Saturday, December 20, 2014

WW Week 7

OMG I have the worst cold.  It started as a sore throat - but there aren't any white patches, so I don't think it's strep.  Nor do I think an antibiotic would help.  It's likely just a virus that is going to have to run its course.  I'm bummed, though.  It's like a week before Christmas, and I sound like a bullfrog and feel like hammered dog poop. 


The cough is really rough - whatever is in my lungs is only just starting to break up a bit.  I've got some cough drugs, and some Robitussin DM, which doesn't really work for stopping the cough, but it does coat the throat, which makes things easier, and it has the gunk in it that will break up the solid mass that appears to be in my lungs . . .  And if I should start coughing up stuff in dayglo green and yellow, I'll be on the blower to my doctor to get that antibiotic after all.

I woke up around 3 struggling to breath through all the gunk in the way.  I never did get back to sleep all the way.  I see a nap in my near future. In fact, I think the majority of today will be spent on the sofa in the sunroom, hopefully napping. I've kicked the heat up to 70 and am about to put on a fleecy.  The tea should be just cool enough to drink now.  I'm hoping it will take the chill off.

I did run over to WW this morning - and warned everyone to use hand sanitizer after they touched my weigh-in book and materials.  I did not stay for the meeting though.  I don't like to miss.  I would rather stay.  But subjecting a bunch of people to this would not be kind six days before Christmas.  In that same vein, I'm not going to church tomorrow - and I'm doubtful now to be able to sing on Christmas Eve.

Blech.  Two times.

Yesterday I used my last few hours of annual leave to come home early, and I have resigned myself to the distinct possibility of a day or two of unpaid leave if this doesn't clear up by Monday.  I did do all the errands I had to do yesterday, which was smart of me.  And I have to tell you that the bar code reader that comes with WW's eTools is awesome beyond belief.  O.M.G.  Seriously!!!  Never again will I end up with 6 point tortillas when I really wanted 2 point ones.

After three weeks or so of small shrinkage, I was down 3.2 today.  I'll take that!

Here's the Check In:

Weight:  -3.2
Daily Points:  32
Weekly Points:  49 (ate 48)
Activity Points:  Earned 4 (ate 0)


Michelle said...

I'm so sorry you're sick at this time of year! No fun anytime, but the pits to miss special events. (((HUGS and prayers))))

calicokitty6 said...

Eat some fresh or frozen pineapple if you can. It has an enzyme in it that is suppose to help end a cold faster. Not the canned stuff. They cook that and it kills off the enzyme. Hope you feel better soon.