Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Well this just sucks!

So let's recap: I started out with a head cold.  It devolved into Pink Eye.  Then it decided to become a chest cold.   Honestly, there is nothing worse than a chest cold!

I spent almost a week struggling to breathe.  The only thing that kept me going was my inhaler, Mucinex and steroids.

Sadly, those things have had a consequence.

Between the steroids (which cause you to retain water AND make you VERY hungry) and the inability to exercise I've gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks.   It's very frustrating.  Especially when you don't have the lung power to do anything,

(Also, holiday baking and birthday cakes...)

I feel like I keep starting over with this weight loss thing, but honestly, this was a bit beyond my control.  I looked at the scale and sighed.  I didn't get upset.  I didn't get angry.  I looked at that number and mentally made a plan.

And it starts tonight with ChaLean Extreme and a healthy dinner.

Actually it started last night with Vanilla Sleepytime Tea for dessert.  Fun fact, steroids cause awful nightmares and sleeplessness in addition to the making you want to eat everything.  And thanks to the steroids I've been up well past 2am for the last few nights!  Let's all pray that I don't fall asleep at my desk this afternoon!

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