ctlss's Journal, 10 January 2013


It would seem that I have caught the creepin' crud that is making it's way through the populace. I am coughing, my head hurts, my body aches, it feels as though someone is sitting on my chest, and I can't breathe through my nose. Where, oh where, might I have picked up this gem of a bug??? Perhaps the hospital ER, whose waiting room was packed with people hacking and sneezing? Or maybe my pastor who was so sick on Sunday he didn't think he could preach? Or maybe in the grocery store? Who knows? It is EVERYWHERE!!! I am dosed with cold meds, ate 2 meatballs for breakfast (had to force myself), and drinking some coffee. I slept for over 10 hours last night, but kept waking up coughing. NYQUIL...take me away! lol

We spent from 11:30 until 3:30 at the doctors office yesterday. Mom had her ankle replacement checked and her sore knee. She had weight bearing xrays done, a CT scan, and got a brace for the ankle. She has arthritis in the knee, for which they gave her a cortisone shot. The apparatus in the ankle is still in place and looks great. They suspect the pain and swelling is from her over compensating due to the knee hurting. It was a loooong day! And there were sick people everywhere, coughing and sneezing. And does no one wash their hands anymore??? I went to the restroom several times and there were people in there who walked out of the stalls, checked their hair and lipstick, but didn't wash their darned hands!! No wonder we have so much illness being spread. YUCKO!

Diet wise, I did well. I ate before I left, and found a bag of turkey jerky in a machine for a snack. I did drink a Pepsi Max (diet), but had baked chicken and green beans for my midday meal. I also took a big water bottle with me and had water between the ins and outs. Dinner was steak, salad, and brussels sprouts. I have discovered I really love those little things, especially when you fry a bit of bacon, cut them in half, and saute them. Can't have but about 5 though...too carb loaded. Last night Dan just steamed them.

The scale showed another one pound drop this morning, but I am only going to record my weight every 3 or 4 days for now, then weekly as it slows. The fast weight drop freaks out the FS weight loss tyrant! It starts yelling at me that I am dropping weight at too fast a rate...do I want to continue or enter another number! lol

The weather here is cold and rainy, but no snow. It is supposed to stay above freezing for the next few days at least. I wish it would just snow!

Well, that's all the news that's fit to print from my corner...hope all is well in yours!

Off to read, answer, and comment!



Diet Calendar Entries for 10 January 2013:
1168 kcal Fat: 89.89g | Prot: 70.52g | Carb: 17.80g.   Breakfast: coffee, Horizon organics heavy cream, Taco Meatloaf Balls. Lunch: Top Sirloin Steak, frigo cheesehead cheese sticks. Dinner: Dan's Lamb Stew, Clancy's sweet potato chips. Snacks/Other: simms beef snack sticks, almonds. more...
2484 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 16 hours. more...
on diet The Primal Blueprint  


I feel for you, Stef! This stuff is awful; seems to hang on forever. I'll pray yours doesn't. Don't worry, those people that don't wash their hands, when they leave the stalls, probably work in the cafeteria, and they're planning on getting their hands clean when they rinse the veggies. :D  
10 Jan 13 by member: DairyKing
Dairy King and there you have the reason I don't like to eat out! lol Hope you are feeling better! 
10 Jan 13 by member: ctlss
Hate that you are not feeling well. Congrats on that last pound, and I wouldn't worry about the carbs in the veggies - you'll need them to fight off this curd. Get well soon!  
10 Jan 13 by member: BuffyBear
Congrats on the pound :-). Hope the 'crud' doesn't get any worse x 
10 Jan 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Stef take care of yourself!! I just read an article about how bad the flu is this year. Darn people just don't realize the simplest things...and you know if they don't wash their hands then use some anti-bacterial lotion or hand cleaner!!!!!!! 
10 Jan 13 by member: jaime30024
I had that crud last week but thankfully was better in 2 short days! Hope yours resolves quickly too. Tis the season! 
10 Jan 13 by member: madaboutmoose
As soon as I read "creeping crud" I thought of the ER and the doctor's office! With the flu being so bad this year, I'll pray that you've only got the crud and not some precursor to the flu. Take care....and super-congrat's on that nice drop in weight. Water or not, it all counts! 
10 Jan 13 by member: Sandy701
Sorry you are feeling so awful Stef. Thanks for taking the time to journal as we all love to hear from you. Glad your mum is doing okay. Hope Nyquil does it for you and you feel better soon.  
10 Jan 13 by member: sarahsmum
Oh Steph..not the CRUD...Thats why I got the flu shot..and DH doesn't want me to go to Wal Mart or anything until 2 weeks..as he won't get a shot..doesn't like needles..I have seen people do that too and I just can't understand it..I can't stand to even touch the stalls or doors etc...I am sure you got yours at the ER...thats where the sick go and doctors offices..Congrats on the loss girl..I know how hard it is to lose...Love and Hugs sweetie...:O) 
10 Jan 13 by member: BHA
Bren, I got the flu shot in September. I definitely have the flu. Stef, I'm so happy to see you back! Feel better. LOVE! 
10 Jan 13 by member: Johanne
lol DK. I've heard of numerous people that get the flu shot and still get the flu. But mostly it's a mild case, or so they say it should be. I don't have mine yet. Had a coworker out sick for nearly 3 weeks. She tried to come back to work today and left after less than an hour. Got dizzy and about passed out. 
10 Jan 13 by member: JessWhatINeeded
Stef, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that profile pic. It's the first I'm seeing it. Who are those little princesses? Congratulations on the weightloss, Stef. Proud of you. But oh so sorry that you're feeling poorly. Get better soon, my friend. 
11 Jan 13 by member: Helewis


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