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Day 30 - Feeling Human Again

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I probably shouldn't even be counting days anymore, since the idea of eating low-carb went out the window with the descent of the flu upon our home. Actually, I didn't eat much while I was in the thick of it because, frankly, I didn't feel like eating. No intestinal distress (thankfully) just a general disinterest and even aversion to most food.

I would think I wanted something, eat a few bites and then put the rest in the fridge. I ate oatmeal for breakfast, snagged a few of Jason's mint M&M's, and then we got take out for dinner (which never got fully eaten). So I lost a couple of pounds this week. Not eating - that's one way to lose weight.

My swimming buddy and I planned to get back in the pool this coming Saturday. Yay...?

I'm not sure how much I'll feel like swimming by then. My cough is better, but not gone, and I am WEAK. It's only Wednesday, though. Maybe by Saturday I'll be raring to go. If not, at least I can get IN the pool. Do some kicking or something. It's been months since I've swum laps and today it's warm enough outside that getting in the pool doesn't sound too painful.
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    Whew! This bug sounds like a bad one!

    I'll bet that after you go to the pool you'll be so glad you did.
    1876 days ago
    Man, this bug is just kicking everyone's a$$, isn't it? I'm glad you're starting to feel better. I know what you mean about getting back in the pool. The last time I was sick I rather dreaded it too. But if you take it easy and just do a little bit without killing yourself or going for a time or distance objective, you'll do fine. And really, all it should take is once and then it will be easier.

    Good luck!
    1876 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Maybe doing some leg lifts in the chair will help ahead of time? Just go and be in the water and try anything that feels good.. Being there with the friend will lift your spirits if not your body parts!! emoticon
    1877 days ago
    Feel better, Kelly! Even just slowly ramping up the amount of walking you are doing should help get some lung capacity back. I didn't have the flu, but I had a horrible cold for about 5 weeks, and it has taken a good couple of weeks to get to the point that I feel mostly normal again in my workouts.
    1877 days ago
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