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Thursday, February 27, 2014

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! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I know I am being a lazy one for this, but I am so far behind in thanking people for their comments. Please forgive me and accept my gratitude for your encouragement. I really appreciate all of you.

    1521 days ago
    1528 days ago
    I know it is late,but I hope you had a most Happy & Blessed Birthday, emoticon I hope that nasty cold is way gone by now. I had 1 cold in 63 years,my husband gets 2to 3 a year, I am around sick people all the time on my job, they are forever sneezing & coughing.sometimes throwing up on the floor. I had the flew one time in my life I was 21 it was called the Asian flu at that time.
    I hope you had a good time at Disney refreshing to always get away.
    Take care
    1529 days ago
    1545 days ago
    Happy birthday early!!

    I had a cold and took zinc lozenges, airborne, Gypsy Cold Care Tea, and Elderberry Extract and it short circuited it for a change.
    1548 days ago
  • LINDAM.1
    Hot Hibiscus or Rose hip tea with LOCAL Honey. The local will have some of what you are allergic to in the honey and will help you survive those poplin.
    Ecanasia Zinc and C with fluids.
    1548 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Have a Wonderful Happy Birthday at Disney World. May you have many more. Hope that you get over your cold and feel much better by then too. Be careful and stay safe. Have a safe round trip too. God Blessings Always. Spark On!!!
    1548 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon and I hope you have a super terrific Birthday!
    ( my neighbor says that a "nettie pot" really helps her to feel better)

    1548 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Sorry you're feeling miserable. Some say to put Vicks vap 0 rub on your feet and cover then with socks at bedtime. I have no idea if it works but we used to use vicks on the time as kids. When you do get to Disney try to hot tub or sauna-those big resorts should have them.
    1548 days ago
    Enjoy Disney World, thank God for your healing and Happy early Birthday!
    Love you!!! Oh, and you CAN finish your journey!
    1548 days ago
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