Saturday, October 4, 2014

Not Sick

I'm not sick. These days that feels like big news. But I did wake up with a slight sore throat this morning. If I only get a week or so of not being sick and get sick again - oh boy, I can't even think about that. The bottom line is, my immune system seems to be dead. And I know why, stress and poor self care. The latter being mostly that I'm not getting enough sleep.

I've been doing ok great in the exercise department. I went to the gym three times last week, including a really nice outdoor run that had me leaping up a tall hill like Superwoman, and might go for a run later today. The gym has been hard but good. My muscles are not what they were but I have time to work on that.

Eating has been hit-or-miss. The late night snacking behavior has improved. Now it's on to the birthday party, happy hour, social life eating. That needs some work.

I got on the scale yesterday morning and I was 150.something pounds. In the past that might have sent me into a state of panic and then denial. Not now. Now I know, I am confident, I can and will deal with this. And soon. In fact, I am dealing with it. And the good news is, I feel much better than I did a couple weeks ago. My mood, motivation, is better. Just as long as I don't get sick again. Might have to go on leave for a while if that happens. 

Anyway, this is just a bit of a check in post. Still not sure what's happening with the SF Half Marathon but it's not looking very likely. I haven't run since that 6-miler I did a couple weeks back. I mean, I've run - short gym runs, treadmill runs - in the 2 to 3 mile range, just no long runs.

Ok, that's it from me for right now. Hope all of you that are fighting the good fight keep going. Remember, the first thing is to not give up. Ever.


  1. in the run department myself, but i'm struggling to hit the gym for strength training 3 times a week and i've seriously struggling with my eating. i'm trying to stay strong and your posts help me to do that. i love seeing that it's not easy and that i'm not necessarily doing anything wrong, just having a hiccup or two here and there...and i know that that is normal thanks to you. you are a huge inspiration

  2. You really have a great attitude. I just had my latest weigh in a couple of days ago and I'm really frustrated with the weight gain. I'll take it from you - I can and will deal with this!

  3. Today I did a great kickboxing work out! I feel like all the cobwebs are gone, and it's getting easier for me to exercise. It's always good for me to get on other people's blogs in our weight loss community for a little inspiration and motivation. Keep up the good work!

  4. It's great you don't panic anymore because of what the scales shows. That's the right attitude. There's nothing we can't deal with and a long as you keep yourself motivated and you think positive, you'll see it will all work out.

  5. I swapped free weights for full body weight workouts long ago, as I was fed up with the gym and I have to say they really work, take a little time to adjust to the new regime and learn how to use gravity and angles to use you own body weight.


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