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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scratch That

Last week I wrote all about how I have been doing so well and having a good year.  Well...scratch that!  Sunday I woke up feeling yucky and knew that I had caught whatever my son (1 year old) had.  Sunday night my husband took him to urgent care because all he was doing was screaming.  He tested positive for Influenza B.  Awesome.  He cried all night and I felt miserable taking care of him all night. Monday morning I woke up in a haze but could function so I went to work and took little to the sitter (though I know I shouldn't have!)  I had an all day training Monday and Tuesday so I all I had to do was sit there.  Monday I went home and went to bed at 9pm. Tuesday I was even more miserable and couldn't stand up without passing out.  Tuesday evening I went to urgent care and tested positive for influenza B.  The doctor wanted to write me a note for work.... I laughed.  I can't take off work... you don't understand.  He just raised an eyebrow.  I had 15 teachers who had taken the day off and gotten subs to work on curriculum with me- I HAD to go to work Wednesday.  I went in...barely conscious enough to drive.  My whole body hurt and I couldn't really breathe.  I warned them to let me stay a few feet away and any time I coughed I either washed my hands or sanitized.  I'm sure they thought I was dying.  I felt like I was.  Thursday I was just a bit better, but still tired and hurting.  Friday I woke up feeling worse, but improved a bit through the day.  Today, I'm congested and coughing, but ok.

Influenza B is more of a respiratory flu this year and it SUCKS!  I felt horrible and my lungs felt like they were on fire.  My body just didn't want work.

So, after all that great exercise news last Saturday, I haven't exercised since Sunday morning (my swim) and I didn't follow my calories at all Monday-Friday.  Last night I jogged a mile just to see how I felt.  I managed...coughing all the way. Today I'm back on my calorie count.  Luckly, I didn't over eat because my throat was raw.  I didn't gain or lose.

BACK AT IT!  I'm certainly sad that I didn't couldn't follow through with my resolution while I was sick, but considering I couldn't stand up without passing out, I'm hoping you all will understand!  I HATE BEING SICK.  I feel like I have to start all over.  I know that's not true, but it takes a lot out of you mentally.

Sorry, there will be no pictures other than this:

PJ time!  Everyone feeling better and the SUN is shining this morning!  We WILL make it a great day!


  1. Sorry you've been so sick with the flu Michele! Hope you can catch up on rest this weekend and start feeling better.

  2. I hope your feeling better, I been sick too, it sucks and I all know too well about the mental aspect of thinking your losing fitness