Monday, March 19, 2012

Accountability - 5lb

Perhaps my last weigh in was from water weight?  Not sure but this week I'm at a minus 5lb.  I haven't exercised in seven days and I miss it!  The weather has been gorgeous (60's/70's) and I wish I could join those that I see running up and down my street or riding a bike.  I have a bit of a virus of sorts: fever (one - two days), aches, chills, sinus congestion, headache, chest congestion, coughing and my latest of pink eye.  Coughing has been the worst of all the symptoms as that's what keeps me up at night.  A shot of NyQuil (comma in a bottle) propped up in a semi reclined position and I'm good for about four hours.  I went to the minute clinic and I tested negative for the flu and strep throat.  I'm basically treating my symptoms and hoping that this ends soon!

I chatted with a few friends of mine via Facebook, and this virus seems to be making the rounds and can last for about three weeks.  What?!

So with my time I'm trying to eat well to help feed my immune system with berry, spinach and yogurt smoothies.  I've been taking supplements as my appetite isn't that great so I want to make sure I get my vitamins in.  As for calories I'm making sure I get some protein and complex carbohydrates.

While trying to rest and take care of myself( and well my house looks like a bomb went off) I try to get some fun time in with my boys.  I sit in the sun while they play in the sandbox or I make a picnic lunch for my boys to eat on the deck.  I'm in that constant push pull of wanting to do things but not doing so much I prolong the process of getting better.  There are no sick days for a Stay At Home Mom because I live in my 'workplace'.   I am looking forward to getting things back in order so I can get back to my routine!

The last time I was this physically inactive I was 80lbs heavier.  I guess this is my time to slow it down a bit?

Stay healthy!

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