Thursday, May 14, 2009

Still Hanging on to May

I hit a snag - I have been sick since Sunday. The whole house is sick, even one of the computers has a virus (not mine) and it is putting us in a funk. So here is my month almost half gone but I am still hanging on. I rarely lose weight when sick, in fact I gain. So I am not focusing on weight today. I am focusing on my mentality since I tend to feel really low when I am sick. Today I read fitness magazines. Even though I had zero energy I took a walk with the dog after going to the doctor. I have been in bed most of the days of this week except for yesterday when I went to work for seven hours. I thought if I got out of the house I would feel better. I was wrong. I felt bad at work, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, etc. So I basically confirmed that yes, I am sick. The doctor's office said to get plenty of rest, which I have been doing. So I don't have to feel bad about staying in bed sleeping all the time. It's the right thing to do.

I find reading fitness magazines comforting and inspiring. I did do a few exercises today because I could not stand it any longer. Mostly I am doing mostly nothing because doing anything for too long makes me feel like lying down. I am not interested in food. I am attracted to cold things like ice cream and Popsicles but had to put a stop to all of that.

I feel kind of blah and have nothing exciting to report except that I am not defeated, just a bit delayed. . . I can celebrate a couple of things - paid time off for resting, a beautiful place to walk my dog, a little mini clinic to go when I am sick instead of the long drive to the doctor...........


Helen said...

Feel better!! I just came over because I was wondering where you've been. Take care of you...don't worry about weight...impossible to lose when sick in my opinion. Just get well... :-)

Laura N said...

Awww, so sorry to hear you have been sick. I hope this finds you well on your way to recovery. Sounds like it was a nasty virus!

I agree, don't worry about your weight. You have the right attitude.