Can You Repeat That?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Well, I've had a glimpse this past week and half of what it's like to be hard of hearing. As the ear infection in my left ear began to clear up, I got one in my right ear. What luck! It was my first time ever having this problem and wow... it threw me off way more than I thought it could. The pain is gone now, but I'm still waiting for my ears to clear out so that I can hear properly again. Right now things sound kind of muffled.

My weight is still on the decline, little by little, since I stopped obsessing over the calorie count. Listening to my body's needs has helped me adjust the proportions of my meals in a way that makes more sense for me and my daily activities. For example, I find that I need a heartier breakfast than I was previously allowing myself. I also have found that because of this, I am satisfied with a smaller dinner.

My ear problem and a ridiculous amount of rain has prevented me from biking to work since last week. I'm getting back in the saddle first thing tomorrow morning! A cool side note -- the company that I work for put in a bike rack after they found out that I and one other person would be biking to work. How accommodating!

I hope you're all doing well and staying on track!
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    I really love how you are listening to your body and making adjustments to your eating based on what you feel/learn. I also read your story on the motivational pages - what an inspiration! Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    3341 days ago
    I'm taking antibiotics (almost done) for both ears being infected as well.

    Sorry you are going through the same thing! It side-railed me for a week on working out... but I have to listen to my body too.

    You're a very good writer, and you article helped me SO much with my goal-setting from The Spark book emoticon
    3423 days ago
    What a wonderful blog. I ran across it in the motivational list and have subscribed to your blog. You are so beaultiful.
    3492 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6594944
    emoticon I hope you get well soon! Ear infections are annoying.

    3607 days ago
    that is great about the bike rack. maybe it will encourage others to do the same

    get well

    3608 days ago
  • KLEE76
    I'm hoping your ears are all cleared up soon. Yay for the bike rack and congrats on the scale moving down! emoticon
    3608 days ago
    Oh I suffer with bad ear infections a lot! I have 40% hearing in one ear from so many :( I hope you feel better soon!

    I am so glad the scale is cooperating now.. makes it easier for sure! SOmetimes we need to listen to our bodies.
    3608 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Take good care of yourself, glad to hear you're ready to saddle-up emoticon again emoticon
    3608 days ago
    Oh yeah, I'm on track. I finally started tracking EVERYTHING this week.

    I had ear infections nearly yearly as a child. I don't get them much anymore, or perhaps I've simply become so accustomed to it that I hardly notice. I do think it helped when the doctor told me to regularly hold my nose and pressurize my ears which ensures the eustacian tubes are open.

    3608 days ago
    Yay, bike racks!!!

    My husband had serious balance issues with an ear infection. Not to make light of your situation, but maybe it's manageable?

    Listening to my body has been, hands down, the biggest discovery in the mix. Who knew we had such a wealth of feedback at our fingertips!
    3608 days ago
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