Thursday, April 16, 2009

i'm baaaacccckkkkk

not that i was gone for very long. oh, my sickness was TORTUROUS! it really wiped me out in a major way. let's recap:

saturday: felt a little weird, stayed home at night and rented movies with my main squeeze.

sunday: felt kind of queasy. had to go to dinner at my parent's house for easter. was pretty crabby by the end of the night. head cloudy.

monday: wanted to curl up and hide. unfortunately had to work 8-4. i'm on 3-month probation because i'm new so i didn't want to take time off. i was taking cold fx but i believe it's a placebo. maybe it was helping my sickness leave but it wasn't curing any symptoms! thankfully i brought my own box of "puffs" tissues to work. i'm sure everyone in the adjoining cubicles was revolted by my constant blowing. took a two hour nap after work, ate soup, back to sleep.

tuesday: another work day. ex-roommate's birthday party dinner at a restaurant downtown. i thought i would have to miss it but then i'd seem like a jerk ... a sick jerk. when i got home from work i took off my shoes and flopped in the bed for an hour. then had a bath and was able to make the dinner. i stayed for one hour and was the first to leave but my presence was appreciated :)

wednesday: still sickish but more in my head, less body. general weak feeling. date night ... didn't do much - just watched top model and supersize vs superskinny :) love those shows!

today i'm feeling better. i still need my puffs tissues but i feel like i can think and be productive without feeling totally overwhelmed. at lunch i went for a walk since the weather was nice and sunny. i freaked a little because i thought i had mapped out a three mile walk but it seemed like i was so far away from my office. i didn't want to be late getting back. it wasn't a problem but my concern made my walk much less enjoyable than the casual stroll i had planned. after work today i seemed to have more energy than ever so i went swimming. it was pretty great!

hopefully tomorrow i'll be back to 85% or 90%. tomorrow is my weigh-in and i'm not too excited about it - i haven't exercised all week except today and definitely have not lost anything. for some reason when i'm sick the thought of eating vegetables disgusts me. it's carbs all the way. i haven't been overeating but my body seems to hate me lately. i show love and it shows hate ... no fair.

in other news, i am really looking forward to tomorrow. not only is it FRIDAY, but it's going to be sunny and 19 degrees celsius and i'm going to see jerry seinfeld live in concert. is a comedy routine still called "in concert"? i don't know. hopefully by tomorrow night i'll feel like drinking again - everything is much more funny with a glass of wine or two. :)


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Lainey said...

Glad you're feeling better now!

Thanks for your comments on my blog! Yeah, it's avoid, avoid, avoid all the way with me when it comes to my mother right now. She doesn't make it easy, though.

As for the heart rate thing, I thought it was really weird because I didn't think I was working any harder than when I've done the dvd before. Mine hadn't gone above about 180 before that.

Jen said...

I am happy to hear that your week perked up!! I had to take a sick day on Monday and luckily they allowed it even though I am still on probation (and I even got a sick day with it! YAY!)

Jerry Seinfeld is HILARIOUS!! I hope you have a great time!!!

Erin said...

When I am sick, it is all juice (which I never, ever drink) and carby goodness. I agree with you about Cold Fx, I don't think it works at all.

Sara said...

Glad you are feeling better!!! When I'm sick I'm totally a carbs girl all the way too!

Have fun tonight!!

Crystal said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you had a great time at the comedy concert!

Angie All The Way said...

Oh how was Seinfeld??! Fun!!

Hope you're back to 100% by now :-)

Sarah said...

Glad you're feeling better!

FYI you're kinda right about Cold FX.

It's not actually designed to make you feel better, but to reduce the duration of your cold by boosting your immune system. So although taking it may make your cold last 3 days instead of a week, you still need to take some Tylenol Daytime Cold ( or whatever :) to get rid of your symptoms ASAP!!