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Aweful vs Awful and a Disappointing Number on the Scale

Saturday, January 19, 2019

I saw, as I typed my status yesterday, that I had misspelled a word. That is not like me at all. I decided to leave it as it was as a reminder to myself. "Aweful" should have been "awful". That speaks volumes about how this cold impact my ability to think, It wasn't until after about 3 hours of more sleep that I remembered how to spell the word.

I had been reading SparkPeople blogs and self-affirmations about taking care of oneself and decided to leave the misspelled word as it was to serve as a reminder to me to take better care of myself. The thing is, I was born with (blessed or cursed) with a mental red pen and that kind of mistake just jumps off the page at me. I itch to fix errors wherever I find them. This one will irritate me, but it will also give me pause.

This morning, I actually feel worse than I did yesterday afternoon. But, my actions have been better. I started the week with a goal of losing 2 pounds. But I did not do anything once this cold sidelined me. I have slept an inordinate amount of time, fought with dizziness and general malaise. I was disappointed to see that I've lost just half a pound.

While I had some energy this morning, I did some stretching and enjoyed a few minutes with my kettlebells. When we went to the grocery store, despite the dizziness, I reveled in how good my body felt as I walked the aisles. I love KBs! My next strength goal is to be able to do more exercises with the #15 KB. That's lower weight than most women start with, but, for me, this will be progress!

For those in the path of the storm, be safe and careful. We expect rain this afternoon and very cold temperatures for the next few days. We are south of the big snow bands, though.
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  • JHADZHIA
    Your priority when you are sick is to take care of yourself, plenty of water and rest as your body is showing you by the extra sleep. Give yourself a chance to fight it off.
    Glad to hear you are not affected too badly by the storm. Most of my online friends were.
    Have a good week Mali,
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    124 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Give yourself a break! You had a cold and din't feel well and you lost 1/2 lb. that is emoticon

    Losing 2 lbs a week is tough.

    125 days ago
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