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Blech! Rocky Horror and Pneumonia DON'T mix. *sigh*

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Just Dance 4 is no fun when you can't dance with abandon!

Still, there are enough dances in the game that I can do a low impact version of to help keep my streak going.

Today I did 3 that worked, and a fourth that I wished I hadn't bothered with.

Then it was the turn of Time Warp.

And I quit!

I don't mind low impacting Oops I Did it Again. I'l even avoid the jumping moves in Can't Take My Eyes Off You ...

But I am NOT ruining the Time Warp! That would be sacrilege - don't you agree? :-)

So let's hope I am up to being a bizarre form of Riff Raff really soon! Otherwise I could lose my Bingo game! *pout*

TEMPORARY GOLDEN RULE:

If it shakes my boobs or rattles my brain, it is too high impact for pneumonia girl!

Sensible! Good girl! :-)

Had enough hassle breathing in the sub zero temp today between here and Waitrose. Lungs were not thrilled.

Hoping to keep indoors now, at least until Monday - pretty please!!!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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ARTJAC 12/11/2012 11:00PM

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KRISTA-GIRL 12/8/2012 1:24PM

    No boob shaking, ever, that's my motto! Get an Enell, girl! And take some time off. :-) emoticon I should let you know that I'm catching up my Bingo card today! emoticon But! As I have never, ever gotten any kind of Bingo, you could probably drop out of the game altogether and still beat me.
Take care of yourself! (Oh, and you are right - gotta do Time Warp justice!)

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MARUKI52 12/7/2012 10:33AM

    Lexie. I've had pneumonia too. Please, please don't overdo any exercise. Your body needs all the energy it can muster to fight the pneumonia. Let the streak wait and concentrate on resting and getting better. It will only take you longer to get better if you don't and I am speaking from experience. I ended up being ill for 3 months and came out the other end with my ribs like a xylophone and too weak to stand for long. Please take care of yourself.
(A plea from the heart and from experience)

I've just read your previous blog about being sick which I had not read before so ignore this post if you wish.

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SENATOR9 12/7/2012 9:39AM

    Take the weekend to relax and get better.No more shaking emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 12/7/2012 7:52AM

    If it shakes my boobs or rattles my brain, it is too high impact for pneumonia girl! I'm sorry you are sick but this made me laugh!!

I LOVE the Time warp!! Is that on just dance 4? I used to see that movie every weekend when I was a teenager!! Great times!!!

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CUBBYMAMMA 12/7/2012 7:33AM

    had to click over to read when I saw the title alone.... emoticon
Sorry you are sick, but you have a great sense of humor ....

here's to keeping your girls and your brain from shimmying too hard and wishing you a super speedy recovery!!!

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CAROLYNNE242 12/7/2012 7:09AM

    Please take care of yourself!! Get well soon!!!
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RAINBOWCHOC 12/7/2012 4:32AM

    visions of a Victorian lady with the vapours "Time-warping" will amuse me all day.
Get well soon

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NEW-CAZ 12/7/2012 3:11AM

    emoticon Lex rest up!

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    Get well soon!

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_LINDA 12/6/2012 11:53PM

    Glad to hear you are being sensible about it all. Not going out in the cold should be the number one priority. Its lucky Tara didn't catch it.. Technically, you shouldn't be doing ANY form of cardio with an upper respiratory illness, especially one so very serious.
Do take care of yourself please!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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    Feel better soon! The Time Warp is fun isn't it? emoticon

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BOVEY63 12/6/2012 3:35PM

    Amazing that you still worked out with pneumonia!
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'Snow reason to panic!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

There I am strolling down the stairs at 6.30 this morning thinking to myself, "My, it is unusually bright outside this morning ... Uh, oh!"

*rushes into sitting room and peers out of the curtains*

EXPLETIVE!!!!! It's snowing! Oh, great!!! That's going to seriously mess with our plans today!

I go into the kitchen to put on the heating and the kettle just as Tara walks in.

"What's up?" she asks.

"Snow!"

"Much?"

For answer, I reached into the kitchen drawer, pulled out the back door key, walked across the room, inserted key in lock, and opened the back door with a flourish...

To this...



"Oh!"

In silence, I made the tea, while Tara mulled over the situation.

"Well, it isn't too bad", she says, "I reckon I can walk to college ok."

So the discussion ensued, about ice, slipping, and taxi rides.

The upshot - Tara would start to walk to college, and if it was too slippery she would come back and share the taxi I was getting to the hospital. The taxi that was booked for 9.30am because the outpatients gets busy, but you have to be there by 11.30am to be sure to get your blood test done, and if you need an x-ray too you need to get there earlier because the x-ray department closes between 12 and 2, and you don't want to be forced to hang around for two hours to get an x-ray because of delays in the blood dept.

I figured that even with the snow disruption it would give me plenty of time to get there.

Yeah ... right!

So Tara set off at around 8.15, and I stand in the window to wave her off ... in the wrong direction! Cue frantic phonecall from Mum to say, "Where are you going?" A minute later Tara trudges past the house going in the right direction this time, muttering into her phone, "What was I thinking?"

LOLOL

Happens to all of us! :-)

Then I head upstairs, get washed and dressed, and apply my walking boots to my feet for a stroll to the Co-op to get some cash out. One short and very slippery trip later, I'm back home relieved to think I will be having a door-to-door service to the hospital with minimal pavement action. At least the snow is slushy - a good sign that it will go away before the end of the day, all being well.

And I sit and wait for the taxi until 1/4 to ten, but no sign of it, so I ring them, and ring and ring and ring. Must have been three minutes before someone finally answered the phone!

Only to inform me that they were running 45 minutes behind schedule!

Great! Still, as long as it wasn't much worse than that it would be alright. Tara had made it to college ok, so it wasn't like she was sitting here waiting as well.

So I hung in there - until 10.40am!!! I was just about to ring and say forget it, when the taxi pulled up, thank the gods!

The driver had me at the hospital by 10.55am, and I was in having blood removed twenty minutes later. And about 20 minutes after that I was standing pressed - bare skin to flippin' cold steel - having my chest x-ray done.

When I got out of the hospital I could see little point in trying to get a taxi to come get me. It was quite cold, they were probably still well behind schedule, and so standing around in the cold in my condition would be stupid, and walking is supposed to be ok, so I decided to walk into town - a ten minutes so my exercise streak sorted - and catch a taxi from the rank on the high street instead.

When I reached town I remembered I had a bill to pay, and that there were a couple of library books waiting for me, so I sorted those out seeing as I felt ok, and then I walked past the pasty shop, the smell of which made me feel hungry. Moments later I emerged with a pasty in my shopping bag, and headed to the high street thinking longingly of getting home to munch it for my lunch. I was halfway down East Hill before I remembered I was supposed to be getting a taxi home.

OOOPS!!!! Force of habit you see. *gulp*

Well, by this point it would have been silly to walk all the way back to the high street, so I kept going, knowing that I could wait at a bus stop if I felt too tired to continue.

As it was on the way, I popped into Waitrose for a couple of bits, and walked into the house about 1pm. A bit achey, but otherwise fine.

I must admit I hadn't planned that, and I do feel very tired and I'm heading to bed as soon as I finish this, but *touchwood* I think I got away with it.

BUT, no more trips out aside from Waitrose tomorrow. But Tara is coming with me and dragging Wilbur home for me (my shopping bag on wheels), so I don't strain myself. :-)

Then a long weekend of recovery time, I hope. :-)
Looking forward to a lot of r&r. :-)

Oh, and the snow has all but disappeared! :-)

You know Christmas is approaching when you can buy sprouts on a stick! LOL



Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 12/6/2012 1:58PM

    Sounds like even though the taxi was late, all went smoothly at the hospital. Glad you made it home okay, and I hope you're no worse for wear today after that walk.

Believe it or not, I've never seen sprouts on a stick! I had no idea that they look like that.

Enjoy your restful weekend!

xoxo
Carla

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BOVEY63 12/6/2012 1:34PM

    Glad you made it to and from the hospital okay. Hope you get some well deserved rest this weekend!
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DESERTJULZ 12/6/2012 1:12PM

    Congrats on getting all that unplanned exercise!

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_LINDA 12/6/2012 11:10AM

    Glad you made it some safely without any ill effects and have a nice weekend to rest up! Probably better off trying the bus rather then a taxi on a new snow day -lucky you it didn't hang around. I got to admit I had never seen sprouts on a stick until I started going to the Farmer's Market -they simply never sell them that way in our grocery stores.
Enjoy your evening!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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JANESLOSS 12/6/2012 10:39AM

    Wow Lex what a day you had!!

Glad you made it back and forth safely!

Wishing you some restful days ahead.

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SENATOR9 12/6/2012 9:37AM

    Quite a day you had.Now take some time to rest.

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NOREGRET2010 12/6/2012 7:54AM

    Wow, Lex...you really do know how to "take it easy", don't ya? LOL!

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NEW-CAZ 12/6/2012 3:11AM

    talk about best made plans o'mice and men. I had a lousy day too.

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CHICCHANTAL 12/6/2012 2:30AM

    I absolutely LOVE the druids. Will keep an eye open for them in my back garden.

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ANNEMAC5 12/6/2012 1:23AM

    Just had a quick catch up with your blogs. What a day to have a hospital appointment you did well to make it. I hope you get your results quickly. You will feel tired to-day but you seem to be making sensible plans to recover over the week-end, (it is hard to do very little !). I had a terrible journey to work yesterday at 715 I was heading out of my drive having cleared 2" of snow from the car then the road was like an ice-rink. I am 2 miles from the A12 and it took me an hour passing 3 accidents in that short stretch. I was only 45 mins late for work so could have been worse. Looking out this morning just a dusting of snow but freezing. I then have 4 days off so at least I can walk places and leave the car parked up,
Well done on your exercise streak, you are amazing.
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SHAWFAN 12/5/2012 7:54PM

    Hope all comes back well and you're on the mend. emoticon

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SCREWIE 12/5/2012 6:42PM

    Wow!

Apparently it snowed here this morning too, but I hadn't had my coffee yet and missed it!

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RAINBOWCHOC 12/5/2012 5:44PM

    amazed the taxi arrived at all! Good job you weren't catching a plane from Stanstead.
Hope the results show you are on the mend, you are certainly a great advert for not giving in.
big hugs, Sandra

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Keeping up an exercise streak when sick...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Can exercise streaks and pneumonia get along? That is the question. :-)

One of the main reasons I was so shocked by the pneumonia diagnosis is that I really don't feel that bad! Ok, so I'm coughing quite a bit, and some of the gunk I'm coughing up is a bit bloody (and it was that which sent me scurrying to the doc because we all know that is not a good thing to be happening). And my temp is erratic - from 97 degrees to 102 at times, but normal the rest of the time, and my sinuses are playing games with me, and I have a little breathlessness and chest wall pain which I thought was the costo playing up, until I discovered they are also symptoms of pneumonia, and I have a really sore head when I cough. And I can feel fine one minute and exhausted the next. And we all know how stubborn I am about things like putting myself to bed when I'm ill. :-)

But truthfully, given all I normally have to deal with – costo – sinuses – diverticular fun and games - I don't feel that bad!

I must admit, though, I am feeling rather nervous. I know that if I don't take good care of myself, and avoid other people who are sick, it could get a lot worse very quickly!

So I did what a lot of us do these days, and went on the internet for advice. And became very confused. Because there is no straightforward advice for people with pneumonia, because pneumonia itself varies so much - what with the different types of pneumonia there are, and how differently it can affect people.

Anyway, what cheered me was my doctor's words when she was examining me yesterday. She said that “at least you are still on your feet, so that's good”. Now I need to figure out how best to STAY on my feet. :-)

So, having perused several professional medical and health sites, this is the general consensus of opinion as to what I need to do:

DRINK

Drink plenty of water – at least 6-8 glasses per day! Drinking plenty of liquids helps keep the mucus in your lungs thin and loose. This can help you cough up the extra secretions in your lungs that are making it hard for you to breathe.

Thankyou SP! I already drink this much water every day!

Avoid alcohol – not a problem! :-)

FOOD

Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables that are rich in the antioxidants C, E, and beta-carotene, which may boost the functioning of your immune system.

Antioxidants (Vitamins A, C and E) are important for healthy immune function. Be sure to eat plenty of dark green leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach) and orange or yellow-colored fruits and vegetables (carrots, oranges, mangos, apricots).

Thankyou SP! I already eat plenty of freggies most days and will check which ones fit this particular bill! :-)

SLEEP

Be sure to get at least 8 hours of rest a night, preferably in a warm room. You may need extra rest, such as naps, while recovering from pneumonia.

This is a little trickier, given the occasional coughing fit, and the fact I am not sleeping too well at the moment, but I'll do my best. :-)

EXERCISE

In general, sitting in a chair and walking is good for your lungs. You need to be up as much as you can tolerate without getting too tired. Balance rest periods with activity during the day. Pace yourself. Try to be out of bed and active without becoming too tired.

Pneumonia affects each person differently. Talk with your doctor about when to return to your usual activities such as driving, working, and exercising. Keep in mind that it can take up to a month to get your strength back after having pneumonia.

But hey, at least mine has been caught early! :-)

NO exercise when in the grip of a fever! My body has enough to do when my temp is up (or down), so adding exercise is not at all helpful!

So, the final pressing question is …

Can I continue my exercise streak?

The answer to that is YES!

As long as I am VERY careful not to overdo things, and keep it nicely low impact, such as walking, and maybe some light stretching moves. No pushing my limits for a while, but the streak still lives - for now! :-)

As long as I STOP if there is ANY sign of deterioration in my condition.

So, no lectures please! :-) I promise that I will NOT do anything I don't feel able to do, and if I have a bad day and have to break the streak I will break it – no arguments. :-)

So, tomorrow, assuming I feel well enough, I'm off to the hospital for the blood tests and the chest x-rays. Bryony is treating me to a taxi in each direction so I don't overstrain myself – the walk would have been around 3/4 hour each way, and I had to agree that I wasn't sure I'd be up to that.

Take care,
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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FUZZIEBEAR3 12/5/2012 10:17AM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a good plan. emoticon

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SENATOR9 12/5/2012 9:18AM

    Staying on your feet is good.Now we must find a way for you to sleep standing up emoticon Good luck on your blood test emoticon

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CARLA-216 12/5/2012 9:18AM

    You're smart and I trust you to not overdo.

Continued get well wishes for you!

xoxo
Carla

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NOREGRET2010 12/5/2012 8:44AM

    Here's to a speedy recovery....follow docs orders, be sensible about the exercise and really, don't over do it. Ask me how I know...I went back to work too soon after a bout with pneumonia...and ended up missing a whole extra week. so make sure to rest when you feel tired!

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    emoticon Back to you Lex! Take care and definitely don't over do! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 12/5/2012 3:01AM

    Lex i applaud your determination to keep that streak going! but do take care hun, want you well and able to enjoy Crimbo emoticon emoticon

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    Lots of warm liquids. emoticon

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I hope you get well FAST! That is good to know - as I am also on an exercise streak, and would HATE to have to give it up because of illness!! :-) Thanks for sharing what you found out! Take care of yourself!!

(((HUGS)))
~ Christa

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_LINDA 12/4/2012 10:21PM

    You found good advice, but the best should be from your very own Dr. You are dealing with it in the best way you can, so good on you! One thing not mentioned is if you feel extra stuffed and congested, lean over a bowl of hot to steaming water (careful not to scald) and put a towel over your head for a quick steam to loosen everything up. Its important to get rid of the crud in your lungs for sure.
Take good care of yourself, we are all pulling for you to get a quick recovery!
Hugs,
Linda xxx

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SOULFISH80 12/4/2012 10:05PM

    Wow, that is wild, I can't believe you are doing that well with pnuemonia. My husband had it a couple of years ago, and it was HORRIBLE! He was down and out for awhile. I think maintaining a mild exercise routine could be beneficial, and it sounds like you know yourself well enough to know when enough is enough. Good luck, stay strong, be positive (sounds like you are already) and I'm sure you'll whoop this bug's booty very soon.

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ANNIE924 12/4/2012 7:58PM

    So sorry to hear you have pneumonia. Please take care of yourself. emoticon

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    Just take care and get well soon!
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RAINBOWCHOC 12/4/2012 6:18PM

    mmmm, tinternet can be very confusing with it's advice. You know what's best, I'll trust you to be sensible!
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LOVESLIFE48 12/4/2012 5:32PM

    It's good that you are commited to your streak but please, please listen to your body girlfriend!! Hope all your test and X-rays are normal!!
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CAT-IN-CJ 12/4/2012 5:31PM

    I just stopped in to check on you. Hope you're better soon.
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CHICCHANTAL 12/4/2012 5:08PM

    Blimey Lex, the last thing you should be worrying about at the moment is SP! Take care of yourself sweetie.

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I have Pneumonia!

Monday, December 03, 2012

That was a shock! My head started to ache really badly when I coughed, and I started to cough up a little blood yesterday morning in the general bug gunge, and as it was still happening this morning I went to the doc. She listened to my chest and could hear crackling noises in my upper right lung, so I am on antibiotics and have to go to the hospital for blood tests and a chest x-ray.

I was NOT expecting this, but the doc says the good thing is that I'm still on my feet, so it could be a lot worse! :-)

Unfortunately, when I rang the hospital about my diverticular disease and polyp consultation to see what they thought would be best given the situation, they decided to move my appointment. I was supposed to see them this week, but am now not seeing them until 18th January. *sigh*

Pneumonia trumps Polyps!

Hope your week is shaping up to be better than mine! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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NOREGRET2010 12/4/2012 8:46AM

    Take extra-good care of yourself, pneumonia is the pits!! Sending healing thoughts....

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MRE1956 12/4/2012 7:30AM

    Sorry you're dealing with pneumonia - I'd have to agree that that trumps your polyp situation.......pneumonia, sadly, has taken down many a *younger* person (don't ask me how I know this).....

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Thank you for sharing your cool quotes and pics (yeah, I'd possibly scream, too, if I saw "kitty" in the tissue box - and then give it a good cuddle)!

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DEELB1 12/3/2012 8:26PM

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    Best Wishes for a fast recovery. Take it easy and take care of yourself. emoticon & emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 12/3/2012 4:35PM

    Oh Lexie! I'm so sorry you have pneumonia!!! I bet that was a shock!! Please take care of yourself!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARLA-216 12/3/2012 3:32PM

    I'm sorry you have pneumonia, and I hope it's gone soon for you. Take good care and get lots of rest. I'm sure the doctor told you to take it easy, right?

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Carla

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BOVEY63 12/3/2012 2:47PM

    Hope you are doing better real soon.
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Linda xxx

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PRINCESSAMY 12/3/2012 2:08PM

    I hope you feel better.

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0309COOKIE 12/3/2012 12:46PM

    Make sure you get your rest. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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SHARJOPAUL 12/3/2012 11:32AM

    Take good care of yourself, pneumonia is tough & takes a while to really recover from it.

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KATHRYNLP 12/3/2012 11:30AM

    Oh nooooooo..... hope you feel better soon! emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 12/3/2012 11:23AM

    Sending the biggest hug that is possible and an offer to do the ironing. Trouble with that is you'd have to send it by a real courier, but the thought and offer is there.

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    Wishing you better health soon! emoticon

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    Lex hun, sorry to hear this, hope you feel better soon emoticon

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FUZZIEBEAR3 12/3/2012 10:20AM

    Oh, that sounds awful -- I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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    Hope you feel better soon!

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It's not the end of the world ... yet! :-)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

One of my spark friends made me think today. She wrote this blog:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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What she wrote really got me thinking, and as a result I've had to go back through my blogs to check a few things. I seem to have been what I've been considering 'stuck' at around 12 1/2 stone for well over a year now. I've been telling myself, and others, that I wouldn't say no to losing another stone, but I'm not too worried.

That was the truth of the matter. Another stone lost wouldn't hurt, but I feel very comfortable as I am, so no biggie either way. :-)

Having read Speedy's post, however, I think it may be time to drop the whole, 'another stone wouldn't hurt', and instead realise that my body is happily maintaining at this time. I waver between 12 stone 7lbs and 12 stone 10lbs, and it feels fine to me. I think the only way to lose more would be to switch to low fat spreads, artificial sweeteners, and forgo my little treats, and I don't want to stop enjoying my food.

Besides, in the close to four years since I joined Sparkpeople I've lost 2 stone! That is a terrific achievement, and not to be overshadowed by the attitude that it isn't really enough. I can hear it in my head. “Two stones gone is pretty good, but it could be a lot better!”

The real celebration should be that I have lost two stone, and I've kept it off for over a year now! I am eating more healthily, getting my 5 freggies in most days, and rarely less than 3 or 4 on the rest of the days. I am drinking at least 8 glasses of water 99 days out of a hundred, and only short a glass or two on my off days. I get exercise almost daily, with only occasional rest days, and have recently started a daily streak to keep that going.

And talking of that, my streak is now 8 days. Yesterday I did a little aerobics using Exerbeat, and today, because my head didn't want to be moved much thanks to bunged sinuses, I did a couple of Coach Nicole's Dumbbell upper body exercise videos. :-)




So, here we are in December 2012, the dreaded date is looming...

I'm putting off some stuff until after the 21st. Such as filling in my tax return. Well, I agree that this whole end of the world thing is probably hocum, but just in case, there's no point making the last three weeks of my life miserable, eh? :-) Let's face it, if it's true, I'm not gonna be needing that tax return!
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Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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CARLA-216 12/3/2012 3:31PM

    You've done a wonderful job and are a fine example of how to live and eat and still maintain a substantial loss. So proud of you!

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NOREGRET2010 12/3/2012 8:21AM

    Go you!!! Hope you feel better SOON!!!

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BOVEY63 12/2/2012 9:11PM

    I am planning for a wonderful 2013!
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SENATOR9 12/2/2012 11:00AM

    I'm not buying my New Years party tickets till the 22nd

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DEELB1 12/2/2012 3:05AM

  I would not worry what the Mayans predict. I heard on the History Chanel that they only lasted 100 years. emoticon dee aka deelb1

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LYNNA1968 12/1/2012 6:54PM

    stay happy & have no regrets!

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CHICCHANTAL 12/1/2012 5:11PM

    Couldn't we make it 20 December rather than 21? I'll be in my favourite place in the world, and if it's going to end, that's where I'd choose to be.

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STONECOT 12/1/2012 4:40PM

    Just in case, I'm staying p*****d from 20-22nd December! I'll come too with a hangover on 22nd.

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SHAWFAN 12/1/2012 3:35PM

    It's great that you are happy where you are and been maintaining for awhile now! Feels great doesn't it?! Hope you are on the mend. Have a great weekend! emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 12/1/2012 3:26PM

    Go for it Lexie! the toning will overcome the numbers on the scale

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LOVESLIFE48 12/1/2012 3:23PM

    Another great blog!!! I can't wait to get to that point where I'm comfortable!!! I know I need to try harder!!

I work with a guy who believes the end is coming on the 21st. No one makes fun of him or anything because he is so scared. Just wanna hug 'em!!!

Hope you and Tara are feeling better!! Hugs!!

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NEW-CAZ 12/1/2012 3:14PM

    Wonderful blog Lex and I'm happy to hear you're happy where you are, me too!
Enjoy your Christmas and I'd clean forgotten about 21/12/12!
Maybe I shouldn't have pre ordered the turkey from Sainsbury's emoticon emoticon
Have a good weekend hun, hope you and Tara are feeling brighter!

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