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Am I getting healthier?

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

When I started Sparkpeople in Feb. 2010 I was very unhealthy. I won't go into how unhealthy, but the point of this blog will be colds and flu. In the past, if anyone was sick and even thought about me I would catch what they had!

Seriously, I have six people living in my house. The way a sickness would work is one of the kids would show the signs of being sick. Then, over the course of several days, another child would come down with the sickness--then the next, and so on. Finally, just when I would think I had escaped, I would catch it. When I caught it, I would normally be sick for about three weeks...coughing, blowing, and ect!

Well, about 4 weeks ago, one of the kids woke up with a sore throat and belly ache. He actually vomitted--yuck. About a two days later, he seemed to be getting better. Well, each kid started with a sore throat. Then the first one started with a cough. Cough, cough, cough. Days of coughing and congestion. My oldest ended up going to the doctor--because she was in a show at our local theater--she ended up with antibiotics.

The point of my story??? For weeks I've been thinking, "Have I escaped?" In many ways, I believe the answer is, YES! I know I have/had the sickness, but it was so mild I can hardly call it being sick. I think it is safe to actually declare I have escaped! I haven't had weeks of coughing. No mucus congestion or post nasal drip driving me nuts. I simply believe this is a miracle. I have never not caught a sickness brought home. I don't think I have ever not been full of mucus for weeks after a child brought something home.

I am pleasantly surprised and amazed! I think a huge part of this victory has to due to the affects exercise has had on my immunity. I also think that guzzling many cups full of lemon waterevery day since the first signs of sickness has helped. Of course, I give thanks to the Lord for all the changes in my health!

I just had to share this amazing change!

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TERWANTSTOLOSE 12/10/2010 2:56PM


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ROSEWCI 12/10/2010 11:18AM

    emoticon on being healthy! Life is good!

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MOMFAN 12/8/2010 10:39PM


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RAINBOWFALLS 12/8/2010 6:56PM

    It is probably your better diet too. You are probably getting more vitamins and minerals helping to make you healthier. emoticon

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LILIVW 12/8/2010 1:05PM

    Our bodies are so amazing aren't they. When we treat them right they perform so much better. I am so glad the sickness has passed you by.

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CJANSEN40 12/8/2010 12:03PM

    hooray! being sick is no fun, to miss one or two bouts is always good, and with such good work you'll be sick less and less

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KIMJEWKES 12/8/2010 11:23AM

    So happy to hear you pretty much escaped it! You are getting stronger!! Stay strong!

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MESEATURTLE 12/8/2010 11:01AM

    I have noticed the same thing too!!!!!!!! emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 12/8/2010 10:47AM

    If avoiding colds and flu by staying fit were the only reason to stay fit it would be enough. There's nothing I hate more than the sniffles!

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JIVEGRANDMA 12/8/2010 10:43AM

    I am not one to get sick often but this year it has seemed I've gotten sick even less than normal. I credit this to all the changes I've made in eating, drinking more water, and exercising. I once heard someone say "If you are good to your body, it will be good to you". I believe that's true.

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COACHKRYSTIE 12/8/2010 10:38AM

    I'm noticing the same thing!! Im not getting sick like I was when I was so unhealthy !

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MPALMER15 12/8/2010 10:34AM

    Yes! That is awesome! I noticed the same thing this year. We are building healthier bodies!

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VALERIENEAL 12/8/2010 10:31AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-CHERYL 12/8/2010 10:19AM

    Sounds like your body is getting stronger! Maybe it's thanking you for losing all the weight!


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