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Posts Tagged ‘sick’

Still enjoying my coffee

When I was sick over Christmas and New Year’s I pretty much quit caffeine for that two weeks. Once I started to feel better I figured I might as well keep the caffeine to the minimum. I decided to keep my weekend enjoyment of coffee. During the week I planned to have decaf tea and […]


This and that

When I ended my cleanse a week ago I was a little worried that I would gain weight. Well, with food tasting so good. And I had some good meals the past week. Such as delicious welcome lunch on Tuesday at work; lasagna Curt got me at Market Hall the day I called in sick; […]


Getting my caffeine fix

Sunday, January 22 was the last day I had alcohol or caffeine … Between trying to not rely on caffeine, my cleanse and then getting sick I have been “substance” free. Until yesterday … I stayed home from work on Wednesday. After a long day of watching TV, movies, lounging, napping, drinking tea and water […]


Getting over my cold on the couch

So I stayed home from work today. I watched TV, movies, napped, lounged on the couch, took one work call … and I feel a lot better. I am still congested and a little tired. But nothing like I felt yesterday. OK, enough about me getting better. So I am still disappointed that I had […]


A raw deal

Last night I struggled to eat my dinner green smoothie. But I ate it. This morning I cracked open my breakfast green smoothie. And it just tasted gross. I took about 10 bites and I just couldn’t do it. So I ditched it and had an apple and banana for breakfast. My goal was to […]


Back to my yoga practice

I was not happy to go to work today. I am not quite sure why. Maybe it was Monday. Maybe because the past few days I slept in rather late for me. But I had quite the attitude today. A little after 4 p.m. I wandered down to the area where we wait for the […]


Calming the nighttime cough

Last night I slathered myself with Vick’s VapoRub. I put it on my chest, my neck, right under my nose (so I would inhale it directly) and rubbed it on my feet, as suggested by Hilda. After she suggested that I decided to look that up as I had never heard of that before. I […]


Quieting my cough

Most of my posts lately have been about this crappy cold I have. Well, enough already, right? Yea, that’s what I am thinking. (But it ain’t over yet.) This cold started Christmas night and still lingers. On Friday the cold moved to my chest. The congestion in my head and nose is almost gone. But […]


Stepping on the scale for National Weigh In Day

The other day I saw a commercial announcing that today was National Weigh In Day, which is sponsored by Special K. In the commercial women were jumping on the scale and the results were things like pizazz, confidence, etc. The campaign asked: What will you gain when you lose? I like the idea of a […]


Happy New Year … from the couch … still with a cold

My staycation has consisted of me nursing a cold all week. Last night the cold started to move into my chest and develop into a cough. The cough seems the worst in the morning and at night. So I missed spin and abs and body conditioning today. And I fear I am going to miss […]