Saturday is my birthday. I don't usually celebrate my birthdays because it's just another day on the calendar and an arrow to older aged things that I don't feel like looking at or dealing with.
Arthritis is rearing it's ugliness in various places, like both hands, hips, etc., but on the whole, I'm pretty healthy and that is mostly due to finding SparkPeople and reading, reading, reading, then working various angles to lose 46 pounds. My doctor was impressed. I want to lose another 30 pounds but can't seem to get back out of maintenance that I somehow put myself into. I've tried everything, but I think my problem is, I haven't tried as hard as I tried when I first got started and looking back, it wasn't that hard, but because I was a junk fooddie, if there is such a thing, it was a big help to stop eating and drinking the sugar/salt/fat that I was so used to and loved. Now it makes me sick to think about the garbage I thought was great!
So Saturday is my birthday and we are going to Orlando to the Swan & Dolphin hotel for two nights. I am really looking forward to it. It's right on Walt Disney World property and I can't wait to get there.
But my husband had a cold last week and decided to give it to me this week. I knew yesterday it wasn't just allergies or hay fever from all the plants that are hopelessly struggling between fall and spring feelings. Some of them are budding new growth that is literally pushing the fall colors right out of the plant. Our weather has been crazy and while we were not buried under a pile of snow as those in the north have been several times this year, anything lower than 55 is freezing to us and our plants, used to much higher heat levels are just as shocked as we are.
So now, I'm dripping, sweating, sneezing, coughing, and feeling that overly stuffed in the head that nothing seems to help. I have not tried dynamite or fire crackers yet. I think I'll save that as a last resort - literally a last resort!
I am open to suggestions on how to feel much better while dealing with a cold. I slept well last night, which in itself is a miracle. But I took some nightime cold med before I went to sleep and being so clogged up I was exhausted from working all day and dealing with a nasty cold. So that helped and I think I'll take the counter=part Daytime cold med to see if that helps, too.
Anyway, can't wait for tomorrow cuz I'm going to Disney World!