Monday, February 27, 2017
I haven't been sparking like I normally do. My son had influenza A and pneumonia. He came home from his group home and spent the week with me. I swear I have been following him around like a puppy with a bottle of Lysol, Chlorox, and doing lots of laundry! He has spent most of the week sleeping or lying on the couch. I have spent most of the week cleaning and disinfecting things! He is now up and moving, but still not quite back to his normal self. He still has a heavy cough.
Saying that, I haven't been getting in my normal exercise like I usually do - disrupted routine! I have been getting on the treadmill and also doing lots of walking around in the house, but it just isn't the same as a good workout! Not to mention, my eating hasn't been on track either. When I am home, without a project going on, I tend to think about food a lot! Positive side, the snacking has been on fruits, nuts and mostly healthy stuff. Negative side - I haven't been tracking all those little tastes of this or that and I have had more diet soda that usual. My tracking last week sucked. The scale made an upward climb of .6 - however given that I really thought it would have done that the week prior AND I haven't truly been focused - I can live with that!
Oh, and one more positive - with that at home time, I was able to complete my business tax return and get started on mine. So one thing off the to do list!
So today it is back to work. Back to my routines. Back to tracking. Back to drinking lots of water. Back to what works for me.
Dang - being a care taker takes a lot out of you! I wasn't at work - but I sure feel worn out! Hoping my war on the germs worked and feeling worn out evaporates as I better care of myself! It is so easy to lose track of one's self when care taking someone else!
Have a great week everyone!