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Week in review

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Well clearly blogging is NOT a strength. I just don't have that thing in me to write daily. Not sure why but, today I decided I'd give it a go.

It has been a week. It started okay but like a mack truck hit me, on Tuesday afternoon I got sick at work. Made it home (45 minute drive) and figured okay, it will pass, go to bed. Oh no! For the next 12 hours I was sick!! Up and down and couldn't keep anything in my stomach, not even water. I sipped on water and flat 7-up as I needed fluids but once I lost that in the middle of the night then I finally settled a bit and slept. 12 hours of misery before the 2nd 12 of recovery. I even stayed home from work. I NEVER not go to work but I knew I wouldn't make it so why push.

Fortunately, it was short lived. Returned the next day and felt a little 'hung over' from the bout but was bouncing back. Whew! My exercise has been minimal this week but I'll survive. My weight is down too - the hard way but, I have to admit something good came from this.

Prior to this I've been struggling with my sugar addiction. Yep, I've decided that is in fact what it is. I fight it tooth and nail but will cave on occasion but it has been miserable. So the good thing that came from this bout of illness, I feel like I'm in control again. I don't have the same urge for sweets. It is weird, very weird, but very exciting. So Tuesday was the day I was sick, it is now Saturday and other than fruit and a little dish of ice cream, I've had nothing sweet. No little candy bar or cookie or anything. I feel like I'm in control once again. Can it last? Will it last? I think as long as my mindset is focused and the longer I'm away from it, the less the desire will be, I think so. I will give it my best.

So tomorrow the plan is to get a good workout in. Cardio and ST before facing the rest of the day. Today I spent it with the grandbaby so all things are null and void. She gets my undivided attention. She'll be little for just a minute and I want to enjoy her at every opportunity.

Now to face a new week and remember the progress I've made and am making on this journey. Feels good!!

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    Thanlks for sharing.
    Apart from being ill seems you had a nice week
    3751 days ago
    that is the hard way to lose wt
    and you are right they are only little and precious such a short time before adolescence hits
    3752 days ago
    You know a new week and new possibilities. I've never doubted your ability to control things you need to. We all have days or weeks. You are human. Let's just hope you don't pick up anymore bugs. emoticon
    3752 days ago
    Weeze, I am so sorry you've been unwell, but glad you're back and running....so to speak! emoticon
    I hate that old sugar craving...you can beat it - I just know it!
    How has your job been? Are you getting settled into the new job, and with less hours...if I remember, you were working 10 hour days.....not too long ago....I have been praying for you and the work situation.

    love ya ~ Laura
    3753 days ago
    Wow! You've had an... interesting week. Thank you for sharing. Glad you are feeling better.
    3753 days ago
    So glad that you have tamed that sugar monster!! I'm still a work in progress. Although, I've found that the less sugar I eat for breakfast the better I do all day. So I've cut back on the amount (1 tsp) of brown sugar on my oatmeal. Now I've tried to eat some fruits but I have to be so careful.

    You are doing so great and I'm so happy for you!!!
    3753 days ago
    I'm glad you are feeling better! I also know what it's like to have a sweet-tooth! I always loved baking just b/c I loved eating all the wonderful sweets I'd made! Sorry you were sick, but glad for you for the good that ended up coming from it.
    3753 days ago
    Sorry you were sick but glad you are back feeling your old self again only better it sounds like (minus the sweet tooth).

    Enjoy your day and have a better week than the last one. emoticon
    3753 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your illness! Hope the sugar craving stays away! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3753 days ago
    So sorry you were sick. My daughter was hit bad with something like that last week too. Glad you've recovered though and were able to spend time with Ava without feeling bad. You're so right about how short the time is!
    Hope you have a great day today! emoticon
    3753 days ago
    So sorry you've been unwell, but glad you're back! Give that darling granddaughter a hug for me.
    3753 days ago
    I'm sorry you had such a miserable week but you're sounding more like yourself now. I understand about the sugar thing. It's what got me out of control this summer and the low carb helped me get away from the sugar craving. I hope you keep it under control.
    3753 days ago
    Oh, my! Glad that was over quickly!
    Have fun with Ava!
    Lucy is FINALLY walking and now we can't keep her down.
    3753 days ago
    So glad you are feeling better. Great that you got to spend time with little miss cutie. Have a great week and yes you can go without the sweets.
    3753 days ago
    I'm glad you're feeling better; and you're right - blink and she'll be in school. The development is SO fast in those early years ... wonderful to watch though.
    3753 days ago
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