Ok, I am back. Thank heavens! I started with the mother of all sore throats and cold symptoms, then that seemed to morph into something more flu-like--- as I was body achy, feverish, dizzy, weak, etc .
I literally have only had the flu maybe three times in my whole life. I get a few colds a year but basically, my immune system seems able to fight things off pretty well. That's a freakin' miracle given how I have mistreated my body over the years.
If something is going around where people vomit, I generally just get a bit sick to my stomach and get diarreah for a day. I rarely have ever vomited in my life either. Just something my body doesn't seem to want to do.
So for me to be down for the count like this is really something else. I hope this never happens to me again. I've been living on grapefruit juice, zinc and vitamin C drops and protein shakes so I KNOW I must have lost weight. LOL I don't know if I could say it was worth it though!
My exercise is all frigged up and I haven't recorded any food or exercise in my body-minder journal since this all started.
So I am back in the saddle as of right now. I will visit everyone's blogs and try to get caught up. I haven't even been on the computer--that's how bad it was. I admit to being totally addicted to my computer. For me to be off-line for a week is huge!
Anyway, I was only about a week into the second phase of ChaLEAN when this started so I think what I'm gonna do is just start that phase all over. The week before I got sick I was swamped with work and didn't record my exercise-- so, I think I will count this as week one of the second phase.
I feel so distant from my body and from the exercise. Today was the first day I was well enough to be aware of it and it scares me. I don't want to overdo but I really need to get back on my path.
One "plus" was that I felt too crappy to give a shit about eating halloween candy. I was not even tempted.
Because the obesity rate among children is on the rise, I felt very conflicted about giving out Halloween candy. I have always loved halloween and dressing up since I was a kid. LOVE IT!
For the past few weeks, DH and I have been discussing alternatives to candy. We got VERY few trick or treaters, maybe 30 kids, tops. I wasn't even up to getting dressed up. I sat on the porch with Jeff for awhile but I just wasn't well enough to really get into it the way I like to.
I have to think about this before next year. I don't feel good about giving out candy, and yet I love this dying holiday and feel sad to see how much it has declined since I was a kid.
Anyway, I am jumping all over the place and not making sense. Just so excited to be upright! I will post more tomorrow!