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Sick day

Friday, March 07, 2008

I don't remember the last time I took a day off work for being sick--three years ago? I've been battling a terrible sore throat for the last day and a half so I called in sick today. I don't feel that terrible, but I have no voice at all. I'm off to the doctor later this a.m. to get something to help. If its not strep I think its a sinus infection.

I don't have time for this! My parent's are coming to visit this evening for the weekend, one daughter has a volleyball tournament tomorrow, I have church obligations on Sunday. Arrgghh! Thankfully, I am not singing on Sunday--just playing handbells. I can barely croak, let along sing.

I did reasonably well this week, losing the half pound I gained last week. Sure would be nice to break some new ground instead of just hangin' in the low 180's where I've been for so long. I've been trying new recipes and have been trying some vegetarian meals lately. We made falafel the other night. One daughter really liked it, the other was unimpressed.

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LIONSIMA 3/7/2008 3:29PM

    Stress will do that to a person, J. Get lots of rest and fluids, be sure to pamper yourself while enjoying your precious home alone time.

Your parents will understand, for heaven's sake. Alternatively, if you think you are contagious, you might want to put them off for the sake of their own health - I'm sure they don't need what you have.

Lots of hugs heading south!

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JARLYNN 3/7/2008 9:49AM

    Hope you get to feeling better, and congrats on your loss this week.

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Keepin' on

Friday, February 29, 2008

The exercise is going well. I think that endorphin push each morning is the only thing getting me through a very long winter. The eating on the other hand, is just barely in check. I find myself popping the unlikliest things in my mouth--chips especially. I crave sweets usually, but I seem to be changing my ways. I don't have sweets in the house much, so I am compensating with the salty stuff I do keep around. They usually don't tempt me, but lately? I can't get enough of 'em.

Lots of stressful stuff coming up next week--mammogram, ENT consult, TAXES--bleah! I'll be quite happy to get through the week intact.

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LIONSIMA 3/1/2008 10:17PM

    Hey J, I'm glad the exercise is working for you. I need to figure out some way to put exercise in my life - unfortunately that isn't really compatible with getting my school work done and also getting at least a minimal amount of sleep. Not to mention those pesky people who live in my house and think they deserve some attention too now and then.

Ah well. This too shall pass. Hugs on all the medical stuff.

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Big gain this week

Friday, February 15, 2008

When I gain, I do it up right. Three pounds! Birthday cake, brownies and some Valentine's Day candy were the culprits. Also I ended up scooping snow two mornings during my usual exercise time and that just doesn't burn the calories.

Ironically I had three weigh-ins this week--I had my normal physical, my annual wellness check at work two days later and my own weigh in today. You'd think if I was going to be on the scales that often I'd have been motivated to watch things a bit better.

I think it might be time to start tracking food again.

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HEALTHYWRITER 2/21/2008 5:52PM

    Scooping snow does too burn calories!!! You'll see the results. Hang in there. You're doing great!

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LIONSIMA 2/17/2008 12:14AM

    Sorry about that, J! But there it is. Tomorrow is a new day. Do you find that the website is a good place to track your food? I've been tracking exercise on and off, but not food.

Let's talk summer ;-).

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Down a pound

Friday, February 08, 2008

For the first time in several weeks, my weight is DOWN. Just a pound, but I'll take it. This was the week of the dreaded cheese fries, after all!

Out early for an out-of-town meeting today. I'll try to check in again this weekend.

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LIONSIMA 2/11/2008 8:42PM

    Yay J! Your resolution is an inspiration to me.

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This week, so far

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I have a day off today, so have some time to blog before I run off to do errands on this foggy morning.

I have entered "birthday season." My daughter's respective birthdays are one week apart, so we celebrated on birthday last Tuesday and we'll have another one coming up next Tuesday. My big splurge on E's birthday was the appetizer we had when we went out to eat--CHEESE FRIES. Can there possibly be anything worse? I did order a salad as my entree and she opted to forget the cake in favor of frosted sugar cookies, so I am not tormented with left-over cake this week.

Who knows what next week will bring?

I've also seem to have entered the perimenopause zone, which explains the carbohydrate craving I was experiencing when I last blogged. Two rounds of PMS and carbo-loading in a month is not a nice thing for my body to be doing to me. I seem to have gone from 32-35 day cycles to 23-24 day cycles. What fun.

My weight has been steady this week from last week, but its still about 5 pounds heavier than before Christmas and about 18-20 pounds over where I think I should be. I've got a physical coming up next week, so it will be good to see where I stand with blood pressure and cholesterol from a year ago.


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