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Saturday, March 03, 2012

I am sick...again. This is the third time in about two months that I have had this particular chest cold. Every time I get rid of it, I'm so thankful and then it comes back a couple weeks later! Ugh! (And, before you say I should check my house for mold...that's not it. We literally JUST built this house...it's brand new, so it's not that.)

Anyway, this sickness was kind enough to begin again just as my 3 yr old was battling a 4-day fever, my 6 year old suddenly woke up and threw up in my bed and my 9 yr old came home from a slumber party at 6am, saying she felt sick and has been passed out ever since. Lovely.

Now, normally this would completely de-rail me from any and all health goals. Let's be honest...I ate 3 cinnamon rolls this morning. :( And, you know how I was going strong and doing great last year and suddenly stopped and gave up in July? Yep...that started with an illness, a hiatus from workouts and a general resigning of my will to being lazy.

But, I realize that if I am serious about getting healthy and I really do want to see my goals met and not still feel disgusting and unhealthy a year from now, I can't let things like this derail my efforts. So, I'm saying now...the 3 cinnamon rolls this morning was IT. It was only 330 calories...I can live with that and plan the rest of today's healthy meals and still be within my calorie limit. And I WILL get out there and exercise the moment my body is feeling better. In fact, if I am up to it, I might even try to squeeze in a LITTLE bit of exercise today...even if it's just 15 minutes of squats, push-ups and crunches during the commercials while I'm watching TV.

I'm certainly down...but, this time, I am NOT OUT!!!!!
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    I'm so sorry to hear you are sick again. If the damage was only 330 calories for 3 cinnamon rolls - that's awesome! The cinnamon rolls I eat (when I do) are 700+ calories each! Cinnamon rolls are a trigger food for me, so if I could find one that is only 110 calories that would be a big plus!

    emoticon You did good, by being honest about your indulgence and by holding yourself accountable for them. There is a silver lining in everything we do if we look for it.

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    1994 days ago
    If your house was stick-built (not modular) it still could be mold or some other environmental issue. Exposure to the elements during the building process, or any water infiltration that may be occurring between the walls or the drywall you see and the exterior of the house can still cause right conditions for mold to grow and live happily ever after. (I'd also run a radon test.) Environmental issues can cause a plethora of problems, and now that it appears the whole family has something going on, I would not delay.

    30 years of property management have revealed some of the strangest things in my career.


    1995 days ago
    I hope by the time you get this email, you are feeling much better.
    A lot of people from our congregation have been battling sickness this year. I wonder sometimes if it is not because of the starnge weather. Where I live, it usually snows, but this winter has been very mild.
    When I was growing up, I remember my mom always used to wash down the floors , door knobs and sinks with lysol, especially durring the times when sickness had come to the house.
    I remember her serving chicken noodle soup, saltine crackers, ginger ale and vanilla ice cream. It was always so soothing back then. The objective of course was to keep liquids in the body to prevent dehidration.
    I do hope and pray that the Lord give to you strength to fight off the sickness and that he touch the children with his healing touch.
    One thing I know, it is not fun being sick.
    I encourage you to push forward and work at your goals, even if you got to make smaller steps until you feel stronger. It is said that exercise has a way of helping one to feel better about one self after completed.
    May you see better days ahead.
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    1995 days ago
    Kids are like little germ factories. It seems like everybody I know with small children has gotten sick a lot this year. You just can't help it, being so close to them all of the time. But make sure that you get some Mommy time today. Try and get some rest.
    You need that too to get feeling better. I am so happy to hear your positive attitude.
    Those cinnamon rolls are history. You are in control of the choices you make!

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    1995 days ago
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