Well, I’ve caught it, a cold, I guess. This is what my mother calls “the epizutic” (is that a Mississippi phrase?, that’s where she’s from anyway – maybe I’ll call it a “Southern” phrase). I’m coughing and “harkin’” and feel just terrible. Yes, I have had a headache for over 3 weeks. Yes, I thought it was “under control”. I even went to the dr yesterday and GOT ANTIbiotic! But yesterday, I gave up! I set up lesson plans (for two days). I am sick (DATGUMIT). Oh I’m so angry that I’m admitting this! If this sounds like a whine, please forgive me!
One of the reasons I’ve been so thrilled and happy with Spark People is that I’ve felt more positive and upbeat than I have in years! Sure, my weight loss is slow (got some thyroid, osteoarthritis issues) but I’ve lost inches (big smiley). My clothes are looser. I’ve made some friends and actually joined a Challenge (wow!! In exercise, I’m not much of a “joiner”) AND completed it. Have been inspired by others (well, everyone I’ve met here, seriously) and felt better about being me for the first time in a GOOD five years (maybe more)!!!!!!
Probably “caught” this from one of my precious students; gosh, I hate not being with them! We went to an academic competition last Saturday – we study for about 4-5 months for only TWO events – and I overheated at least twice! Now, mind you, I’m only allowed, as a coach, to sit in the stands, not move. I don’t even walk down from the stands except for to help other coaches AND go to the bathroom. But it was an 8 hour event! Then there was all the worrying and a major player quit (family tragedy). Oh did I mention, I teach at a middle school? No wonder . . .
Then there is my (teeny tiny) obsession: exercise! Love it! Cannot do without it! Have gotten up to 6+ hours a week!! I’ve seriously committed to using weights (only two pounds, that can’t hurt, right?) Today is the first day since January 2 that I’m not really exercising – although I WILL do a little “restorative” exercise on my stationary bike (I HOPE). Yes, I did yesterday some and I was worse then! But I kinda hurt my right shoulder, or is it my right elbow, or is it my right wrist? They all hurt equally.
So I quit(for today and tomorrow and/or when my body says “go” again). I surrender!! I’ve read enough Spark articles to get a sense of what I’ve done to myself and I’m going to work on getting well. Wow! This was long and selfinvolved rant! Thank you for listening. In the meantime, “ten mucho cuidado” means “take good care”. I hope you do. And have a blessed week, while you’re at it! All the best!