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Still fighting a cold

Monday, March 18, 2013

I have been sick for 5 days now and every night I go to bed thinking tomorrow will be the day I start feeling better .... not so much. I finally gave in and went to a quick care today. My three minutes of service revealed that I just need to wait it out ... easy to say when it isn't you that has to be the one trying to talk and breathe while your coughing is out of control. I know that antibiotics don't cure everything ... but I am ready to be better.

I haven't done any physical exercise besides coughing since Saturday. I just don't have the energy. Today I did manage to get the shopping done but had to lay down and rest after getting all the groceries into the house. I'm not used to this. I don't like feeling weak!

As always, I've decided to find the positive in my situation and concentrate on that as much as I can. I've been tracking my food consistently again and because I'm sick, I haven't had a problem staying under my calories for the day. My throat hurts too bad to swallow most things so I've stayed to soft foods mostly. I've been drinking tons of water and cut out all after dinner snacking. Portion control has come back into line, too, because I'm not hungry. I see myself being satisfied with less food on a more regular basis and that delights me!

Using the time as a "reset" for my appetite makes great sense. Learning to feel full on less (again) and pairing that up with tracking my calories will set me up for success even when I do feel like eating again. I love seeing the scale head downward again!

You just have to look for a silver lining to find one!!! emoticon

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  • DISPATCHXPRT1
    Healing energy sent your way. I appreciate your optimism!

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    1359 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Hope you feel better soon! It really is annoying to feel cruddy and the reality is you have to wait it out. UGH

    Chicken soup! It cures most anything! HUGS
    1360 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    I KNOW the medical can't cure everything, but don't you hate it when you go in and you're just told to "wait it out?" emoticon Well, at least it's nothing serious. I've OVERWAITED and found out I had a really horrible sinus infection too.

    Glad you have found your silver lining! It makes a lot of sense to get the appetite and tracking skills honed during this time rather than go into pity eating!!!

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    1360 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    You sought the silver lining and found it. Well done!

    Still, sending healing vibes and patience your way! emoticon
    1360 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Hope you get to feeling better real soon!
    1361 days ago
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