Sunday, January 12, 2014

Slow Progress...sickness takes over

Just as I thought I had planned out my 2014 as being back on track 100%, the first full week of the year threw me for a loop. I was really good with my check-off sheet for the first two days, but on day three I was hit with a full blown cold (thank you to my little 12 year old - LOL) and I have been down coughing, blowing and taking medication since. I do believe I am on that road to recovery, for last night I had a full nights sleep without any issues. It does not help that I have been working full-time, all the while hoping that I could just stay in bed and get better.

The other deciding factor has been the fact that I am dealing with a heavy family issue. I have been divorced for more than 8 years, I have known my ex-husband for close to 28 years and well, when something happens to him it can throw one for a loop. Over the Christmas time my ex-husband was sick. I shuttled my 12 year old to the hospital on Christmas Eve and Day to visit his father. We had hoped that it was just a diabetic episode gone bad, but we are now dealing with liver cancer. Surgery came much sooner than the January 22nd planned date and I can be happy to say that they found all of the cancer and have removed it. However, complications will require further treatment, still to be determined as of this afternoon.

One can say that you just curl up in a ball and try to forget all your other worries, but I have a 12 year old to take care of, work to deal with and  getting into a minor fender bender has been keeping me on the my insurance toes. However, in the last 10 days (has it been that long) - I have -
drank all my water each day
my follow up doctors appointment for my "wellness" check is next week
I only ate after 8 pm twice (that is an accomplishment)
I have not had fast food - even with a few temptations
Only had about 3 sodas (that is a major improvement for me, but when I am sick I grave 7-up and gingerale, I huge weakness for me)
And I have packed my lunch each day for work - that I love!!!

Being sick is hard, as you always want to exercise, but have to take it easy so your body can recover.
Back to it tomorrow morning and I am so excited for it! Excitement about exercising  - what a marvelous thing.

Hoping the next 10 days are much better. My goal is to drop close to 10 pounds before seeing my doctor on the 23rd - he would be so proud and I am doing my best to be accountable to my medical file!!

Wishing all of you a blessed January and hoping that things are going well for you too!! Obstacles or not - you need to keep moving forward on the healthy trail so that you can be healthy in mind, body and soul!!

Motivated MO

1 comment:

Beginning Anew said...

I was sick last week and though I didn't go on a full food bender or anything, it was more difficult to keep the calories down. Sometimes it is just hard to care. I hope you are able to stay strong through your life challenges. It sounds like you have a full plate these days and not a full plate of good stuff. Hang in there!