I promise I will post something other than only a Monday post soon!
So, we’ve been sick. We’ve been sick since before Halloween. According to my mental calculations, that is somewhere around 10-11 weeks. Jonas is 13 weeks, and I know that he got sick somewhere around Halloween- the first time. Ugh. Since then we’ve been coughing, sneezing, and passing whatever it is that we have from one person to another. Just when somebody seems to be getting better, someone else comes down with it. Then, when I think I’m finally safe from another round of the yucks, I wake up with a sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, or some other form of it. Yuck.
Finally, after all five of us endured multiple rounds of the yuck for over two months, I mentioned it out of frustration to my doctor at a routine checkup. She said if we were not well in a week to call her back. I did, and she prescribed antibiotics. Again, yuck. I went back and forth about taking them (and giving them to the boys), but in the end we did it. Jason and I and the two older boys all took a round of antibiotics. As the week progressed, I had two distinct feelings about taking the meds. First, I was hesitant and reluctant to take them. We’ve all heard about the overuse of antibiotics and doctors who are prescribing them for colds. Everyone knows that is bad and can lead to serious problems down the road. Now, here I am with four of the five of us on antibiotics. Then, I felt relieved. They worked. Apparently what we had needed antibiotics in order to go away. Within two days I felt much better. The boys were noticeably better. It was what we needed. We can now consider leaving the house again! Ten weeks inside a house with two preschoolers and an infant is a L.O.N.G. time.
I know I made the right decision in getting the medicine for us, but I still feel guilty about it for some reason. I guess there’s no way to win this one.
Now, onto my weekly check in- I did fairly well last week with eating well. I meal plan on a regular basis, and we have lots of fruits and veggies in the house. However, I am nursing (as I will probably mention every week in one way or another) 🙂 and that makes my weight loss much less predictable. My first week I lost 3 pounds, and last week I lost nothing. That is weird if you ask me. Not frustrating yet, just weird. 🙂 I understand it happens, and to the degree that I can, I also understand why my body hangs on to some of the weight.
This week, we bought Just Dance 2 for the Wii, and I’m hoping to dance away some of my calories in the upcoming weeks. In addition, now that we are well, I’m going to be joining a gym! Yay! I’m hoping for two days a week at the gym with the boys in their childcare area and one weekend day. The other days, I’m hoping to dance or use our treadmill at home.
Previous weight loss: 3 lbs
This week’s weight loss: 0 lbs
Total loss: 3 lbs
This week’s sponsor question from Salonpas is: Have you ever been injured starting a new exercise routine? Tell us about it…If not, do you get any aches and pains? Where?
I am not sure I’d call it an injury, but when I started the Couch to 5K running program a couple years ago, I had some definite aches and pains for the first couple weeks. My knees were achy, and my shins were a little sore for a while, too. How about you? 🙂
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