Thursday, March 22, 2012
And not just for another trip to the doctor! I had to make a court appearance, so had to get up on time and dress like a grownup and drive into town.
I can unequivocally say that, yes, I needed a nap afterward, but I was able to get through it and I am feeling better than I have in almost two weeks. Maybe by this weekend I will actually be able to enjoy my life at least a little!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hooray, it's not mono. Doc thinks it's a viral infection called herpangina, and that it will resolve itself in a few more days. I still feel middling crappy and find it next to impossible to eat, but I feel a bit better than I did yesterday. By next week, I am hoping to be back to working out. Go me?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The doctor now thinks I have mono. I just kind of don't have words.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I'm still recovering from this strep/viral combination--the most prominent remaining symptom being that my mouth is so sensitive that eating is painful. But I have faith that this will be gone in a day or two. So I am turning my eye on the coming months.
What I need to accomplish on a pretty much daily basis is the following:
1. Work out
3. Attend to my yard/garden
The first two I manage pretty well. It's the third that gets away from me. I don't dislike caring for my garden; in fact, once I get myself out there I generally overdo it. And that's the problem. I kill myself in the garden because I see so much that needs doing, and then I'm sore and don't want to go out there again, and then by the time I do, my work has been overrun, and what I didn't accomplish is a bigger mess than ever.
So what I need to do is devise a schedule in which I have an hour a day devoted to "groundskeeping." I am not even attempting to put in a vegetable garden, though that is one of my eventual goals. But I need to get ahead of everything else before I can even consider it.
The question is, when. I generally get up in the morning and do my workout, but I don't want to bike first thing in the morning because of the commuter traffic. And gardening under the midday sun is awful, but biking isn't so bad since I can do it in the park where there's a fair amount of shade. So I'm thinking that maybe for the summer I should start with gardening at 6:30, bike at lunch or in the evening, and switch my strength training routines from splits to full-bodies twice a week in the evening. and then take one day off a week from EVERYTHING.
Does that sound way too ambitious?
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Being as sick as I've been, eating has been next to impossible. First, it's phenomenally painful to swallow anything other than tepid water--and even that hurts some. Second, my appetite has been pretty much zero, so what I've eaten has been the food I had to force down in order to take my antibiotic.
One 6 ounce yogurt just took me two hours to finish. That's how bad this is.
But when I run my daily nutrition report, Spark People is quite adamant about how I'm meeting my protein goal, but under on everything else. And encouraging me to do better, to not starve myself. I want to explain to it, "but I'm sick! Sick is different! I promise I'll eat better, just as soon as I'm not sick!"
Sparky's having none of that. It's encouraging, but definitely wants some kcal going down my throat.
My poor, raw, mangled throat.
I will do better. Soon. Honest.
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