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I'll Persevere at Least Make Some Effort!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

First I want to apologize to everyone who I didn't thank for the congrats on my one year of maintenance. I was overwhelmed with the marvelous show of support. You are the really friends, in my book. I'll take some time when I feel better to get back to as many of you as possible...once I start feeling better. I'm pushing myself to type out a blog entry in spite of the pain I have in my head. Being sick is no fun!

I'm getting my new year of maintaining off to a slow start. Doesn't help that I've been sick for 9 days. The first 4 it was mild so did some gentle workouts. But then it hit full force with sinus and ear infections plus bronchitis. I guess I go what everyone else has been getting since before Christmas. I'm happy we got through the holidays without anyone getting sick at our house. But the new year brings with it thoughts of setting streaks and planning great workout schedules. Eating on target and eating the healthy stuff all the time.

I have done very well with keeping a streak for 7 days of eating within range. Low end actually. But that's easy because I have no sense of taste nor smell. No appetite. What I am eating is comfort food, and since I have no appetite and get full quickly, I don't have to try hard. In fact the only thing I'm trying to do is keep my freggies up, for the vitamin C. I never drink juice, I'd rather eat my calories usually, but I've had a small bottle of grapefruit juice once a day. I can kind of taste that. The thing I can taste most is sweet. But the flavor of the food is not there, so I say why waste calories on something I can't taste? I've heard that when you get much older, you can lose your sense of smell. Is that why old people eat so little? If food doesn't taste good, I don't enjoy it.

I don't even feel guilty about not working out. It used to be that when I was ill, I would fight for the minute I'd feel better so I could work out, but I feel so crummy that I can't imagine working out. The guilt is not there, and I know I'll do fine getting back on track. I used to think that if I missed more than one day of exercise in a week I'd lose my momentum and never get it back, but One thing I've learned about myself, and really gotten through my thick skull it that I have always exercised for health, since I was a kid, in some form or other. Why would I suddenly be different!

I love you all!


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    Sorry that you are feeling so sick and hope you are better soon. Take it easy while your body is trying to heal then start back to excersise a little at a time. I know you can do it! Lucinda
    1820 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Sorry you are so sick, but very glad to hear that you are allowing yourself to get all of the rest you need.

    Exercise will come when you are able... but until then, rest is when your body repairs, so take all you can get.

    Hope you are better soon! Also, when you first feel good ~ don't overdo it.... sometimes it's a trick, and you end up totally sick again right away. Ease in when you feel good and you'll be right back on track.

    You are one year into a new healthy lifestyle, and unfortunately illness is a likely event here and there, and coping with it properly is also part of taking good care of yourself!

    Wish you well my friend!
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    1831 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    emoticon I hope you feel better soon!
    1831 days ago
    The crud is really going around...take your time..rest...you'll get back on track... emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago
    Whatever everyone's been getting is horrible. I love working out, but for two weeks after I was supposedly no longer sick, I still just felt too run down to do anything! I'm finally back on the right track, but I think this illness just stays around silently for awhile. I've read a lot fo blogs lately about people who got this and then didn't start exercising for a week or two after the main symptoms went away...
    1831 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Our news just had an item about a new powerful strain of gastro enteritis coming our way. :( All these things seem to be getting more powerful - this one is able to bypass human immune systems. Sorry to hear you are so unwell, but you are doing the right thing giving your body rest and time to recover. All the best! emoticon
    1831 days ago
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