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Well That Explains a Lot, Actually

Friday, August 31, 2012

I have been in bed or on the couch for two full days. I honestly didn't quite know what was up with me Monday but my swim workout tanked majorly. I couldn't breathe, which began to cause one of those special oxygen-deprived headaches. I knew I was feeling a little sniffly but I had no clue I would wake up the next morning and fall flat on my arse in terms of energy and everything else. I was sick. Plain and simple. Still am, actually.

This cold or whatever it is caused my energy to reach new lows. I spent most of the day Wednesday trying to sleep but unable to get comfortable. Thursday I slept a little more, but not enough to really knock this thing around. I ate like crap for two days. Hubs can't cook...or he doesn't choose to, same thing. And it seems me feeling like crap = me craving crap food. Not sure what that's about because it goes against every idea in my head about what you SHOULD do when you're sick, but, honestly, I was too damn sick to even care.

Chinese food. Pizza. Ice cream. All foods I haven't had in a long time. All foods one should stay away from when sick. I ate them all. And I didn't care one single bit. (Okay, maybe there was a tiny bit of doubt and guilt, but, honestly, not much.)

I'm at work today, but just barely. Got some things to get done and it was either come to work and suffer through or stay home and have to pay the money to visit the doctor and hear them say that I have a serious cold and just take some OTC meds and sign a slip for me to take to work verifying that, yes, I am sick. (Any 3 consecutive days out means you have to get a slip.)

Normally I would've knocked this thing on it's butt super fast, but with how hard I've been pushing myself lately and the general overall exhaustion, I think it all combined to make this cold the cold to end all colds for me.

Honestly, I probably needed the break mentally and physically.

So, the only plan I have right now is to get through these 8 hours and then go home and crash and hope tomorrow is better. I've already cancelled my weekend shopping spree and visit to my mother's. Partly because I'm sick. Partly because the remnants of that tropical storm are headed our way and I hate driving in the rain. And partly because my mother just informed me that she is now coming down with something.

Instead, I will spend this weekend recovering and trying to get my head back in the game. I'll have to plan a trip to the grocery store at some point as well, so I guess I better get a plan together for that. I'm actually looking forward to a lazy weekend at home. Especially an extended holiday one. Tomorrow is WVU and OSU's first game of the season AND the first episode of the next season of Doctor Who, so there's plenty on the tube to keep me distracted. I'm going to try to get a walk in if I feel up to it. I think a little jaunt around the block will make me feel better as long as the dizziness has gone away. I'm going to try to get some work done today and then try to remember what my September plan is.

Last day of August weigh-in this morning. 297.4 pounds.

So there.

Tomorrow I'll record the first of September and start a new month with a new plan and a new frame of mind. Hopefully feeling a lot better.

It's working, even if it's exhausting at times.
Maybe the theme for September will be better time management.
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  • SUGIRL06
    You definitely needed a decent break! I hope you cold is going away now!!
    ~Ang
    3165 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12783562
    I TOTALLY understand what you are saying. I do the same thing too - eat terrible when I am sick. It's kind of a compensation for my situation, I guess. I just went through an episode of back pain from a minor injury. I was surprised at the way I was acting, yet I it seemed there was no other way to deal with it. I know better, too.

    Now that I am getting over this past week of this, I am focusing on getting my eating and exercise back on track. It is taking me a few days, but it is happening. I'm sure it will for you too. You're a veteran at this and doing awesome at it. I really have total regard for what you have accomplished.

    Hope you feel better real soon. It will turn out that what you are doing is okay.You'll get back on track and everything will be normal. I know what you mean when you say, "get my head back in the game." There's more to it than one may think. Best wishes! Get well!!

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    3167 days ago
  • MIZCATHI
    Sorry you are sick and can't emotionally enjoy that weigh in! By gosh, you DID it! You made it to under 300 lbs!!!
    3167 days ago
  • RUSSELLORAMA
    Hope you're starting to feel better!
    3168 days ago
  • HARMONYBLUE
    My sodium intake is always through the roof when I am sick, because I have found Chinese hot and sour soup or broth and noodles loaded with turmeric and cayenne keep my sinuses clear, so I practically funnel the stuff until I am better. Feed a cold and all, don't feel bad. Just don't push yourself...and drink some broth with your pizza;)
    3169 days ago
  • IRONBLOSSOM
    I hope you feel better soon! When I'm sick I always eat terribly. It's like I get just distracted enough to throw all my self control to the winds and eat everything in sight. (Or that I can imagine even if it's out of sight!)

    Don't beat yourself up, you've been doing awesome and you probably do mentally, emotionally, physically need a little break. You'll be back on track in no time and feeling better than ever!
    3169 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Yeah, one of those dirty little secrets of being a parent is that you're not really allowed to be sick! Sometimes I long for my single days, of being able to just wallow in misery once in a while. LOL! Take care of yourself, this too shall pass!!!!
    3169 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10795864
    Feel better soon!

    I am like you, I crave everything unhealthy when I am not feeling well. I think for me it is a self-comfort of the yummy foods I turned to (and still do sometimes) to deal with emotional issues.

    When you look at time management, try to determine what it is you really don't have to do!


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  • ARUNNINGKAT
    Feel better soon! Nothing worse than trying to suffer through being sick while also still trying to be a wife, mother, employee, etc. emoticon
    3169 days ago
  • SEEHOLZ
    Sorr you are sick! I think taking the time to RELAX sounds like the perfect plan!
    3169 days ago
  • OLIVIANIGHT
    Aww I hope you feel better soon! I always use a cold as an excuse to eat rubbish, so at least you're not alone : )
    3169 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7009225
    Go Bucks!

    And you may need to get to a doctor so pay attention! I thought I had a cold earlier in August and waited 4 days and then it was a major upper respiratory infection that is taking forever to get over! I felt somewhat better after 10 days, but still can't exercise for long without sounding asthmatic and coughing. If you have a fever, go...

    Good plan for the weekend. Rest is always a good thing when sick!
    3169 days ago
  • LRK4CHRIST
    Well we all have these moments. thx for begin honest. it helps for you to do better the next time. reflect on decisions and move forward. You can do this. We're here to help u. Be blessed!
    3169 days ago
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