Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Healthy Me Check-In

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed
must be interrupted.
~Johann Paul Friedrich Richter


I'll do my official weekly weigh-in tonight at my support group meeting. Last week, I was down half a pound. Yahoo! But who knows what tonight will bring.

I have been sick as a dog for the past twenty-four hours.

It may be the flu, although I had my flu shot last fall. I'm no longer throwing up, but I'm awfully achy this morning. But I've wondered if it's something more...

I haven't journaled since Friday morning, and because I stopped being accountable to myself, I allowed lots of extra food to sneak in: a larger portion of this, a bowl-full of that. I'm very well aware that I'm way over my calories for the week.

Although I may have the flu, it also feels like my body is saying, "Enough is enough!"

I think sometimes we have to be really sick before we can appreciate how great being healthy feels. So I'm going to take this 24-hour bug and use it as a springboard to get back on track. Even if the scale doesn't budge for weeks and weeks, I KNOW I feel so much better when I treat my body with the respect it deserves.


Until next time...

7 comments:

Mary said...

I think everyone is sick right now. My brother came home and refuses to move from his room. It is ridiculous. I hope I don't catch it and you get better quickly!

Felicia said...

Only part of the journey is about the number on the scale. Doesnt matter what it says if you are not living a lifestyle you are proud of. You are changing your whole life, not just the numbers. Keep at it and be proud of yourself and how far you have already come!!

Have a SUPER day!
*huggles*
=0)

Hanlie said...

Hope you feel better soon! Be good to yourself...

Cammy said...

You're right: you *DO* deserve it! Feel better soon!

Grumpy Chair said...

Pattie, I hope you feel better soon. You probably don't have the flu, but you might have something similar to it, which we all got in 2005, despite the flu shot.

Get well soon.

40 by 40 said...

Hello and welcome to the challenge....good luck with it. As you probably know already, it's a great support network and very motivating. :)Feel better.

Skinny Inside said...

I'm new, and just wanted to send you some get well soon wishes! Being sick makes eating right (effort involved) and exercising really difficult. Just pick yourself back up when you're feeling better:-)