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Need to SPARK through seasonal illness!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Well friends, I'm so discouraged, I just wrote a SparkCoach (I'm in the SparkCoach program; participants can email a Coach f they have questions or need encouragement). It seems like ever since this school year began, our four sweet boys have been bringing home every single GERM! emoticon A bug will go though our house, and then start all over again! We used to home school, so maybe we never built up our immunities?? But it's been crazy. So anyhow, I feel like, every time I get back on the SP wagon, I get sick! Then I'm down for the count for a couple weeks, and it's sooo hard to return to *consistency*! emoticon
Well, I don't want to be a drag-- just needed to vent, I guess!
The good news is I am easing back into my fitness. I just did a 1/2 hr. gentle yoga DVD that has helped my lower back in the past, and I feel really good. The yoga even lessened my current nausea, somehow! I have also begun to track my food again today (crummy Saltines emoticon), just because I'm trying to re-establish the habit. I sure hope this nausea isn't flu, and I'm praying my flu shot kicks in soon-- just got it on Wednesday.
Okay, here's to new beginnings, sick or not sick! emoticon
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AJDOVER1 11/23/2013 9:34PM

    you're in my prayers. Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.
You're off to a great start. Every little step in the right direction will bring you closer to your goals.
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MSLZZY 11/22/2013 10:39PM

    Glad you are back and sorry you had so much illness. Hang in there!

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TOKIEMOON 11/22/2013 7:37PM

    Lucy, I'ts good to see you on SP again, but not good that you're battling so many viruses. It may well be that the public school exposure (vs. home schooling) Is the culprit. As if illness isn't bad enough, the next 6 weeks of holiday craziness are upon us.

I hope you are getting help at home and that you can take care of yourself. Be well my friend! Denise emoticon



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LUCYPAPERHANGER 11/22/2013 4:18PM

    Wow, thanks very much for this encouragement!
Bless your heart, bronchial stuff is the worst-- it's like, how can i do aerobic exercise when I'm coughing as if I'm hacking up a lung, for goodness' sake?!
...but I *really* like your attitude! Thanks very much for chiming in!!
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INDORTY 11/22/2013 3:10PM

    Lucy it is always hard to keep Sparking through any illness but the seasonal ones seem to be even hard for the very reason you mention .... you no sooner see the top & you get knocked down for another round.

I get asthma & all too often a common cold ends up as bronchial asthma so I totally understand what you are saying.

The ONLY thing we can do is to keep pushing ourselves through it BUT rest when need to. It is so easy to give up & binge our way through it all (as I did during October) and then lose it all yet again.

The key is IF we do sink to eating our way through it all, we need to remember to NOT beat ourselves up. Comfort food can be good at times if it is the right stuff.

NB: I am doing a bit of self talk here too.

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