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Sunday Nibbles: Sick & Tired

"Sheep nibbles washing" Tyne & Wear Archives & MuseumsI caught a nasty head cold this week that kept me out of work for a couple days and now seems to be traveling down into my chest. It also interrupted my first week at the gym, which was disappointing. The last time I was in the neighborhood of my goal weight, I rarely, if ever, got sick. I’m looking forward to that particular fringe benefit once I return to the old neighborhood!

  • Once I got back to work on Friday, I managed another 10,000+ step day.
  • I let myself sleep in over the weekend to help fight the cold.
  • I’m starting to get tired of apples and bananas – time to switch up the fruit.
  • My ability to breathe will determine my gym schedule this week.
  • Lunch for the week: Grilled chicken with a selection of green veggies.

Have a great week and keep working toward your goals!

Fitness Friday: False Start

Walter MillerThis week got off to a good start. I had joined the gym at work, and on Monday I spent a good 30 minutes on the treadmill and elliptical. It felt good and I enjoyed it. I was looking forward to coming back the rest of the week.

Then everything went to hell. I started feeling a little out of sorts on Tuesday night after my Weight Watchers meeting, and on Wednesday I woke up to an elephant sitting on my chest and about 70 pounds of mucous congealing in my sinuses. I called out from work and missed Wednesday’s visit to the gym, opting to rest up and drink plenty of fluids.

Yesterday I felt the same and called out from work again. Usually these things hit me hard the first few days, then are manageable until they finally fade away. That’s why I decided to ride it out over the weekend and rest up for Monday. By then I’ll be able to breathe a little better and won’t feel like I’m stuck in quicksand.

In the mean time, it’s rest, fluids, and the internet to keep me company.

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