Sunday, December 11, 2011
We went to a pizza joint for dinner after my hubby picked me up from work tonight. We got one piece of pizza to share and a meatball stromboli to share. I ate my half of the pizza, but only had 4 bites of the stromboli. Well, since I have a cold, I'm using it as an excuse to not finish my food. Maybe it's not an excuse, it's pretty true that food doesn't taste as good and I get full fast. I'm not thinking about food all day; having to make myself eat. I wish this problem would continue after my cold goes away. It wasn't my idea for dinner, not a very healthy option for the night. I can't even say I enjoyed it. I have probably had pizza 3 times since starting SP 4 1/2 months ago. It has lost its hold on me. I don't crave it any more.
The job I worked today is my 15 hr/wk job at Hallmark which I enjoy very much. My other part-time job, 12 hours a week is being a companion and driver for a 90 year old woman. I've been with her on and off for 5 years. It's an easy job, fun at times, and I get paid for my time to just be a friend. She's a very with-it spunky woman.
But the last two months she's had laryngitis to a degree. For two weeks she wrote everything down instead of talking. and after that, when her voice didn't come back, she strains her voice and I have to do her talking for her whenever we interact with store clerks, or her 94 year old husband who lives in assisted living. I have to repeat what she says to him because he can't understand her and her hearing isn't too great, and he talks softly, so I also have to tell her what he said. I have begun to feel very weary of this and was considering giving up the job.
What I probably needed was a break, to just get away from it for a little. Then I got this cold. Secretly I've been excited to be sick,just to get that break. Because she won't have me around her when I have the least sniffle I've not gone over there Wed and Fri. I don't want to expose her to anything either. She and I always email each other. She always signs it LOVE, SHIRLEY. She's usually very encouraging and tells me how good I am and how much she appreciates me, but since she can't talk she doesn't waste words on such things. It began to seem as though she didn't appreciate me anymore. Maybe I've become too dependent on her kind words, but for two months she just complains, and it's started to drag me down. Since I haven't seen her for a few days, she seems to be realizing that she doesn't want to lose me. She sent me an email that said she missed me and misses seeing my smiling face, to hurry and get well.
I'm not well yet, and I've heard this cold that's going around lingers for a while. She knows I'm not coming on Monday, and I bet I won't be back on Wed either. When I go back I'll be ready and refreshed to deal with it.
I weigh myself on Monday mornings and I'm a little afraid that i'll have gained since I couldn't exercise much this week. I have kept my eating under control. I hope I just maintained. If not, I'll get it worked off as soon as I have the strength.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
What do I do?
I just started a cold last night.
I've heard that you don't exercise the first few days of a cold, unless you feel up to it. Not to exercise when you have a fever. But in general there's no harm in working out when you have an upper respiratory infection. Anything below the neck, don't exercise. is that what you've heard, too?
What do you do when you have a head cold?
I have such a hard time not exercising for a few days, but my husband believes I should cool it for a few. I really don't feel up to exercising, is that ok?
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