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Thursday, August 30, 2012

So I have transitioned from potter to principal this week. I was feeling good and fit because I have been walking daily. Then of course, Monday, the dreaded cold. This really spun me. I was so afraid because so many times before, this has been the source undoing.

Frustrating to know how much more energy I have but having it zapped because of a cold. Startup is so busy and I want to give my amazing staff all that they deserve. I persevered, on Monday I did a 10 minute walk then crashed when I got home. I went in Tuesday and when I got home went for a walk then came home and slept. Yesterday did it, when I got home at 6:30pm I felt so lousy and just went to bed.

I had tomato soup and soda crackers (my go to when I am congested or my throat is sore). I tracked it. ( When I feel sick I excuse myself for eating my feelgood foods and usually it is really bad stuff like chips that scratch your throat.)

I got up and started working at 7am but decided I had better stay home and drink tea while I worked today. A lot of emotion goes into this decision, lots of guilt. Also, continued fear that I would fall off the wagon.

Great news!! I went for a walk after resting this afternoon. I am still coughing, but did 30 good minutes and then went for a swim. I tracked what I ate today and did not allow myself to eat to feel better.

So, yesterday was the first day in over two weeks that I did not walk. Well, I think the one day off was good. Today I walked for 30 minutes at a good pace, sweat, breathed hard and didn't get a sore back. For the first time in as far back as I can remember I enjoyed it because it didn't hurt.

So, if you are 300 plus pounds and it hurts to move, do as much as you can, but just do it. What a difference it has made! I still have a cold but I feel on top of the world to have accomplished these things today!! emoticon
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    Great post! Even though it may hurt to move at our weight, it is so worth it when the day comes and you can go for a walk without pain! Keep up the good work!
    2093 days ago
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