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Throat infection

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My uvula looks like a stalactite sporting a coat of green lichen. Swallowing takes an act of will. The doctor is concerned that my throat will swell closed and admonished me to call 911 at the first sign of shortness of breath.

So what's the first thing you do under such circumstances? Start breathing shallowly.

I'm quite a bundle of feverish misery, all made worse by the fact that my DH is out of town for a conference all weekend. I've been in bed all afternoon, arising only now to hydrate myself--actually eating is out of the question, save for a glass of milk. And then I will crawl back into bed and try to sleep the worst of this nightmare away.

  
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KARENDEE4 3/16/2012 8:39AM

    So sorry!! What a rough time you have been having.

I hope it heals quickly!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/15/2012 9:38PM

    I hope this is the worst of it and you will be on the mend tomorrow!

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APPLESBANANAS 3/15/2012 8:39PM

    Oh no! I hope this resolves for you soon! I like that you're focusing on staying hydrated. Good luck, being sick stinks.

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NDHUNTRESS 3/15/2012 8:04PM

    Sorry to hear you are so sick. If eating is difficult I suggest getting some protein shakes so that you get some much needed nutrition. Rest and feel better soon.

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NATPLUMMER 3/15/2012 7:29PM

    emoticon I hope some sleep does you good.

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LINOVER 3/15/2012 7:22PM

    Hope you feel better soon! If you can swallow anything, try a mug of hot lemonade. The citrus flavor seems to make my throat feel better.

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Sore throat and joint aches

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I do not like this, Sam I am. I'm so frustrated, seeing these beautiful days go by and not able to do much more than walk to the bathroom and back.

  
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OVERHAULING-ME 3/15/2012 12:44PM

    Sick? Again?!!! I'm so sorry! I know how you feel. I think I spent most of February feeling crummy! Take care of yourself!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/15/2012 8:12AM

    Feel better soon!

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DANA48131 3/14/2012 9:31PM

    I'm so sorry to read that you are not feeling well. Sending wishes your way for a speedy recovery! Take care!

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K1TT3N 3/14/2012 5:40PM

    Sorry you are hope you feel better soon

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RICHILA 3/14/2012 12:22PM

    emoticonIt is hard enough being sick without it being gorgeous out. emoticon Feel better soon, my friend.

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NATPLUMMER 3/14/2012 12:16PM

    BOO!!! I hope you get better soon!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/14/2012 10:33AM

    I hope it goes away soon!

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REYA-RLYEH 3/14/2012 10:30AM

    I can completely empathize... I hope you feel better soon!

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KARENDEE4 3/14/2012 10:00AM

    So sorry you are sick!

Feel better soon!

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Moan!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beautiful, sunny day. And where am I? Rolling about in bed with a stomach ache. I think I poisoned myself yesterday while handling some raw meat. I woke up abruptly and violently ill. So much for biking today. I just hope it departs with the same alacrity.

  
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KARENDEE4 3/14/2012 9:15AM

    Feel better!

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EUPHRATES 3/14/2012 4:39AM

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HONBAD 3/13/2012 9:56PM

    Feel better!

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AMANDASHRINKING 3/13/2012 1:10PM

    feel better sweetie

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NATPLUMMER 3/13/2012 11:09AM

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/13/2012 10:55AM

    Unfortunately, food poisoning can happen from anything you ate in the last 3 days. I hope it goes away quickly!

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Trimming back on Spark Teams

Monday, March 12, 2012

When I got home from a weekend away from Spark People and found more than 100 emails in my inbox, I had to admit that I have a bit of a problem. As much as SP is helpful and you all are terrifically supportive, it's taking over my life a little. So I've trimmed back my team memberships by about 1/4. I'm not trimming any Spark Friends, and I will still be active, but it was getting a bit out of control1

  
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HONBAD 3/13/2012 9:55PM

    I did the same thing a couple months ago! Too many I wasn't active in.

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TRAVLNWOMAN 3/13/2012 8:24AM

    I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed to with the emails. If you check your friend feed regularly you can set your email preferences to not send an email when someone comments on something on it. That stops a lot of emails.

A big thing I did was in gmail (you can do this for most email servers) I created a folder for SparkPeople mail, then created a rule that any email from SP goes straight to that folder and bypasses my in box. I had been missing important emails because they were drowned out by all the SP mail. Now when I am "Sparking" I go straight to that folder.

I hope this might help you!
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EUPHRATES 3/13/2012 1:32AM

    LOLZ - been there. :) I get all kinds of enthusiastic and join a zillion teams, and regret it a week later. Some days I think I need a Spark 12 step group. :)

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NATPLUMMER 3/12/2012 1:33PM

    I feel ya!

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AMANDASHRINKING 3/12/2012 1:02PM

    I love sparks people but its bad at taking over my life too soooo do what you have to do we understand lady love ya

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RUFFIT 3/12/2012 11:14AM

    I know the feeling!!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 3/12/2012 11:09AM

    I had to do that too.

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 3/12/2012 10:55AM

    No problem, I had to do the same thing!

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MANDALORE 3/12/2012 10:49AM

    did the same thing a while back, kept great friends and people, but just to many teams to keep track of!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/12/2012 10:48AM

    When the support becomes more of a burden than a help, it's time to cut back. I'm glad you gained that inspiration! I'm also glad I can still be your friend.
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REYA-RLYEH 3/12/2012 10:38AM

    I can completely empathize. I think that I'm going to be doing a similar thing as well.

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Driving the car is not exercise!

Friday, March 09, 2012

I'm visiting friends this weekend, about 150 miles away. I'm making the drive alone.

At one point in my life, a 3-4 hour car trip would mean that I had to take snacks for the road. Those snacks would be cookies and candy and chips and soda. Because, after all, it was a long way and I would need sustenance.

Now, I look back and wonder what I was thinking. I'm driving a car through one state, not heading out on the Oregon Trail! I'm not walking that distance! Heck, with cruise control I'm not even using so much as my right foot for most of it! This is not a calorie-intensive activity.

What it was, was an excuse to try and step out of my own life. As if by going over 55 miles an hour the calories would be too slow and unable to catch up with me. In other words, madness.

So today, I will be packing a large cup of water, and a couple hundred-cal packs of almonds. That's all the snack that's really needed for this trip. That and a smarter attitude about travel.

  
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DANA48131 3/11/2012 9:54PM

    I used to get all kinds of crunchy stuff to munch on to help keep me awake when I was driving Michigan-to-Oklahoma or back.

I did fine on my drive to and from California in January with just apples and nuts.

You are doing a great job with your planning! Keep it up!

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TTLEELEE 3/9/2012 11:05PM

    Great point!! Just make sure to stay awake and alert ---- and you don't really want to have to make pit stops too many times either emoticon

Safe & fun travels!!

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NATPLUMMER 3/9/2012 3:35PM

    You are so right!! Enjoy!!

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DELHSI 3/9/2012 12:01PM

    Great blog! Funny, I would always do the same thing. Now, I'm smarter about what comes into my car. Would it be cool if we could drive faster than the calories would be able to catch up?! Guess we just need to out run those calories instead - ha emoticon

Have a fun trip!

~Della

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EUPHRATES 3/9/2012 10:51AM

    Good job! And yeah, we used to stop at least twice on the way to the NEO for snacks - now we pretty much drive straight through except for potty breaks ('cause of how much water I'm going through on the drive) and we walk right past the snacks and back out to the car. Progress! W00T!
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Have a FABULOUS trip!!!!!!!
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KARENDEE4 3/9/2012 9:29AM

    Good plan!!

Maybe you can stop and do a short walk on the trip too. Might feel good.

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TRAVLNWOMAN 3/9/2012 8:32AM

    LOL, "the calories would be too slow to catch up". That is a good one! Gee, I thought driving would at least be counted as "chair exercise"! Happy driving and good snacking.

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BLUESKIES139 3/9/2012 8:13AM

    Have a great time!!!!

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OPTIMIST1948 3/9/2012 7:25AM

    Actually some popcorn would be good too. Sometimes you nibble to keep yourself awake on the trip. Have a great time!

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