday. Truthfully I barely remember driving to work. I decided I'd stay home today and try to recuperate a bit.

I feel so guilty about not exercising!! You kinda need to breathe to exercise, though, and I'm having troubles with that part of the whole thing right now. To top it off, my calories changed this week due to my weigh in and amount of exercise I HAD been doing, so now my minimum isn't 1200 anymore, its 1300. Should I still be eating at 1200 since I'm doing little to no activity? I stayed right at 1300 yesterday. And also, do I really need to count my cough medicines and throat drops? I mean, come on.

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SURFACING 2/12/2008 11:31AM

    Dang it, my smiley face broke across a line! Oh, well, you get the idea.

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SURFACING 2/12/2008 11:30AM

    I think if you have to count cough medicine, your diet is a wee bit too rigid. :-) Sucks that you are still sick, but I'm glad you stayed home. Get rest and skip the exercise; the 2 minutes that you'd be able to do before you passed out won't help much.

As for the calories, I'd say you should probably eat in your range but stay at the low end.

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Murphy's Law

Sunday, February 10, 2008

So, I'm on a good streak. Working out every day, eating well, and then BAM. I get sick.

Sinus infection with chest congestion.

I can barely breathe, I am getting winded extremely easy, thus no cardio in the mornings until I can breathe almost normally.

I don't have a treadmill, so I can't just walk, all I have is an elliptical. Should I do it anyway at a lower intensity?

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F8CONE8 2/10/2008 10:47PM

    I know how you feel. I was like really getting into it and the weekend was here and sunshine and blam.... sick. This really is the pits.

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Well I must be doing something right...

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Even after feeling rather crappy and unmotivated yesterday, I somehow managed to lose 3.3 pounds this week. So I guess I've gotta be doing something right!!!

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ABMW2007 2/9/2008 10:38AM

    yay!!!! 3.3 pounds is a good loss for a week!!!!!! Your definitely doing something right.

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Feeling Better...

Friday, February 08, 2008

I just got done teaching a class that was absolutely insane and kept me very busy for the 45 minutes I was in there.

It actually made me feel better, somehow, though. I don't know why, I have no idea actually, but after coming back to my office I don't feel so gross or overwhelmed anymore.

I realized that I can still have a good dinner even after eating 900 calories today, and still stay well within my calorie range with this scrumptious breakfast foody type dinner I'm planning on eating.

Part of the problem today is just that I don't feel well. My throat hurts, I'm coughing, and I just want to go home. I want to see my husband (who has been working long hours this week so I haven't gotten to spend much time with him) and my dog (who hates being left alone as it is so this week has been quite the shock to her) and get into comfy clothes and watch movies and just be. Luckily, that time is quickly approaching.

Tomorrow is weigh in. Kinda nervous about that, but que sera sera. I know that I'm doing whats right for my body (even if I have slipped up here and there) and overall I do feel better for it.

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F8CONE8 2/8/2008 11:47PM

    I am glad that you feel better and not "gross" Teaching can be hard but it someone takes our minds off of everything else for a while. I know when I'm in the classroom I'm totally "on" and I don't ususally know I'm tired or anything else until I sit down in my office. Funny job....

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Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm having a weak day today. I am tired, kinda cranky, and VERY GLAD it's Friday. It has been a very stressful week for my husband and I, and I'm looking forward to a few days of recuperation. I am also starting to get sick, I woke up this morning with a horrible sore throat and I can feel a chest cold coming on, so I loaded up on the vitamin C this morning and can't wait to go home and just lie down.

Yesterday I made some diet soda cupcakes, and I brought them to school today to share so that people could see that healthy foods can be good too (and easy to make!!). When I got here, there were donuts and bagels and juice and coffee in the lounge, which I totally forgot about, but I didn't indulge. It's just not worth it.

Yes its a weak day and that did make me feel better, but eating the wrong foods isn't my problem today. It's eating TOO MUCH of the right foods. The exact OPPOSITE problem of what I was dealing with before starting this thing. Before, I didn't eat very much, but I was eating the wrong foods. Foods laced with carbs and fat and empty calories. Now, I'm eating the right foods, but I'm eating so much of them. And today it has taken all of my strength not to keep eating after I'm done being hungry just because I AM tired and sick and wanting to go home.

It's 1:30pm and I've already eaten almost 900 calories today. THATS INSANE. It didn't help that before I even exercised I found myself eating one of those cupcakes, albeit no whipped cream on top, but STILL. I decided to even it out by cutting my normal breakfast in half, and that helped a bit. But seriously. Today needs to be over so I can go home, relax, and STOP BINGING.

No one likes a crabby teacher. And thats what I am. Crabby.

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AMETHYSTD 2/8/2008 2:37PM

    If it helps you, when I have that realization that I don't want to stop eating, I take a second and tell myself that it's probably because I'm thirsty. Whether or not it's true (almost 100% of the time it is, I think) I load up on water and any time I get that urge I take a drink. It's amazing and it works. I hope it works for you too.

You can do it. We all have uneasy days. Personally, I try to frame those types of days in my head as learning days; a chance to experience something I need to teach myself for when things get rough/tougher.

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