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Day 41: Getting Sick

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I was sick from Friday until about Monday. Considering my weigh days are Wednesdays I was dreading getting on the scale. I'd only worked out twice since my last blog post and I definitely hadn't been eating right (or really at all since I lose my appetite when I'm sick). However, I still lost weight. Granted I went from 209 to 208.4. It's still better than gaining weight.

I'm mostly over my sickness now (thank goodness) and I started working out again. I'm not going to let this slow me down.

In other news, I've decided to do my own separate grocery shopping. I live with my Mom, step dad and little brother and usually my mom does the shopping. But she doesn't get what I want or she modifies what I ask for with something much less healthy. It's going to be hard to do between paying my bills and stuff but it will happen. I need it to happen if I'm going to continue.

I've also have to start cooking and that seems so daunting. I'm always nervous about whether not meat is cooked all the way through or if the fruit/vegetable is under ripe, ripe or rotten. I feel like it's very hard to tell. Wish me luck and any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Other than that, I think I'm doing very well. I'm hoping for the weather to warm up just slightly even so I can start my running program. Well speed walking and eventual running. For now, I'm going to fight off the rest of this cold and stay motivated. So here's to getting sick.
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    Get yourself a digital meat thermometer - they are not expensive. That will help you understand when meat is thoroughly cooked.

    One of the things my former employer used to do every year was bring in a dietitian from one of the local grocery stores. She would have a class on fruit and veggies, and another on reading food labels. The classes were reasonably priced for my employer, and if your grocery store has classes or a dietitian, a similar service may be free.

    Maybe look for healthy cookbooks at the library? There's just no reason for you to try and go this alone without assist. And I'll bet that Spark has plenty of articles on selecting and cooking fruits and veggies!!

    Good for you for taking this on!
    1329 days ago
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