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Back to work

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I am back at work today (as my title might ellude to), and I'm feeling a bit better. My throat isn't sore anymore, the antibiotics are finally kicking that part. Its still not super easy to breathe, but I can at least function, so thats good.

Husband waited on my yesterday and I only got out of bed to use the bathroom. It was wonderful and apparently, exactly what I needed.

I'm optimistic about being able to exercise again in the upcoming days. I might wait til Saturday just to be sure, but I'm excited to get started again. Tomorrow we have our pilate's class after school, which I think I can do since its not a cardio thing.

Yesterday for dinner husband went and got Jimmy Johns. I always get the same thing, turkey and sprouts on the wheat bread, although this time I opted for no mayo on my sandwich because after looking at the nutritional info, nixing their mayo and putting my own on saved me about 200 calories!! So I felt good about that choice. As a treat he brought me a chocolate chunk cookie to go with it. I looked up the nutritional info for that, and yowza! It was almost as much as the sandwich!! 420 cals for a COOKIE?! So I split it in half, gave half to him, and saved mine. I decided to eat half of my half later that night, and I couldn't even taste it. I still have 1/4 left for when my tastebuds wake up.


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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