Tuesday, March 13, 2012
So my last blog entry talked about feeling like I'd broken a rib. Well, Sunday I was at Church and had this real severe coughing fit, and literally felt something POP! The pain was so severe I really thought I'd broken a rib. I went to Mercy After Hrs to get an x-ray, and the P.A. diagnosed me with Shingles! Okay, I don't have a rash and I'm not running a fever, but there's just so much CRAP in my lungs and lots of pain in the ribcage, which is definitely a symptom.
I'm SO sick of being sick, I almost don't care what it is! I just want to get better, be able to walk or something. And it's hard to diet when all I want is comfort food, especially chocolate for the PAIN! Right now I feel like I've been stabbed in the back with an icepick. Plus the painkillers make me sleepy and I don't feel like doing anything anyway. I actually had to DROP my Pilates class today, because there's no way I can lay on my back and do those exercises. If this keeps up, I'll be dropping Chemistry as well. And THAT will screw up my plans bigtime!
Sorry, just have to whine about this for awhile.
Friday, March 09, 2012
So I read the motivational e-mail, which dealt with setbacks. Well, between the Chemsitry course and getting the flu, I have really fallen off the exercise wagon - not to mention diet. All I want to do is focus on portion control and eating THE RIGHT STUFF: But when I don't feel well I want comfort food, so my diet has been looking more like this:
So that's my "Single-Trouble goal," to get OFF the junk food and back into the healthy food, that can rebuild my health to begin with. But for starters, I think I will look for healthier, lower-cal versions of some of that comfort food. For instance, I have a pretty decent recipe for some lower-cal cupcakes, and I could have a Boca Cheeseburger with baked sweet potato fries. Still need to watch the total calories, though - the weight's not coming off if I don't!
I'm probably not recovered enough to start running again, in fact I've been coughing so hard it literally feels like I broke a rib! I'm sure it's just a sprain, but it's really PAINFUL! So, starting today and for the next 2 weeks I want to get in a minimum 30 minutes of walking, at roughly 3.5 mph. So there's my single-trouble goal, subbing healthier & lower-cal versions of comfort food, and my Fast-Break goal, walking 30 min. a day. Weird to start something like this on a Friday, but there's no time better than now, is there?
Monday, February 20, 2012
So I've got this idea that I want to go into Nursing, and in order to do that I need to take some science prerequisites. This semester my hubby agreed to pay for the Chemistry course, and right now I almost wish he hadn't! I spent the entire weekend studying for tonight's test, didn't get much done in the way of exercise and almost NO housework - and BOY, can you tell! Plus, my older girl's stepkids were over yesterday for a few hours, but did I get to play with them? NOOOOO, I had to STUDY!!!
And of course my diet's been crappy lately, which helps explain why my weight is up 2 lbs. I BETTER do well on this test tonight!
Thursday, February 02, 2012
I've been out of the loop since Monday night. My 15-year-old Margaret, who NEVER gets sick, got sick Monday. She said she didn't feel like going to school, but I honestly thought she was having menstral cramps, so I sent her. Later she had a fever and stomach pains. My hubby took her to Baptist ER. I had a chemistry class to get to, but I asked if I needed to skip it. He said no, but they were still there when class was over so I went there. We were there until after midnight, and the Dr. took a CAT scan of her abdomen to rule out appendicitis. He said she was fine, the pain was probably an ovarian cyst, and to see her regular doctor in the morning.
So I decided to stay home with her Tuesday, to catch up on sleep and make the appt. However, we got a call from Baptist ER, saying they found something else & we should come back. Margaret was admitted Tuesday night, and her appendicts came out Wed. morning. And I've been there ever since, coming home tonigt to once again get some sleep. My hubby is staying with her tonight. She's running a fever, and staying there until the fever goes away. I'm sure I'll be back up there tomorrow. Needless to say, I've been eating on the run & not exactly exercising. I'm sure Margaret will be okay - she's in good hands, but a Mom can't help but be worried. I just wanted to check in with everyone - haven't fallen off the Earth, just been taking care of my daughter.
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